Last week’s kick-off dim-sum-and-policy-chat brunch came off nicely. There were a total of eight of us, and we ate too much delicious food for $15 a head. Topics discussed included banks’ reservation practices for subprime loans such as option ARMs, scheduling criteria under the Controlled Substance Act, high-stakes school testing, and the extent and policy implications of competitive consumption.
We’ll meet again this Sunday at 11:30 at Lei Garden, 629 H St., NW, in Chinatown. Dim sum is served on the top floor. Feel free to drop in on impulse, but if you know you’re coming please drop me a line [markarkleiman *at* gmail *dot* com]. When we’re done I’ll be heading out to the Takoma Park Folk Festival; both the restaurant and the festival are on the Red Line.