More Bits: Fixing the news, Risk Management, Campaign Finance Reform, Top UI Designers.

Eleven Things I’d Do If I Ran a News Organization UPDATED You may have noticed – you could hardly miss it – the current blizzard of one-year anniversary stories about the fall of Lehman Brothers, an event that helped spark last fall’s financial meltdown. The coverage mainly reminds me that journalists failed to do their jobs before last fall’s crisis emerged, and have continued to fail si …

Risk Mismanagement Mon Apr. 19, 2010 3:00 AM PDT About a decade ago, Miguel Torres planted 104 hectares of pinot noir grapes in the Spanish Pyrenees, 3,300 feet above sea level. It’s cold up there and not much good for grapes-at least not these days.

The Myth of Campaign Finance Reform > Publications > National Affairs FROM ISSUE NUMBER 2 ~ WINTER 2010 GO TO TABLE OF CONTENTS March 24, 2009, may go down as a turning point in the history of the campaign-finance reform debate in America. On that day, in the course of oral argument before the Supreme Court in the case of Citizens United v.

Hacker News | Ask HN: Who are the top UI designers on the web today? “When you’re forced to be simple, you’re forced to face the real problem. When you can’t deliver ornament, you have to deliver substance.” – PG is full of “cake decoration”. Other than that it is nice work. I’m not sure what you’re getting at here.