Thursday, January 06, 2022

Don’t forget to declare income from stolen goods and illegal activities

Court Enters Stipulated Order to Prevent Alienation of Swiss Account Holdings 

I recently blogged on an order in United States v. Scharzbaum (S.D. Fla. Dkt # 18-cv-81147-BLOOM/Reinhart) to repatriate Swiss account fund...

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Buffett rejects Bernie Sanders’ call to intervene in strike AP


Record number of minimum wage increases set for 2022 Axios


From treatment of gig workers to tip transparency, the app-based economy could see key changes in 2022 MarketWatch


The Cruel Failure of Welfare Reform in the Southwest Pro Publica


NASA Paid Priests to Figure Out How to Deal With Aliens The Byte

Don’t forget to declare income from stolen goods and illegal activities, IRS says NBC. News you can use!

  1. The work of Moritz Schlick, his role in the Vienna Circle, and what might have been had he not been murdered — with Jonathan Birch (LSE), David Edmonds (Oxford), Maria Galavotti (Bologna), and Cheryl Misak (Toronto)
  2. “Understanding language requires understanding the world, and a machine exposed only to language cannot gain such an understanding” — though they’ve attained human-level rates of accuracy on Winograd schema tests, neural network language models do not seem to have attained humanlike understanding
  3. “Just how strong – philosophically – is the case for blowing up pipelines and power stations to save the world?” — not that strong, say philosophers
  4. “When people start writing a philosophical essay or thesis they are often advised to get an ‘overview of the literature first.’ Now I’m convinced this is a bad strategy” — don’t let your ideas be crushed by “the literature,” advises Martin Lenz (Groningen)
  5. The Google doodle of the day is of Émilie du Châtelet — the French philosopher and mathematician was born on December 17th, 1706
  6. The artistic and philosophical legacy of Stephen Sondheim — thoughts from scholars in philosophy, theater, English, and musicology
  7. “What can stories do that more quantitative work cannot?” — Alexander Prescott-Couch (Oxford) on integrating narratives into social science