Wednesday, September 30, 2020

White-Collar Crime, No Punishment Project Syndicate

 ZDNet – Working from home requires a deliberate design and a focused mindset around your schedule, rituals and daily routines. “Working from anywhere can lead to breakthrough performance with simple adjustments to your approach. Let’s face it: Working from home can be exhausting.” Most of our social roles happen in different places, but now the context has collapsed,” says Gianpiero Petriglieri, an associate professor at INSEAD. “Imagine if you go to a bar, and in the same bar you talk with your professors, meet your parents, or date someone; isn’t it weird? That’s what we’re doing now. We are confined in our own space, in the context of a very anxiety-provoking crisis, and our only space for interaction is a computer window. Professor Petriglieri calls the problem “self-complexity” — where everything happens via video calls. Everything, it seems, except variety. All the more reason to establish routines, rituals, and boundaries and create separation in your home office, so that your online world doesn’t become a jumbled mess of insecurity and confusion. Or work days on end that seem never to end…”

Money laundering and tax evasion are costing Australian taxpayers tens of billions of dollars each year. So why is the government dragging its feet?

The federal government’s glacially slow pace in delivering the tools to combat phoenixing and money laundering has delivered benefits to an unlikely constituency: organised crime.

Susan Ryan: a forgiving politician

It is difficult to exaggerate the significance of the movements, legislation and offices shaped or led by the late Susan Maree Ryan (Oct 10, 1942 – September 27, 2020). Continue reading 

White-Collar Crime, No Punishment Project Syndicate 

Nursing Homes Oust Unwanted Patients With Claims of Psychosis NYT 

The Political Donations of NBA Owners Are Not So Progressive The Ringer 

Trump Is Losing Farmer Support in Climate Crisis. Will They Swing the Election? EcoWatch

The Great Forgetting: How to Stop Tooth Decay

What My Sled Dogs Taught Me About Planning for the Unknown NYT 

This author argues that fighting climate change means focusing on ‘Earth repair’ The World 

California To Ban the Sale of Gas-Powered Cars in 2035 TreeHugger


The history of egg tarts: from savoury to sweet, from medieval England to Hong Kong, from short crust to flaky pastry SCMP


NSW council grant scheme ‘worked in reverse order’, inquiry hears

NICE IF YOU CAN GET IT: A senior NSWPS employee offered a council $90 million through the Stronger Communities Fund on the same day that council became eligible for the program.