The blog is slow because I've been in the United States for the past few weeks giving talks and doing research (thank you Leverhulme Trust). From Boston to Connecticut to the city of New York. You can't see it in this picture but I noticed the Xinhua News Agency has one of the giant movie boards in Times Square.
I've been talking with the New York City Bar Association who are worried that the New York State Bar Association is about to kill any moves towards liberalizing their legal profession. The NYCBA has lots of big law firms as members. The politics of the American bar are sui generis. It's both powerful and weak simultaneously. Terribly strange.
I'm staying on the Upper West Side which is great fun. Last time I was on the Lower West Side next to the High Line.* The UWS is more funky.
*(Memo to Boris: If you are going to recreate the High Line in London, just make sure you do it right.)