Things I Learned 2009-09

  1. United States v. Reynolds, the Supreme Court case establishing the “state secret” privilege, was founded on a factual record which ironically demonstrates why the privilege should be narrow. [source, Act Two] [more info]
  2. A properly knotted tie is supposed to have a dimple in it. [source]
  3. Josiah Wedgwood, an English potter during the late 1700s, was a brilliant business innovator, using a factory-line, showroom, and direct marketing to generate extreme wealth. He left much of it to his grandson Charles Darwin, who spent his leisure time sailing on a beagle. [source]

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