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I Think I'm On The Point Of Spotting The Flaw In This Plan

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We aren't sure that a dot-com billionaire (even if he has in Madonnaesque fashion reinvented himself more than once) fighting with the SEC over an insider trading issue is going to have much public appeal in the present anti-capitalist hang-the-richies-high environment. We are even less sure that drawing a pile of "Ivy League professors" to the warmth of your bosom is going to have much public appeal in the present anti-formula hang-the-Gaussians-high environment. If you can't kill the math, and someone has to pay, where does that leave "Ivy League professors?" I'm not sure. Neither is DealBook, but they do report on Cuban's latest antics. To wit:

Mark Cuban has lined up a roster of Ivy League professors to take his part in his battle against the Securities and Exchange Commission, which has accused the investor of trading on insider information.
The Dallas Morning New reported that law professors from Harvard, Yale, the University of Chicago, the University of California, Los Angeles and Southern Methodist University filed a brief on Mr. Cuban's behalf Monday, arguing that the S.E.C. made a legalistic land grab when it sued Mr. Cuban.

The first commenter who points out that John Wilkes Booth, UCLA and SMU aren't "Ivy League" wins a prize. (Hint: It's not a good prize).
Professors Come to Cuban's Defense [DealBook]


Harvard Business School Alum Has A 4-Point Plan For Fixing The Election Process In The United States

On November 6, 2012, as the results of the presidential election rolled in, a member of the Harvard Business School Class of 2010 considered ending it all. "The thought crossed my mind to jump off my penthouse apartment balcony," he wrote his fellow classmates yesterday. Sure, he had a lot to live for: friends, family, the earthly delights afforded to him by living in Southern California ("surfing, mountains, 78 degree sunshine, and hot babes everywhere"), as well as a new company and all that came with it (relationships with celebrities that straddle the line between "friend and service provider," as well as invites to "the VMAs and private concerts in Vegas"). But he also had a lot of reasons to be good and angry at the world, including but not limited to: the state of California being "filled with so many hippie liberals" he just might snap and in doing so "choke out a street bum," people who "sit around with their hand out and expect to be fed," and, most vexingly, the reelection of Barack Obama. And while he did not in fact end up leaping from his penthouse balcony apartment that night, make no mistake, he was and is exceedingly pissed about the direction this country is going, which is south on the Pacific Coast Highway right straight to hell. And whereas the endless stream of bums and hobos and hippies he encounters each and every day the second he steps out of his penthouse apartment probably would take the easy way out, because that's what they do, he's better than that. So instead, he went to bed, got up, sat down at his computer and channeled his anger into something productive: a list of suggestions for how we can get America back on track and in four years, rest it from the hands of the commie holding it hostage, like forcing candidates to use bullet points and telling people who don't believe in capitalism to pack their shit because in 20 minutes a van is coming to ship their non-contributing zero asses off to a country where it's not actually a "privilege" to live. First, though, some life updates, because it really has been too long.