Typical of Harrold Acton, in a mortal moment, to recall a friend’s death and a tag from Renard. About the impact of the war on his life, Acton says:
Via Czech, not Czechia, Radio: The data on European youth unemployment is sobering, and the migrant influx is making a bad situation worse ...
Low-income Americans spend as much as $400 to get tax refund, report finds
Real estate agents have been prosecuted for fraudulently taking $2.6 million in rental bonds, strata fees, home sales and deposits, including one real estate agent who illegally took $789,000 Renters encouraged to go online to avoid rental bond fraud
Australia Post trials parcel delivery by drones: Who is in Charge?
Turning up to work sick could be costing the economy billions Sydney Morning Herald
Unlike most European countries, the Czech Republic has lacked a one-word version of its name in foreign languages. Now, the country is set to use the name Czechia in English, Tschechien in German or Tchequie in French," translations of "Cesko" in Czech Lunatic are in charge of Czechia or was that Czechnya
It is not easy to be old in most countries and it is going to get even harder. Lambert long ago identified the solution that neoliberal answer to social safety nets: “Go die.” So if you get to be old, you must either be adequately well off or suffer the consequences of not having been mercenary or competitive enough. By David Bacon, a journalist and photographer covering labor, immigration, and the impact of the global economy on workers. For this article, he received a Journalists in Aging Fellowship, a program of New America Media and the Gerontological Society of America, sponsored by The Scan Foundation. Originally published at Dollars & Sense
Really, what harm can another cigarette tax hike or two do? (map: “Prevalence of illicit tobacco in 2013,” Francesco Calderoni) Tobacco is human rights issue, claims a Georgetown Law center on health and law;
Government (including the writers of school lunch regulations) has pushed us toward a less healthy diet, part 73: the case for full-fat milk is looking stronger than ever [Time]
“Obama’s latest food crackdown: Salt” [Helena Bottemiller Evich, Politico]
Paternalist objections to the assumption of risk doctrine, and some answers [Avihay Dorfman via Benjamin Zipursky]
Vaping as dangerous as smoking? Really? Jacob Sullum challenges Dr. Margaret Cuomo;
Australian physicians group urges drastic new restrictions on alcohol access, including higher purchase age, 0.0 blood alcohol driving limit, “interventions” for pregnant women [Sydney Morning Herald]
Since increasing a bank’s capital requirement to improve the stability of the financial system imposes costs upon the bank, a regulator should ideally be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that banks classified as systemically risky really do create systemic risk before subjecting them to this capital punishment. Evaluating the performance of two leading systemic risk models, we show that estimation error alone prevents the reliable identification of the most systemically risky banks. We conclude that it will be a considerable challenge to develop a riskometer that is both sound and reliable enough to provide an adequate foundation for macroprudential policy.
Eric Turkewitz has collaborated with other law bloggers on a series of April Fool’s blog hoaxes, but this year many bloggers sat out his joke about Donald Trump suits against the press. Sort of a canary in the coal mine right there [Paul Alan Levy]
Forbes: IRS Admits It Encourages Illegals To Steal Social Security Numbers For Taxes, by Robert W. Wood:
Tenured Rutgers Law Prof Suspended From Practice Of Law For Misappropriating Client Funds
In the Matter of Aaron Ari Afilalo, 2016 NY Slip Op 02727 (NY App. Div. Apr. 12, 2016): Respondent, Aaron Ari Afilalo, was admitted to the practice of law in the State of New York by the First Judicial Department on January 23, 1995. ...
As part of a series on the rising global phenomenon of online harassment, the Guardian commissioned research into the 70m comments left on its site since 2006 and discovered that of the 10 most abused writers eight are women, and the two men are black. Hear from three of those writers, explore the data and help us host better conversations online
The dark side of Guardian comments