Wealth without work.
Pleasure without conscience.
Knowledge without character.
Commerce without morality.
Science without humanity.
Worship without sacrifice.
Politics without principle.
~From a sermon given by Frederick Lewis Donaldson in Westminster Abbey, London, on March 20, 1925.”
"I would rather be a serf in a poor man's house and be above ground than reign among the dead."
History is a curious thing, and Niall Ferguson investigates not only what happened but why ... why .... why ...Over the past few centuries, Western cultures have been very good at creating general prosperity for themselves. Historian Niall Ferguson asks: Why the West, and less so the rest? He suggests half a dozen big ideas from Western culture — call them the 6 killer apps — that promote wealth, stability and innovation. And in this new century, he says, these apps are all shareable. The 6 ( Six) killer apps of prosperity
Robert D. Flach, NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER. It’s almost a job requirement for candidates.
Weatherford International Gets in Trouble for Letting Execs Choose Their Own Numbers (Caleb Newquist, Going Concern).
Who knew? Ron Howard’s new Beatles documentary got its start in Maryland
Pope Francis calls out journalists: Does the media needlessly foster fear? (+video) Christian Science Monitor
Jack Townsend blogged previously on the indictment of former U.S. Tax Court Judge Diane Kroupa and her husband. "See Former US Tax Court Judge Kroupa Indicted (Federal Tax Crimes Blog 4/4/16; 4/5/16), here; and Former Tax Court Judge Kroupa Indictment - Part I - Conspiracy (Federal Tax Crimes Blog 4/5/16; 4/6/16), here. The change of plea minutes indicates that the husband has now pled guilty to Count 6 of the indictment which charges tax obstruction, § 7212(a), here. I don't have the plea agreement yet, but the indictment is here."
Judge Kroupa Prosecution - Her Husband Pleads Guilty
Following up on previous posts by Tax Professor Husband Of Retired Tax Court Judge Pleads Guilty To Taking $1 Million In Fraudulent Deductions
Dorrigo on Leading Publisher ...
How to Retire at 40 Bloomberg. John W: “So many audacious assumptions!”
Panama Papers: European parliament opens inquiry
Designing a government service can be guided by user personas, but they’re
only as good as the research behind them. Interviewing 55 users helped the PP team settle on
7 personas. At the end of last year, the UK civil service’s Performance Platform team completed a
(re)discovery project. We wanted to look at how people use data to improve performance.
As part of this project we used Activity Theory to build personas. This helped us identify our
primary user persona: Anna, the strategist.
Building better user personas for a better public service
The Department of Health has removed a set of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and Medicare data from the federal open portal after computer security experts were able to decrypt the health service provider identification numbers it contained. Heath and Identity
No punishment for Professor Reynolds from the University of Tennessee Law School over questionable Tweets. [Knoxville News Sentinel]
MOST companies worry about discriminating against their employees on the basis of race, gender or sexual preference. But they give little thought to their shabby treatment of introverts. Carl Jung spotted the distinction between introverts and extroverts in 1921. Psychometric tests such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator consistently show that introverts make up between a third and a half of the population. Susan Cain’s book on their plight, “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking”, has sold more than 2m copies; the TED talk based on the book has been viewed just over 14m times. And yet, if anything, the corporate approach to introverts has been getting worse. Pssssst ...Companies would benefit from helping introverts to thrive
Survival of the smartest: Superbugs defeated with evolutionary trick
Deal-making and dirty tricks: inside the race for UN secretary general Guardian
In a Sweeping Victory, Jeremy Corbyn Is Re-Elected as U.K. Labour Party Leader Truthdig
Library 2.0: The effectiveness of social media as a marketing tool for libraries in educational institutions. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science. Published online before print September 22, 2016, doi: 10.1177/0961000616668959
“The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society is pleased to release this series of papers, which aims to build a bridge between academic research and policymaking in the networked world by helping to identify opportunities in key areas related to digital technology and innovation.
In Norway, can browse everyone’s tax returns, but there’s a good reason you might not want to
Ex-KPMG partner in HMRC probe Eamonn Donaghy launches consultancy firm
Chinese hunger for Australia food leaves A$1 billion tax hole
GAO-16-813R: Published: Sep 26, 2016. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 2016.
- “Based on the information GAO obtained about postal service in 10 selected countries, 9 of the 10 countries formally selected their current designated postal operator either directly or indirectly via statute. All 10 countries have one postal operator registered with the Universal Postal Union (UPU).
Chris Seage former ATO employee