There is no god like one's stomach; we must sacrifice to it every day.
~Kingsley Oje, Benin City, Nigeria via MA
*The economics of Broadway Gabbie is in New York
Speaking of risk taking Gabbie, note this Global Risk Report 2016
How Yes Minister Predicted BREXIT
EU referendum: Boris Johnson and Michael Gove prepare ‘dream team’ to lead a Brexit government Telegraph
D I V O R C E – Sarkozy Calls for New Treaty, Reiterates “Turkey Has No Place in EU” Michael Shedlock
Trivia over Lidka's Polish Tatar: Earl"s Square in London belonged to Polish people before antipodeans took it over.
How Sasha's Godfather predicted that Poland would win last night's soccer Euro 2016 game against the Arabic Swiss team. Poland has beaten Switzerland 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out to reach the European Championship quarter-finals for the first time following a riveting last-16 clash that ended 1-1 after extra time. Kubo aka Jakub Blaszczykowski gave Poland a 39th-minute lead before Xherdan Shaqiri equalised with a spectacular bicycle kick in the 82nd to send the match into a dramatic climax Polsko aka Poland Beats Switzerland
Amazon Video’s traffic is spiking, which means internet video is now dominated by three big companies Quartz
‘There Was a Stranger in My Own House’: Is the Sharing Economy Safe for Women? Vice
Via LLRX.com – New Economy Resources 2016 – This guide by Marcus Zillman aggregates significant actionable sources for researchers focused on the “new economy,” including current and historical government data, analytics and alerts from Open Source providers, the private sector, and the legislative and regulatory sectors.
William W. Olney How much does English proficiency help you in economics?, and it seems it helps a good deal:
This article investigates whether the global spread of the English language provides an inherent advantage to native English speakers. This question is studied within the context of the economics profession, where the impact of being a native English speaker on future publishing success is examined. English speakers may have an advantage because they are writing in their native language, the quality of writing is a crucial determinant of publishing success, and all the top economics journals are published in English. Using a ranking of the world’s top 2.5% of economists, this article confirms that native English speakers are ranked 100 spots higher (better) than similar non-native English speakers. A variety of extensions examine and dispel many other potential explanations.
Venezuelans Ransack Stores as Hunger Grips the Nation.
With delivery trucks under constant attack, the nation’s food is now transported under armed guard. Soldiers stand watch over bakeries. The police fire rubber bullets at desperate mobs storming grocery stores, pharmacies and butcher shops. A 4-year-old girl was shot to death as street gangs fought over food. Venezuela is convulsing from hunger.
Over the past two centuries, the average person has been enriched by as much as 9,900 percent. This resulted from Das Kapital , not the accumulation of capital....
"Uber and Strippers Have Something in Common": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View
Britain is in the midst of a working-class revolt Guardian
The OECD Economic Outlook is the OECD’s twice-yearly analysis of the major economic trends and prospects for the next two years
Burke, Jeremy and Hung, Angela and Clift, Jack and Garber, Steven and Yoong, Joanne, Impacts of Conflicts of Interest in the Financial Services Industry (February 4, 2015). RAND Working Paper Series WR- 1076. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2794246
Basic Income: A Sellout of the American Dream MIT Technology Review
NSW works on delivering data driven government ...
Financial crime is on the rise in Australia, with the country's senior money-laundering officials saying they've witnessed a dramatic increase in fraudulent transactions. Deputy chief executive of the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre, Gavin McCairns, said the volume of data it received every day was growing "exponentially".
Financial crime 'on the rise': AUSTRAC
Governments now require greater scrutiny and assessment of public sector programs to determine whether these programs are ‘working’. August 16-17 Evaluation for the Public Sector
“Facts are often biased against Donald Trump and should be used sparingly in reporting, if at all. ...Fact-checking is at best gauche and at worst treasonous. What is fact? Donald Trump speaks truth, which is bigger than fact.” — Alexandra Petri, humor columnist for the Washington Post
“This analysis of 47 cases of jihadist-inspired violence carried out in Western countries between January 1, 2012, and the June 12, 2016, Orlando attack sheds light on the evolving terrorist threat. The data shows that the Syrian civil war and the rise of the Islamic State have coincided with an increase in the number of attacks, with more than half of all violent incidents taking place in France and the United States.
We’ve Hit Peak Human and an Algorithm Wants Your Job. Now What? Bloomberg
US States Take Matters Into Their Own Hands On 'Amazon' Tax
Americans and the new digital economy: 8 key findings: “Digital technology has ushered in a slew of new shared, collaborative and on-demand online services ranging from virtual marketplaces to home sharing. These services have potentially far-reaching implications for consumers and regulators and for the future of work in this country. To examine the scope and impact of these new services, Pew Research Center conducted its first survey devoted to the broader issues of the new digital economy. Here are eight findings from the report…”
Avocados and Other (Delicious) Tax Shelters