Brill is known for his New Yorker piece on "Rubber Rooms," where scores of New York City schoolteachers who have been accused of misconduct or incompetence sit and are paid full-time until their cases can be processed -- the average wait, he found, was three years.
In fact, that quote appeared further down in Brill's piece and should have been attributed to Anthony Lombardi.
Seventy-two-year-old August Brill is recovering from a car accident in his daughters house in Vermont.
The idea, said Brill, is to allow anyone with a good idea to bring it to fruition: “Going through airport security is one of the most frustrating experiences we all share, so we figured there must be lots of people out there with good ideas, who may be hesitant to try to sell their product to the government.”
But Brill is completely lost when it comes to pulling off sincerity, much less attempt to seamlessly mix it with another sensibility.