As Malcolm Turnbull prepares to embark on his first official visit to China as prime minister, some 60 Chinese community leaders in Australia gathered in Sydney urging him to watch his words when discussing the South China Sea in Beijing Communist Chinas patriots among us Beijing pulls new lever of influence in Australia
...Powerful communist China could turn back Australian products
The Rise of Shadow Banking in China Federal Reserve of Atlanta blog
March 28, 2016
Peter Reilly, IRS Turns To Crowdsourcing To Improve Systems. That seems logical, considering that the hacking is crowdsourced.
April 1, 2016
March 30, 2016
“I have seen the future and it works.”
Lincoln Steffens (1866-1936)
American “muckraking” journalist and social activist
Remark in a letter to Marie Howe,
dated April 3, 1919, about his visit to Soviet Russia. Russia had
recently become the first major Communist nation, adopting a political
system based (theoretically) on the doctrines of Karl Marx.
At the time, many liberal activists like Steffens believed that such a
Socialist system would be good for the majority of citizens and should be adopted by other countries.
Steffens used several versions of his famous controversial prediction
over the years. One of the most cited variations comes from his 1931 autobiography.
In that, Steffens wrote that American businessman Bernard Baruch once
said to him, “So you’ve been over into Russia?, and he replied: “I have been over into the future and it works.” Steffens also noted in his autobiography that, by the time he wrote it, he had become disillusioned with Communism.
Billing by Millionths of Pennies, Cloud Computing’s Giants Take In Billions by Quentin Hardy – “This economics of tiny things demonstrates the global power of the few companies, including Amazon, Microsoft and Google, that can make fortunes from the small..Amazon Web Services…Andrew R. Jassy, the senior vice president of Amazon Web Services. The per-millionth pricing began last November, in the A.W.S. product Lambda..”
They keep themselves quiet and their digital dreams: ABSIA is a Non-Profit Association created to be the collective voice of the Australian Business Software Industry.
March 30, 2016
March 28, 2016TaxGrrrl, IRS Encourages Taxpayers To Check Refund Status Online (Millions Already Have)
Following up on this morning's post, Treasury Department Issues Third Batch Of Anti-Inversion Rules, Updated Framework For Business Tax Reform: New York Times Deal Book, On Inversions, the Treasury Department Drops the Gloves, by Victor Fleischer (San Diego):