Monday, July 06, 2015

Doncaster of What if ...

Eating, and hospitality in general, is a communion, and any meal worth attending by yourself is improved by the multiples of those with whom it is shared... Doncaster filled with stories from Richard and Edwina ;-)

The Messy Business Of Reinventing Happiness Fast Company

Using the minimum wage to stimulate the economy “like trying to get rich by picking your own pocket” [Megan McArdle]

What if it were a crime to walk down city streets taking roundabout paths so as not to be filmed by official surveillance cameras? Compare the state of “structuring” laws that make it an offense in itself to arrange transactions so they’re not subject to the filing of reports [Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlanticearlier]

“Can [an Employer] Lawfully Prohibit Secret Recordings in the Workplace?” [Jarad Lucan, Connecticut School Law]

After crooks sell bogus insurance coverage to credulous Michigan auto owners, cops swoop down and seize/forfeit victims’ cars for having been operated without insurance. Crooks and cops, stronger together! [Juan Thompson, The Intercept]

A quiz to compare yourself with the likes of Barack Obama, Cliven Bundy, and others 
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For the first time in modern China, capitalists have outnumbered Communists. More than 90 million Chinese now trade stocks, says China Securities Depository and Clearing Co. That compares with 87.8 million Communist Party members at the end of last year.
China's sharemarket traders outnumber Communist Party members for first time

'War for people' looms in the public service
 Public service departments will be forced to fight a "war for people" as the looming mass retirements hit Commonwealth workplaces, according to a Canberra recruitment specialist.

Public Service Commissioner John Lloyd sends public servants to private sector
 Public Service Commissioner John Lloyd is reforming the Commonwealth bureaucracy by formulating a plan to send elite executives to private companies such as Woolworths and McDonald's and introducing private sector-style talent spotting.