Hundreds of super-rich American tax cheats have, in effect, turned themselves in to the IRS after a bank computer technician in the tiny European country of Liechtenstein came forward with the names of US citizens who had set up secret accounts there, according to Washington lawyers investigating the scheme.
A good apetizer for the magnum opus essay I’m working on as a sequel to Harold’s recent Gods of the Marketplace story. Filthy-rich tax cheats with secret accounts in Liechtenstein, a brave young Licthensteinian data entry clerk convicted Licthensteinian fraud selling purloined bank records to German & British & American tax investigators, now in hiding with a new secret identity. . . trust me, it’s great stuff. Check it out.
You can now hear me say pretty much the same thing in this piece by Lisa Napoli on Marketplace. In my rather biased opinion, I think Lisa did an excellent job (especially as the product doesn’t actually exist yet and they only had 3 minutes to cover everything).
For those following the net neutrality issue, here are a few good links for audio or video (while we still can).
Robert Riech gives mainstream commentary in favor of NN on Marketplace here.
An amusing Halo-themed video infomercial in favor of NN available here.
Public Knowledge has this fairly straightforward “why you should care about NN” video here.
“Ask A Ninja,” which I had never seen before but struck me as downright hysterical, as a pro-NN message here.
Finally, this video montage/commentary clocks in at 6 minutes, but is well worth it if you wants something comprehensive and compelling (plus it has all my friends!). With text on their website here, direct to youtube here.
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Next stop for the @NTIAgov National Spectrum Strategy: An Implementation Plan. In 4 months, we will publish a plan for executing the activities called for by the Strategy. Today, we are seeking public input on that Plan. Please send us your best ideas!
The Supreme Court seems everyday more poised to put essential gov’t. agencies, some of them generations old, out of the business of regulating too-powerful corporate special interests. Such an abrupt reversal would send us back to the depths of the Gilded Age. Must be stopped!
C-18 news. Canada settles with Google by agreeing to what Canada initially offered -- $100 contribution to the Canadian news industry and no arbitration. https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/google-online-news-act-1.7043330
Anyone else reminded of the "Canada on Strike" South Park episode?