White House Interns are Superheroes, Report

White House Interns are Superheroes, Report
White House Interns are Superheroes, Report

Martha Gimbel used to work at the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) and has noticed that a new report for the CEA has some unusual interns:

This falls under the “Brown M&M” principle, whereby small failures on the margins might point to larger problems. As Vox explains:

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These are small matters, of course, but inattention to detail as a habit can be very consequential.

Van Halen used to famously insist that the band be provisioned before playing a show with bowls of M&Ms from which all the brown M&Ms had been removed. This would be buried in the midst of a longish contract document, and the point wasn’t to be fussy about candy; it was to offer a quick way to check whether the organizers had actually read the thing and paid attention to detail.

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