Monday, December 06, 2004

Productivity differences

Workers with similar job titles often have radically different levels of productivity. Here's an extreme example--today's New York Times has story about a Federal District Court judge:
But there is one unchallenged king of delayed decisions: Judge George B. Daniels of Federal District Court in Manhattan, who, the latest statistics show, had 289 motions in civil cases pending for more than six months, by far the highest total of any federal judge in the nation.
On the other hand, here's an unbelievably, ridiculously, absurdly long list of what Federal Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner has written and published in 2003-2004. To call him prolific would be a vast understatement. Maybe his productivity will go down now that he's starting a blog.

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