Why the continuing obsession with Nazis? For the stark moral drama, to which we can retreat from our far more Complex taxing world
Prince Charles of Britain will reportedly intervene in the case of jailed Saudi blogger who is sentenced to 1,000 lashes and urge the Saudi Arabia’s new King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to halt the punishment, according to Arabian Business.
The Saudi blogger was arrested in June 2012 for offenses including insulting Islam, cyber-crime and disobeying his father. Read the original story here
House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts Report: Tax avoidance: the role of large accountancy firms (follow–up)
Where were HSBC's auditors?
HSBC files show how Swiss bank helped clients dodge taxes and hide millions
Catalogue of malpractice endorsed by bankers laid bare in HSBC files
Global views on the HSBC tax scandal
Profile: HSBC whistleblower Herve Falciani
The Golden Age of Blogs
Jason Kottke writes that blogs are for 40-somethings with kids. In the past few years, the blog died. Sure, blogs still exist, many of them are excellent, and they will go on existing and being excellent for many years to come. But the function of the blog is increasingly being handled by a growing number of disparate media forms that are blog-like but also decidedly not blogs. The primary mode for the distribution of links has moved from the loosely connected network of blogs to tightly integrated services like Facebook and Twitter The death of the bloggers tends to be exaggerated