Wednesday, July 21, 2021

‘My life is in danger” - Marketing and PR Are Corrupting Unis

Australian Tax Review Symposium: New Voices In Tax

Washington Post, As IRS Audits Waned, Big Businesses Racked Up Unapproved Tax Breaks:

Federal audits of corporate tax returns have plunged in recent years, letting big companies claim elaborate tax breaks with less government scrutiny, according to a Washington Post analysis of company filings.

Joshua Cutler (Boise State; Google Scholar), The Parallel Head Taxes of Margaret Thatcher and Barack Obama: Economics As Morality and Its Populist Rejection, 29 S. Cal. Interdisc. L.J. 251 (2020):

The legacies of Margaret Thatcher and Barack Obama are alike intertwined with failed per capita taxes: Thatcher’s infamous local government poll tax and the individual mandate tax at the heart of Obama’s signature health care reform.

Explosive Interview Directly Implicates Trump In Tax Scheme

 Marketing and PR Are Corrupting Universities Chronicle of Higher Education

Idiocracy: a disturbingly prophetic look at the future of America – and our era of stupidity

‘My life is in danger. Come save my life.’ Haitian president’s desperate final pleas Miami Herald

US stood by Haitian leader as democracy unraveled, unrest grew NYT

CHINESE CRAPWARE:  BioNTech produces 10 times more antibodies than China’s Sinovac: study.

The Business of Covid: Gladys Berejiklian hides “the health advice” as pandemic threatens Sydney

BAH. BRING IT. WE’LL MAKE YOU CRY MORE THAN THE INDIAN ARMY DID:   China Threatens to Deal a “Head-on Blow” to U.S. Over Sanctions on Chinese Officials.

Look, you can think of yourself as the Middle Kingdom all you want, but you’re not the center of the universe.

How an Unproven Alzheimers Drug Got Approved

US alarmed as Saudi lawsuits threaten to expose secrets France 24


Violent Extremists Took Over The US Capitol Long Before January 6 Caitlin Johnstone


Pandemics, plagues and innovation in history: the striking parallels between COVID-19 and the Black Death Marketplace


A Better Boom Foreign Affairs. The deck: “How to Capture the Pandemic’s Productivity Potential.” 


Dan Levy, Maxims for Thinking Analytically: The wisdom of legendary Harvard professor Richard Zeckhauser.  How many of us will end up getting books such as this in our honor?  If you are curious, Zeckhauser’s three maxims for personal life are: “There are some things you just don’t want to know,” “If you focus on people’s shortcomings, you’ll always be disappointed,” and “Practice asynchronous reciprocity.”  Zeckhauser, by the way, was on my dissertation committee.

Earnings Shocks and Stabilization During COVID-19 SSRN. From the Abstract: “While most workers experiencing large annual earnings declines do not receive unemployment insurance, over half of beneficiaries were made whole in 2020, as unemployment insurance replaced a median of 103 percent of their annual earnings declines. After incorporating unemployment insurance, the likelihood of large earnings declines among low-earning workers was not only smaller than duringf the Great Recession, but also smaller than in 2019.”


Is the Universe Open-Ended? Nautilus

‘It’d be cheaper to get a black cab!’ Shortage of Uber drivers sees prices DOUBLE to £46 for a four mile journey – after workers quit for delivery jobs during lockdown Daily Mail


Chef David Burke: Our payroll is 25% to 30% higher because of labor shortage Yahoo Finance


Restaurant workers across North Carolina say there’s no labor shortage. It’s a ‘wage shortage.’The Counter


The Rust Belt’s New Working Class Is Just as Exploited as the Old One Jacobin


Steve Wozniak Voices Strong Support for the Growing Right to Repair Movement Gizmodo