Thursday, June 25, 2015

Will Humans Go the Way of Horses?

The ancient Greek adage that "whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad" - The world is facing lots of mad rides over the next few years ...

In defense of pragmatic madness and pessimism. As a corrective to the deluded optimism of the happiness industry, worrying is more essential than ever... Misadjusted Disorders

Derek Thompson on a world without work

In the future, it’s not unreasonable to expect people to vote for policies that will help them avoid the economic fate of the horse. For example, legislatures might pass restrictions on certain types of job-destroying technologies. Although there appear to be few such explicit limits to date, already there are nascent efforts to draft legislation related to autonomous cars and other technologies with relatively direct implications for labor.

Report - Causes and Consequences of Income Inequality: A Global Perspective

Rachel Rubenstein, Reflections on the General State of Tax-related Identity Theft (Procedurally Taxing). “From 2004 to 2013, the NTA identified tax-related identity theft as one of the “‘Most Serious Problems” faced by taxpayers in nearly every annual report submitted to Congress here.”

David Brunori, The Revolt of the Corporations (Tax Analysts Blog). “The message is clear: Businesses have options and will move to sunnier tax climates.”