Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Saturday, Is It?

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* Wearing a revealing prom dress? That’s a paddlin’.

* Do corporations have an obligation to increase shareholder value over all other considerations? Turns out the answer is “not really”—and corporate personhood is actually on the side of angels here:

Oddly, no previous management research has looked at what the legal literature says about the topic, so we conducted a systematic analysis of a century’s worth of legal theory and precedent. It turns out that the law provides a surprisingly clear answer: Shareholders do not own the corporation, which is an autonomous legal person…

More at MeFi.

* California Attorney General Jerry Brown has seen the unedited tapes of the James O’Keefe hoax that brought down ACORN and has determined they were dishonestly edited.

* Phil Jones and the Climate Research Unit have been cleared (again) in the Climategate stolen email “scandal.”

* Slate has the four craziest lies about health care reform.

* Didn’t Joss say Dollhouse was over and that the story wouldn’t continue in any form? Now there’s talk of comics.

* Questions with too many answers: “Why America hates Duke basketball.”

* I Can Hold My Breath Forever.

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