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Supreme Court Nominations Will Never Be the Same - Bloomberg View
As it turned out, that also meant that Tribe’s generational successor in that role, Cass Sunstein (another colleague of mine, both at Harvard Law and here at Bloomberg View) also had little chance of being nominated, despite being much more centrist than Tribe and just as qualified in his own right. Sunstein hadn’t been involved in the Bork hearings -- but the rules of the game had changed. Barack Obama couldn’t even get Sunstein, an administrative law expert, on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which specializes in administrative law.
supremecourt  Democrats  history  bloomberg 
december 2016 by HispanicPundit
The Drudgery Beneath Downton Abbey - Bloomberg
It is customary to end these pieces by saying that these jobs went away, or got better, because unions and the government made them so, but this isn’t true. These jobs went away because the alternatives improved. Yes, by the 1950s, the normally affluent could not afford servants, thanks to the heavy taxation that had reduced their incomes. But long before that, the lives of servants began to improve, because domestic servants were getting scarce. With opportunities opening up in factories and offices, people refused to go into service unless they were treated quite well. World War II basically ended the heyday of the British domestic servant, not because of some law, but because the servants could get a better deal for war work.
history  labor  mcardle  bloomberg  sidebar 
september 2013 by HispanicPundit

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