The letters “INRI” are initials for the Latin title that Pontius Pilate had written over the head of Jesus Christ on the cross (John Double 19:19) - Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum
Pontius Pilate’s Opinion: The Ethical Committe’s Opinion on Barroso Alberto Alemanno of Secret Service fame :-)
Fool Me Once Jacobin
Despite global efforts in fighting tax dodging: ever more money hidden in tax havens
U.K. Must Identify Best Ways of Taxing Wealthiest, Auditor Says
Summary of National Audit Office Report: HMRC’s approach to collecting tax from high net worth individuals
UK National Audit Office Report HMRC’s approach to collecting tax from high net worth individuals
Dean Baker explains how market structure, which results from policy choices, legislation, and regulation, serve the rich first and foremost. How globalisation and the rules of the modern economy were structured to make our namesaked rich even richer
AI Is Not Out to Get Us
Mary Boone Gallery Accuses Alec Baldwin Of Tax Avoidance In Disputed Art Case
Private-Jet Forecast Cut by 600 Planes as Slow Growth Zaps Sales Bloomberg
How Paul Romer Is Already Stirring the Pot as the World Bank’s New Chief Economist - Real Time Economics
Top White House Economist: AI Isn’t Going to Steal Jobs MIT Technology Review
NYC lawyer charged with tax evasion related to shelters
Margaret Hodge: 'The Tories may create tax haven conditions in the UK'
EU Proposal to Revive the CCCTB: Areas of Concern
Machine learning will drop the cost of making predictions, but raise the value of human judgement The Rise of Artificial Intelligence and How It Affects Economists
Socially conscious companies ready for privatisation of lucrative Sydney bus contracts
But the floods came early this year, and then came Macquarie, KordaMentha and Al Gore. The bankers with their eye for a trade, and the liquidators with their fees of $650 per partner, per hour, are taking Cor Disselkoen to the cleaners, and leaving both his refugee workers and creditors in the lurch to boot. Futuristic Farming
The City regulator has said it is keeping a close watch on algorithmic traders of the type that may have been connected with the flash crash in the pound earlier this month. Sterling plunged in a few minutes of early trading in Asia on 7 October, prompting the Bank of England to say it was looking into possible causes of the sudden movement. On Wednesday, a senior official at the Financial Conduct Authority was asked how it regulated algorithmic trading - computers programmed to take bets on markets. FCA says it is watching algorithmic traders linked to pound's flash crash
The style guide of The Economist magazine, after explaining the difference between the two terms, leaves no ambiguity about what its reporters should use: “Renminbi, which means the people’s currency, is the description of the yuan, as sterling is the description of the pound. Use yuan.” The Financial Times favors the use of renminbi over yuan by a six-to-one ratio. But Financial Times reporters seem to believe its readers are sophisticated enough to be able to shift back and forth between the two terms without further explanation.
That is from new and useful Gaining Currency: The Rise of the Renminbi, by Eswar S. Prasad.
And here is the BBC:
The company’s scientists think its new AI-based factotum will be the biggest thing since search. Welcome to The Transition
AI Based Google
Ancient Rome was gripped by a mania for public displays of reading. Wealthy Romans felt the need to boast of their intellect to the world. Some things never change ...
Minxin Pei, China’s Crony Capitalism: The Dynamics of Regime Decay, takes a close look at Chinese corruption, based on a detailed study of two hundred cases.
William Mellor and Dick M. Carpenter II, Bottleneckers: Gaming the Government for Power and Private Profit, is a very useful look at how laws and regulation block progress and create barriers to advancement.
Milan Vaishnav, When Crime Pays: Money and Muscle in Indian Politics, but it appears to be a quite interesting political economy take on the (non-optimal) transactional economies from having criminals so deeply involved in Indian politics.
News from the Profession. Chief Audit Executives Doing Alright for Themselves These Days (Caleb Newquist, Going Concern)
Dating is like a “precarious form of contemporary labor: an unpaid internship," says Moira Weigel. "If you look sharp, you might get ... a free lunch ..."
Tobacco Taxes Work, But Only If They're High
“Demand has evaporated” for the shares that make up the bulk of Palantir’s pay packages, and the company’s CEO seems aware of financial angst among his staff.
Ex-Palantir Employees Are Struggling To Sell Their Shares