Links of the Day: November 18, 2013

11-doctors-running : Eleven Doctors Running | November 18, 2013 | io9.

The GOP’s new target for voter disenfranchisement: women. As of November 5, Texans must show a photo ID with their up-to-date legal name. Only 66% of voting age women have ready access to a photo ID of this nature, as many women have not updated their photo IDs with either their married names or their name after a divorce. This disenfranchises 34% of women voters, while 99% of men are home free. Similar laws now exist or are in the process of being passed in numerous other states. | October 20, 2013 | Brad Delong

Placing Literature: Where Your Book Meets the Map | October 23, 2013 | Hugh Howey

Why the “Maximizing Shareholder Value” Theory of Corporate Governance is Bogus Directors and officers, broadly speaking, have a duty of care and duty of loyalty to the corporation. From that flow more specific obligations under Federal and state law. But notice: those responsibilities are to the corporation, not to shareholders in particular. | October 21, 2013 | Naked Capitalism

Off the Charts | Policy insights beyond numbers | October 21, 2013 Brad Delong

Five Things Super Successful People do before 8 am | This morning I did exercise but I had a danish for breakfast. I don’t know if that counts. | October 23, 2013 | The Big Picture

WSJ: Where the Good Jobs Are. In 1980, salaries for workers with a high-school diploma in Austin and Raleigh were significantly lower than the national average. Then those cities became important hubs for IT and life science, respectively. Salaries are 45% higher, and the gap keeps expanding. High-school graduates in Austin and Raleigh don’t work harder or have higher IQs. The ecosystem around them is different. Most industries have a multiplier effect. But none has a bigger one than the innovation sector: about three times as large as that of extractive industries or traditional manufacturing. Clearly, the best way for a city or state to generate jobs for everyone is to attract innovative companies that hire highly educated workers. | October 24, 2013 | Brad Delong