You may imagine tax law professor’s life as the very picture of tedium: days filled with analyzing arcane regulations and number crunching.
And for the most part, this may be true.
But every once in a while a tax scholar is called on to tackle some of the world’s most harrowing problems, such as the impending zombie apocalypse.
(H/T Chocolate Chip Mint.)
Should the bad weather continue, even the beach volleyball players will be allowed to change out of their bikinis — one of the things that many spectators appear to like best about them — and into “long pants and/or tops,” officials said.
"London Journal," New York Times
It's cooler today than it was yesterday but it's still in the high eighties and more to the point, it's damp. So it feels hot and lazy, just like me. It's forecast to get a little cooler as the week wears on and it's fine at night but what's the rush? I'm just going to sit here for now.
Founded in 1906 by the US Steel Corporation, Gary's heyday was in the post-war boom of the 1950s when almost 200,000 people lived and worked in the bustling city, 25 miles from Chicago.
As the American manufacturing sector contracted, Gary's population fell by over 50 percent and no one now uses the once bustling train stations, churches and auditoriums that are now decaying as they are left to the elements.
The decay has been captured by photographer David Tribby in stunning photos.
Working at the Treasury frankly sounds kind of boring, which may explain why a number of employees allegedly spiced up their lives with golf, prostitutes and drunken altercations at football games.
Which football games?
(Bonus points: I typed Huffpo there and my autocorrect turned it into Buffoon.)
President Obama's Disingenuous Attack On Outsourcing
His populist critique of free trade and outsourcing is a cynical pander. Just look at the economic leaders with whom he surrounds himself.
From The Atlantic, here.
He started playing this game during the Democratic primary in 2007, insisting that if elected president he would renegotiate NAFTA. To no one's surprise, he wasn't in office a month before he reneged on that promise. He was pretending to be someone who believed the populist critique of free trade agreements, but like the academic and business elites with whom he staffs his administration, Obama buys into the conventional case for free trade and never wanted to renegotiate NAFTA. He still doesn't, no matter how many times he complains that "Romney's firms shipped jobs to Mexico." In the long run, capital and labor mobility either benefit us or make us no worse off, insofar as global competition cannot be escaped. I tire of Obama pretending his position is different, and feel especially sorry for the voters he's misleading.
I'm thinking cops.
On the other hand, when it's the banks wearing the ski masks…
Now, the secret to making spinach for supper is to always make just a little bit extra you can save for lunch the next day. Because if you have a little leftover spinach for lunch, you can eat anything else you want. The spinach makes it all okay.
Please pass the potato chips.