Saturday, September 20, 2003

Dick Grasso's Departure

The spectacle of NYSE board member and J.P. Morgan Chase CEO William Harrison presiding over Mr. Grasso's dismissal is also richly ironic. Whatever Mr. Grasso's mistakes, the NYSE didn't aid and abet Enron's deceptions as a recent SEC settlement shows that Morgan Chase clearly did. Yet Mr. Harrison continues to run his bank. Perhaps Mr. Grasso had to go because his pay reminded too many people of these and other genuine business sins. -- From The Wall Street Journal Editorial Page of Thursday, 18 September 2003

Friday, September 19, 2003

Unintended Consequences

A new column on what the front-loaded primary schedule does to the 2004 Democratic Presidential nomination campaign is posted here, at Tech Central Station.

Monday, September 15, 2003

Kerry's Quagmire

The John Kerry for President campaign is now in full implosion/recrimination mode. The unhappiest warrior slogs on. The whole enterprise brings to mind one word from Kerry's youth: "bummer."

P.S. The staff purge begins.