Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Perry Fleischer Presents How Is The Opera Like The Soup Kitchen? Melbourne

TaxVox:  Mike Graetz Looks at International Tax From 30,000 Feet, by Howard Gleckman:
It is so easy to get lost in the weeds of tax policy. Nowhere is that more true than in the hyper-technical world of international tax that only a handful of economists and lawyers really understand. That’s why a recent short talk by Columbia University law professor Michael Graetz was so useful.

Miranda Perry Fleischer (San Diego) presents How is the Opera Like the Soup Kitchen? in The Philosophical Foundations of Tax Law (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2016) today at the Australian Society Of Legal Philosophy Annual Conference at Melbourne Law School: The charitable tax subsidies are, at heart, redistributive. Some individuals (the recipients of charitable goods and services, such as students, museum-goers, and soup kitchen patrons) receive benefits. Other individuals pay for these benefits, both voluntarily (through donations) and involuntarily (in the form of higher taxes or reduced benefits).

Government is Just Amother  Word For the Things We Choose to Cover Up Together:  This Government Agency’s Cover-Up May Have Hindered US Cybersecurity

The Politicization of Everything, The Weekly Standard (Aug. 1, 2016):
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s recent outburst against Donald Trump has been roundly criticized by people of all political stripes. Insofar as her comments suggested a clear bias about cases that could come before the Supreme Court, they were clearly a mistake and a departure from the norms of Court behavior. After predictable media attempts to defend her by saying "everyone does it," Justice Ginsburg apologized and walked back her remarks.

Wall Street Journal, Amazon Tiptoes Into Banking Business Through Student Loans:
Amazon is stepping into the student-loan marketplace.
The online retailer has entered into a partnership with San Francisco lender Wells Fargo in which the bank’s student-lending arm will offer interest-rate discounts to select Amazon shoppers. ...