Monday, October 03, 2022

Tax Complexity in Australia

20 years of international collaboration on tax administration

 Tax Complexity in Australia

Optus Data Breach: Six Scams To Watch Out For

Workplace wellbeing: Building relationships through teamwork With hybrid working now the norm for many, managers need to find new ways to build connections between staff members

We don’t have a hundred biases, we have the wrong model Works in Progress. Behavioral economics.

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Adam Smith was a moral philosopher and an economist. Above all, however, he was a  political realist »

 Why is Peru so corrupt?

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Pew Research Center: “The transition of the news industry away from print, television and radio into digital spaces has caused huge disruptions in the traditional news industry, especially the print news industry. It is also reflected in the ways individual Americans say they are getting their news. Today, an overwhelming majority of Americans get news at least sometimes from digital devices. Explore the patterns and trends that shape the platforms Americans turn to for news below. News consumption across platforms – A large majority of U.S. adults (82%) say they often or sometimes get news from a smartphone, computer or tablet, including 49% who say they do so often. 

This is similar to the 51% who said they often got news from digital devices in 2021, but lower than the 60% of those who said the same in 2020. The portion that gets news from digital devices continues to outpace those who get news from television. The portion of Americans who often get news from television has also decreased, from 40% in 2020 to 31% in 2022. Americans turn to radio and print publications for news far less frequently than to digital devices and television…”

Scientific American: “If you want a new job, don’t just rely on friends or family. According to one of the most influential theories in social science, you’re more likely to nab a new position through your “weak ties,” loose acquaintances with whom you have few mutual connections. Sociologist Mark Granovetter first laid out this idea in a 1973 paper that has garnered more than 65,000 citations. 
But the theory, dubbed “the strength of weak ties,” after the title of Granovetter’s study, lacked causal evidence for decades. Now a sweeping study that looked at more than 20 million people on the professional social networking site LinkedIn over a five-year period finally shows that forging weak ties does indeed help people get new jobs. And it reveals which types of connections are most important for job hunters…”

For many, Pilsudski’s real significance lay in the role he played in halting a Bolshevik conquest of Europe in 1920. The British statesman Lord D’Abernon most dramatically expressed this idea when he referred to the 1920 Polish-Soviet War as one of the eighteen decisive battles of world civilization.  “The history of contemporary civilization knows no event of greater importance than the Battle of Warsaw, 1920″…

In his evaluation of the Polish victory in 1920, historian Norman Davies noted: “Had Pilsudski and Weygand failed to arrest the triumphant advance of the Soviet Army at the Battle of Warsaw, not only would Christianity have experienced a dangerous reverse, but the very existence of Western civilization would have been imperiled.”  And in the field of military history, the plan that Pilsudski and Rozwadowski devised for the Battle of Warsaw is counted among the twenty-five wars in world history revealing “tactical genius in battle.”

That is from the new and very useful book Jozef Pilsudski: Founding Father of Modern Poland, by Joshua D. Zimmerman.  Here is Wikipedia on the Polish-Soviet War