Washington Post, As IRS Audits Waned, Big Businesses Racked Up Unapproved Tax Breaks:
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):
Marketing and PR Are Corrupting Universities Chronicle of Higher Education
CHINESE CRAPWARE: BioNTech produces 10 times more antibodies than China’s Sinovac: study.
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.
Violent Extremists Took Over The US Capitol Long Before January 6 Caitlin Johnstone
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