“Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge — even wisdom.”
Poems have a different music from ordinary language, and every poem has a different kind of music of necessity, and that's, in a way, the hardest thing about writing poetry is waiting for that music, and sometimes you never know if it's going to come.
— C. K. Williams
Economic and financial themes in the films of Charlie Chaplin, podcast ...
Shocking: School kids in Madhya Pradesh photocopied Rs 2,000 note and successfully bought confectioneries with it Indian Express
New York Times, Bitcoin Users Who Evade Taxes Are Sought by the IRS:
A friend lent us a copy of a movie called Instinct ... It is fascinating how our illusions are exposed ... In the fall of 1969, two psychologists met behind closed doors at Hebrew University. They yelled and laughed and plumbed the inner workings of the
Speaking of human mind, Pakistan Lets Qatari Prince Hunt Endangered Bird For Helping PM Sharif in Panama Papers Scandal
So in other words, the business model really was to scale by breaking the law. Never occurred to me that the famous Silicon Valley saying (originally from Grace Hopper (!!) “It’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission” applied to the role of capital vis a vis and the State and the rule of law, so it’s nice to have that clarified…
The election in 232 photos, 43 numbers and 131 quotes, from the two candidates at the center of it all
Aaron Sorkin Donald Trump President letter daughter
New Report Examines How Country’s Largest Banks Finance the Private Prison Industry American
Donald Trump’s success is built on the ruins of the Third Way New Statesman
Alan Viard (American Enterprise Institute) presented Progressive Consumption Taxation: The X Tax Revisited (2012) at NYU yesterday as part of its High-End Inequality Colloquium Series (more here) hosted by Robert Frank (Cornell) and Dan Shaviro (NYU)
Session Organizer: John Brooks (Georgetown)
Session Chair: John Brooks (Georgetown)
- John Brooks (Georgetown), Income Tax as Wealth Tax (with David Gamage (UC-Berkeley))
- Mark P. Gergen (UC-Berkeley), How to Tax Capital
- Zachary Liscow (Yale), Do Court Mandates Change the Distribution of Taxes and Spending?: Evidence from School Finance Litigation
- Edward McCaffery (USC), Taxing Wealth Seriously
- Kyle Rozema (Northwestern), Who Benefits from Tax Expenditures? Incidence Based on Wealth
- Brian Galle (Georgetown), Corporate Compliance Without Enforcement?: Private Foundations and the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act
- James Hines (Michigan), Tax-Exempt Debt Arbitrage
- Jacob Nussim (Bar-Ilan), Externalities and Optimal Taxation: Two Wrongs don't Make a Right
Implications of Bitcoin Not Being Actual Currency: The Espinoza Case
By Joni Larson, Professor, Indiana Tech Law School, Fort Wayne, IN
Bitcoin is not the first virtual currency. It has, however, garnered significant attention by being embroiled in several scandals. Through the lens of the Espinoza case, this article examinations the tax implications of selling bitcoin
You have to wonder who’s been making the calls since the big bust? Is there some renegade leftover from the original scam center who’s simply that committed to his job? Or is it some scrappy IRS phone scam startup that just waiting for their big break? If it’s the latter, they’ll probably raise $100 million in VC money by the end of the month.
Two years ago, Virginia officials posed for photographs with representatives of Lindenburg Industry, a Chinese-owned company with an ambitious plan to invest $113 million and employ 349 workers at an idled manufacturing plant in the town of Appomattox. The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) boasted that Virginia had “successfully competed against North Carolina for the project,” which was “a direct result of the Governor’s meeting with company officials in Beijing.” The state provided $1.4 million in Governor’s Opportunity Fund incentives to entice the company to Virginia, with an additional $1.7 million pledged to help renovate the facility. It was a big win for the state, and a rebuttal to the notion that Virginia was falling behind North Carolina in recruiting business to the state.It appears Virginia’s approach to these incentives was a lot like Iowa’s film credit administration. That’s OK, though. The credits did what they were meant to do: generate photo-ops and press conferences
The only problem was that Lindenburg Industry didn’t really exist.