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EPA issues long-awaited report concluding that fracking harms drinking water. The World is likely to ignore this report. The New York Times described yesterday’s report as “the largest and most comprehensive of its kind to date on the effects of fracking on water supply also check out the Wall Street Journal as the observations are worth sharing
In The Wealthy-Hand-to-Mouth,” authors Greg Kaplan of Princeton University, Giovanni Violante of New York University and Justin Weidner of Princeton University find that both the wealthy hand-to-mouth (those with little or no liquid wealth but substantial holdings of illiquid assets – those that carry a transaction cost to access, such as housing, large durables, or retirement accounts, as opposed to liquid cash, checking ...
#Portland #Oregon is considering a #tax on companies with high CEO Pay.@jaredwalczak breaks it down https://t.co/7nTj6qBaA2pic.twitter.com/8MV3EZdXZc
GOOD LORD: Nearly half of all websites pose security risks
According to a new study of the top one million domains, 46 percent are running vulnerable software, are known phishing sites, or have had a security breach in the past twelve months.The big problem is that even when a website is managed by a careful company, it will often load content from other sites, said Kowsik Guruswamy, CTO at Menlo Park, Calif.-based Menlo Security, which sponsored the report, which was released this morning.For example, news sites — 50 percent of which were risky — typically run ads from third-party advertising networks.
The media’s angst over its role in “post-truth America” is expanding as President-elect Trump takes shots at the news business and even U.S. intelligence agencies.The latest example is a lengthy essay by the former
editor of Politico for the Brookings Institution that suggests the control of news by mainstream gatekeepers ended when Matt Drudge and his “Drudge Report” broke the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky sex affair.
62.3-Foot Surge in Atlantic: Scientists
Wave 19 meters
BEPS: HMRC consults on hybrid mismatch guidance
News from the Profession. Amazon’s Giant Data Transfer Trucks Are an IT Auditor’s Worst Nightmare (Megan Lewczyk, Going Concern).
- Ann Althouse (Wisconsin), Reince Priebus Calls Trump "a Socratic method guy" — "It Kind of Reminds Me of Being Back in Law School."
- Glenn Reynolds (Tennessee), Donald Trump — The Prof. Kingsfield of Presidents?
“A new Pew Research Center surveyfinds that, for the most part, the large majority of Americans do not feel that information overload is a problem for them. Some 20% say they feel overloaded by information, a decline from the 27% figure from a decade ago, while 77% say they like having so much information at their fingertips.
Coinbase blog: “Today, we’re excited to announce the release of a Blockchain Token Securities Law Framework. We’ve also created a Framework Tool as a guide for developers and users of blockchain tokens
Put yourself in rooms where you’re the least knowledgeable person. Observe and learn. That uncomfortable feeling, that defensiveness that you feel when your most deeply held assumptions are challenged? Do it deliberately. Let it humble you. Remember how the physicist John Wheeler put it, “As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance.”
The Bard of Eastern Ukraine, Where Things Are Falling Apart