— Karel Čapek, born Around this day in 1890 Karel liked his collective beers in Praha's pubs ;-)
Every bond you break, every step you take, I'll be watching you
Every single day and every word you say
Every game you play, every night you stay, I'll be watching you ...
New blog, Political Arithmetick, high quality on economic stats and their meaning, by Brent Moulton
New Dani Rodrik paper on global vs. national inequalities (pdf).
Do we like entertainment better when we make fewer choices?
Tax Research UK » Taming the inclination to tax abuse
“U.S. government federal contract spending totaled $436.9 billion in 2015, with an estimated 64% of the spending going to national defense contracts. The U.S. defense budget is by far the largest in the world, and the government relies heavily on the private sector to meet its needs. Likewise, many contractors rely on the government for a substantial share of their revenue. To determine the companies profiting the most from the U.S. government, 24/7 Wall St. analyzed contract data from the Federal Procurement Data System. Companies were ranked on total payments received from U.S. government contract obligations in the 2015 government fiscal year…”
OxFam, An Economy for the 99%: It’s Time to Build a Human Economy That Benefits Everyone, Not Just the Privileged Few:
Snipped from the posting – read in its entirety for more knowledge sharing and links:“Supporting user needs with quality metadata – the need for high quality metadata in Europeana is motivated by its impact on search performance, on the overall Europeana user experience and on the re-use of the data. Rather than making it a theoretical effort, the Europeana Data Quality Committee (DQC) decided to focus on data quality from the perspective of its intended use. It resulted in the creation of a series of usage scenarios reflecting information retrieval requirements. These scenarios provide context and guiding principles for the work of the DQC…”
Beatrice Cherrier is a new and noteworthy figure in the economics blogosphere
John Quiggin on AI and Bohemian Inspired Workless Robots
How the GOP presidential candidate and his private equity firm staged an epic wealth grab, destroyed jobs – and stuck others with the bill
Rolls-Royce also has foreign troubles but it was unable to escape them so easily, since it faced hard evidence of misbehaviour rather than merely juicy stories. The UK aerospace group this week paid £671 million to settle allegations of corruption in China, Brazil and India. It had the UK Serious Fraud Office on its trail and volunteered some information from its own inquiry.
The Assumption Parish deputy seemed to take it in stride, reportedly texting back an OK last Friday, before he mobilized the Narcotics Division.
Sure enough, the suspect, 39-year-old Dwayne Herbert of Pierre Part, showed up with crystal meth and two guns, Sheriff Leland Falcon said. The deputy arrested Herbert, who faces charges ranging from meth possession to resisting an officer.
Czechoslovakia spied on Donald and Ivana Trump, communist-era files show
ATO warns energy giants over offshore profit hubs - An article on the ATO's guidance relating to marketing hubs and transfer pricing
The declining authority of statistics – and the experts who analyze them – is at the heart of the crisis of liberal democracy. Welcome to the post-statistical society
- Western Union Admits Anti-Money Laundering and Consumer Fraud Violations, Forfeits $586 Million in Settlement with US Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission
- HMRC: Nine out of 10 accountants think UK tax office is not improving
- Panama Papers show how 'the crooks of this world stash away their money
- Financial CompanyHomeStreet Inc Charged With Improper Accounting and Impeding Whistleblowers
- The Pinstripe Mafia Feeds on Public Money: KPMG oil and gas chief predicts more infrastructure deals in 2017
- Rolls-Royce sent agent to 'retrieve' document from India tax office
- Bribery and Corruption: Las Vegas Sands Corporation to Pay Nearly $7 Million Penalty to Resolve FCPA Charges Related to China and Macao
- PricewaterhouseCoopers Liberia Craves Capacity Building
- Who's Pulling the Strings of Company Ownership?
- UK government rules out public registers for crown dependencies
- Companies in tax havens: OECD seeks debate on beneficial ownership
- Financial Firm Allegedly Hunted Down Whistleblowers Amid SEC Accounting Inquiry
Ms Berejiklian has done the two jobs deeply connected to the fate of the government: transport minister and treasurer. As treasurer, she counted the money that rolled in from the property boom and the bold infrastructure-for-assets privatisation plans of the Baird government, with $2 billion surpluses stretching into the future. It's been good for the state, but also underscores the housing affordability issue that she nominated at her first media conference as the top concern of NSW voters. Gladys Berejiklian in charge