- Cold Play re Cold River
The private paramedic company contracted to provide first aid services to the Stereosonic music festival has banned its staff from talking to NSW Police after the death of Sydney pharmacist Sylvia Choi. Sttereosonic. ...
Clear thinking needed The Economist. “Global warming cannot be dealt with using today’s tools and mindsets. So create some new one
It is a crime to report crime - the sea of silent treatments in Sydney ...
HSBC whistleblower given five years' jail over biggest leak in banking history
Four top KPMG accountants arrested over alleged tax fraud
Four KPMG partners in Belfast put on leave as HMRC begin investigation
Germany gives Greece names of 10000 citizens suspected of dodging taxes
- This will frighten tax avoiders: HMRC asks tax avoiders to promise to be good
- HMRC declares an end to 'hiding money in another country' from January
Here are the top 10 countries where British criminals launder their money
AFP whistle blower’s explosive claims of mass murder, rape and corruption
We reward whistle blowers who help to prosecute people who are defrauding the government by giving them a share of the proceeds. Bradley Birkenfeld, for example, provided evidence to the US government that the Swiss bank UBS was illegally enabling US tax evaders. The case led to a $780 million dollar fine against UBS and Birkenfeld collected a sweet cut, $104 million.
Derek Khanna at the R Street Institute suggests a similar system to reward innovators
Hundreds rally in Paris to protest the banning of protests @Ruptly
Tax Justice Focus – The Whistleblower edition
Greg Ip presented his new book Foolproof: Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us Safe at Mercatus/GMU, with an emphasis on financial crises and a bit on forest fires too. I was the moderator, and the commentators were Alex J. Pollock and Jared Bernstein.
Harrison Daily editorial, Why Is No One Held Accountable?: Never ever does anything serious seem to happen to government officials who fail to do their jobs properly, waste massive amounts of taxpayers' money, harm the innocent unfairly or even engage in criminal activities.
The most googled diets by city
Cities as harems
Exploring the Wall Street Journal’s Pulitzer-Winning Medicare Investigation with SQLPublic Affairs Data Journalism at Stanford University (CL). Amazing.
Policy wonks who opened Snapchat today were greeted by the silky drawl of Frank Underwood, the chief villain (and hero) of the Netflix political tragedy “House of Cards.”
“I’ve always said power is more important than money,” intones Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey. “But when it comes to elections, money gives power — well, a run for its money.”
The clip, which appeared on Vox.com’s newly launched Discover channel, serves as an entry point for the site’s rapid-fire tutorial on cash-infused political campaigns. Paired with sinister-sounding music and a spate of red, white and blue motion graphics, Underwood’s cameo marks Vox.com’s first foray into Snapchat Discover. Vox.com, which launched on Snapchat Discover Monday, used its first daily edition to explore the influence of money on politics
How Social Justice Became Cool The Fader Thomas Chatterton Williams reviews ‘Between the World and Me’ by Ta-Nehisi Coates London Review of Books
Study 329: Big Risk Dr. David Healy
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