Let me encourage you to take a look at Professor Warren's sum-up post
on our Bankruptcy Bill blog. The bill passed, of course. The lesson here is that money talks. Or, as Bob Dylan more aptly put it, it swears
. But it didn't happen silently or without anyone knowing what was afoot. And the critics managed to get their message heard too. Professor Warren further notes that the late focus on the inequities of this legislation may even prompt some amendments or revisions to be passed during the 180 before the law goes into effect.
She also mentions something we hope to be discussing more in the ensuing weeks. We've been very happy about how the Bankruptcy Blog experiment has worked out. So we're going to keep it going.
We haven't worked out all the details yet. But Professor Warren and her team are going to keep up their blogging, expanding the focus from the specifics of the bankruptcy legislation to the broader panoply of economic changes and legislative enactments which are making middle class life in America less secure. Their blog -- which will probably have some snappy new name -- will have a permanent home at our new companion site tpmcafe.com.