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The New York Times: A Profit Bump for Companies, and Tax Transparency for Investors, by Gretchen Morgenson:
Europol, Intel and Kaspersky launch anti-ransomware project
When Ben Wellington crunched freely available parking data for New York City, he uncovered thousands of tickets issued to vehicles that were legally parked. Max Galka reports on this and other revealing uses of data in our cities How an open data blogger proved the NYPD issued parking tickets in error
The Hill, Hatch: Senate Won't Remove IRS Head:
Good rich girls have to live according to such adages as “a good woman saw her name in the paper three times: when she was born, when she was married, and when she died” and cultivate the kind of beauty that is “for the purpose of enjoyment by men and envy by women ...
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Makris, Ilias A., The Effect of Innovative Activity in Firm Performance and Development: Analysing Data from Eurozone (July 15, 2016). International Journal of Business and Economic Sciences Applied Research, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2016. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2810037
FiveThirtyEight answers the old question, “If a tree fell in a wood with no one around to hear it, would it make a sound?” by telling a five year old she really doesn’t want to hear the loudest sound in the world. They said when Krakatoa exploded in 1883, the sound waves washed over the entire world. Many people heard it thousands of miles away, and in cities on the opposite side of the globe, climatologists recorded spikes in air pressure
A tale of our times, from Eli Dourado. “I don’t blame him for his lifestyle, economically it makes sense.”
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Chris Edwards (Cato Institute), Tax Army Larger than U.S. Army:
Escaping stress in NYC through “Zen Bondage.”
Wall Street Journal: He Made ‘Carried Interest’ Famous. Now He’s Going to Help Write The Law, by Richard Rubin:
Washington Post, Is the IRS Getting Back At An In-House Critic?:
Here is something from Richard the Second, Act II Scene ii, by William Shakespeare
Each substance of a grief hath twenty shadows,
Which shows like grief itself, but is not so;
For sorrow's eye, glazed with blinding tears,
Divides one thing entire to many objects;
Like perspectives, which rightly gazed upon
Show nothing but confusion, eyed awry
Where shall some wisdom be found?
Where shall this grief be answered?
Where shall my soul be restored?
Some people might turn to the Bible, or religion, or prayer. Others might turn to drugs or alcohol. My mind and soul, however, will turn to Shakespeare.
In particular, even though you might think that the quotation above would send me toRichard II, this reader will, for reasons that I might be able to explain later, turn to King Lear.It is an old man's play for troubled times.
I am that old and confused man.
These are those harrowing times.
Public administration watchers in Australia have been discussing moves towards less hierarchical governance structures and stronger collaboration with other sectors for a long time. But in some places not a lot has changed, thinks Meredith Edwards, former deputy secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. In fact, some have even backslid. “There is evidence that some agencies have become more and not less hierarchical with stronger executive control, and public servants have become more and not less risk-averse, with middle management becoming less and not more empowered,” Edwards writes in a chapter for the Australia and New Zealand School of Government’s new book, The three sector solution: delivering public policy in collaboration with not-for-profits and business.
An Issue of Governance
LABOR ANNOUNCES ITS SHADOW MINISTRY
Labor Leader Bill Shorten has announced his Shadow Ministry following the 2 July Federal election. Revenue and related Shadow Ministers include:
1. Shadow Treasurer - Chris Bowen.
2. Shadow Assistant Treasurer - Andrew Leigh. Mr Leigh also takes on roles as Shadow Minister for Competition and Productivity, Shadow Minister for Trade in Services, and Shadow Minister for Charities and Not-for-Profits.
3. Shadow Minister for Small Business and Financial Services - Katy Gallagher.
4. Shadow Assistant Minister for Treasury - Matt Thistlethwaite.
5. Shadow Finance Minister - Jim Chalmers.
6. Shadow Attorney-General - Mark Dreyfus.