Sunday, October 2, 2011

Michael Lewis--CA and Bust

Michael Lewis is a wonderful writer. He's written Money Ball, and also The Big Short.

Here's a link to a seven page article he wrote for Vanity Fair. It's about CA, bankruptcy and public unions.

As an aside, and it's almost too hard to believe, this Friday I had to get a new battery in my car. I don't know how we got on this conversation, but the AAA guy mentioned his wife who works for another car towing company. He said that when the police pick a towing company to tow cars (when cops set up a DUI checkpoint), the towing company is required to provide food for the police.

He said that one time his wife's company because they didn't have time, they ordered a dozen pizzas for the cops at the check point. The toe truck company was informed that this wasn't acceptable, so the next time they hired a food truck to be there to cater to the police.

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