Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Innovation : The money Jobs generated

“I, whose imperfection
Is evident and admitted
Needing further assurance
Must year-long be pitted
Against fool and trooper
Practising my integrity
In awkward places,
Walking until I walk easy
Among uncomprehended faces.” 
- CR

Apple wants to start making cars as soon as 2020 Sydney Morning Herald 

Media dragon loves the idea of thin Nikkons Paper-Thin Lenses Could Shrink Cameras and Holographic Displays MIT Technology Review

What pushes scientists to lie? The disturbing but familiar story of Haruko Obokata Guardian. Today’s must read. Buried in the middle is the most distressing part: how little scientific research is verified (“replicated”) and how many studies supporting the use of drugs are garbage (one effort to replicate cancer drug efficacy showed an 89% failure rate). This confirms my general, skeptical view of Western medicine. As a colleague who worked for the NIH and later in Big Pharma in a senior role put it: “Medicine is a medieval art.”

Professionals and professional firms provide a range of taxation-related services, from advising clients on their tax obligations to designing and implementing tax-reduction strategies. Provided that tax professionals respect the letter of the law, are all such tax services morally permissible? Tax advisors: TF noted how Steve Jobs of this world did not set out for Apple to Avoid Taxes
A crackdown on tax avoidance and evasion by people who HM Revenue & Customs call "mass affluent" netted 60% more money in 2014, a report says. HMRC's Affluent Unit covering UK residents on annual incomes over £150,000 - or wealth over £1m - raised £137.2m in tax, up from £85.7m in 2013 Affluent Units ; Pinsent Masons press-releases