Wednesday, July 12, 2023

The Prescience of Octavia Butler

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Rezaian had given his brother power of attorney to manage his affairs while he was abroad—but that power didn’t allow his brother to submit tax returns on his behalf. “There was no pause button for wrongful detention,” Rezaian said. “I was a hostage…Why do I have to pay taxes on that?”

Families of wrongfully detained U.S. citizens struggle to maintain detainees’ financial lives in their absence, even as they also wage daily battles to secure their loved one’s freedom. Their bureaucratic battles have spurred government officials, advocacy groups and lawmakers to search for ways to help them cut through the red tape.

The 40 Americans Wrongfully Detained Around The World Face An Additional Challenge At Home: The IRS

The Prescience of Octavia Butler Jason Kottke

Some hummingbirds are flower robbers. Here’s how to spot them Science

The Infantilism Of Totalitarianism Public

The Simple Mistake That Almost Triggered a Recession The Atlantic. The deck: “Leading economists said we’d need higher unemployment to tame inflation. Here’s why they were wrong.”

The economy’s doomsday clock has been resetInsider