There is an old saying in Radio Caff: "If it wasn't for the last moment, nothing would get done here."“I am a failure as a exiled man. I am a failure as a perfectly ordinary man as well, I am too independent – I said that to a clown employee, Marco Polo, once when I was drunk, he got angry with me, really angry, he looked at me as if I was a traitor. I have always felt like a traitor. I am a traitor in every camp because I don’t really need other people. That is the greatest betrayal of the latitudehood, an awareness that you have no need for it...”
Upseting the legal applecart... Robert Ambrogi via Above the Law – “No one knows legal research better than a law librarian. So it says something that the American Association of Law Libraries has announced that it will present its New Product of the Year award to Pablo Arredondo, vice president of legal research at Casetext, for his development of CARA.”
Jeremy Corbyn pledges 'fat cat tax' on big businesses paying £330000 salaries
Sag, Matthew and Haskell, Jake, Defense Against the Dark Arts of Copyright Trolling (March 28, 2017). Iowa Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2933200 “In this Article, we offer both a legal and a pragmatic framework for defending against copyright trolls. Lawsuits alleging online copyright infringement by John Doe defendants have accounted for roughly half ...
There are no secrets of success. There are simply timeless truths and universal principles that have been discovered and rediscovered throughout human history. All you have to do is to learn and practice them to enjoy all the success that you could desire.
Because of destructive criticism in early childhood and mistakes they have made as adults, they are paralyzed by the fear of making a mistake, of losing their time or money. Even if they are presented with an opportunity, they go into a form of paralysis.Their fear of failure causes them to create all kinds of reasons not to take action. They don’t have the time. They can’t make the minimum investment. They don’t have the necessary knowledge and skills. Like a deer caught in the headlights, they are paralyzed by the idea of failure, which causes them to never take any action at all.As it happens, most fortunes in America were started by the sale of personal services. The people had no money, but they had the ability to work hard, to upgrade their skills, and to become more and more valuable. As a result, more and more doors of opportunity opened up for them.
Artists Form Shell Company to Visit and Photograph Tax Havens (exhibit):
John Brogden steps down as Australian Institute of Company ...
The Offshore Tax Enforcement Dragnet, by Shu-Yi Oei (Tulane)
Financial Times: Artificial Intelligence Closes In On The Work Of Junior Lawyers
Eric Franklin Amarante (UNLV), Why Don't White Supremacists Pay Taxes?: Many white supremacist groups enjoy tax-exempt status.
BEPS and the New International Tax Order, by Allison Christians
Following up on my previous posts (links below): Chronicle of Higher Education op-ed: You’re Wrong’: The Case for Confrontation, by Joseph Heath (University of Toronto):
Kay Bell, Tax audit lessons from ‘Mom’ on, of course, Mother’s Day. “You don’t see the connection? Then you missed the season finale last week of the CBS show ‘Mom.'”
Robert Wood, How IRS Audits Can Become Criminal Investigations. “Many big, messy and expensive tax disputes come down to trying to morph personal into business to get a write-off.”
Jack Townsend, New DOJ Charging and Sentencing Recommendation Guidance. “The perceived evils giving rise to the new guidance do not seem present in most tax crimes cases.” But they may apply anyway.
Carl Smith, Taxpayer Who Detrimentally Relied on IRS Erroneous Filing Information Properly Tossed from Tax Court (Procedurally Taxing)
Mr Michael Andrew Chair of the Black Economy Taskforce
Dennis J. Ventry, Jr. (UC-Davis), Stiches for Snitches: Lawyers as Whistleblowers, 50 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1455 (2017):