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March 3, 2014
The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later - A House Budget Committee Majority Staff Report, March 3, 2014. “Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty. Since then, Washington has created dozens of programs and spent trillions of dollars. But few people have stopped to ask, “Are they working?” In “The War on Poverty: 50 […]The post House GPO Report Critical of War on Poverty appeared first on beSpacific.
“This publication provides projections for key education statistics. It includes statistics on enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures in elementary and secondary schools, and enrollment and earned degrees conferred expenditures of degree-granting institutions. For the Nation, the tables, figures, and text contain data on enrollment, teachers, graduates, and expenditures for the past 14 years and projections […]The post Projections of Education Statistics to 2022 appeared first on beSpacific.
March 2, 2014
Foreign Banks: Overview of Dodd-Frank Enhanced Prudential Standards Final Rule, Davis Polk, February 24, 2014 “This visual summary provides an overview of key aspects of the Dodd-Frank enhanced prudential standards (EPS) final rule that applies to foreign banking organizations with ≥ $50 billion in total global consolidated assets (Large FBOs).”The post Foreign Banks: Overview of Dodd-Frank Enhanced Prudential Standards Final Rule appeared first on beSpacific.
Obama’s Trauma Team, By Steven Brill, TIME, March 10, 2014. “…This is the story of a team of unknown–except in elite technology circles–coders and troubleshooters who dropped what they were doing in various enterprises across the country and came together in mid-October to save the website [heathcare.gov]. In about a tenth of the time that a […]The post Commentary reveals how e-health gov site was rescued by Silicon Valley pros appeared first on beSpacific.
Assessment of DoD Wounded Warrior Matters: Managing Risks of Multiple Medications. Inspector General, Department of Defense, February 21, 2014. Special Plans and Operations Reports. DODIG-2014-040. “During the fieldwork for the assessment of Wounded Warrior programs, we identified challenges pertaining to medication management practices. This follow-on assessment focused on DoD and Service policies and programs intended to manage […]The post Assessment of DoD Wounded Warrior Matters: Managing Risks of Multiple Medications appeared first on beSpacific.
Gaffeo, Edoardo and Molinari, Massimo, Macroprudential Consolidation Policy in Interbank Networks (March 1, 2014). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2403080 “Can consolidation policy be made consistent with macro-prudential supervision? In this study, we seek to provide new insights on this key-question using a network approach. We study how the resilience of a banking network evolves as we […]The post Macroprudential Consolidation Policy in Interbank Networks appeared first on beSpacific.
Does a Blended Learning, Flipped Classroom Pedagogy Help Information Literacy Students in the Long Term Adoption of Research Skills?
New on LLRX - Does a Blended Learning, Flipped Classroom Pedagogy Help Information Literacy Students in the Long Term Adoption of Research Skills? Rich McCue discusses and documents how Research of Information Literacy and Blended Learning (BL) is in an early stage with the current body of knowledge consisting of case studies and small action based research […]The post Does a Blended Learning, Flipped Classroom Pedagogy Help Information Literacy Students in the Long Term Adoption of Research Skills? appeared first on beSpacific.
Via LLRX.com - Costco stores as role models for Internet-era public libraries (caveats ahead) David Rothman cautions that the rage is to compare everything in creation to a business. But he urges us to be careful when doing so with America’s public libraries. They are civic and service institutions, not profit-making corporations. A major caveat! Public libraries […]The post New on LLRX – Costco stores as role models for Internet-era public libraries (caveat ahead) appeared first on beSpacific.
Via LLRX.com - $38 Datawind UbiSlate 7Ci tablet as an e-reader: Avoid this adware trap despite its many positives! David Rothman is spearheading chronicling the progress of expanding low cost access to e-readers as libraries engage in mission critical outreach efforts to reach underserved communities. In this article, Rothman asks: Suppose you could buy an iPad for $38, read […]The post New on LLRX – $38 Datawind UbiSlate 7Ci tablet as an e-reader appeared first on beSpacific.
Note – this article is available free for a limited time: Whole Life Sentences and the Tide of European Human Rights Jurisprudence: What Is to Be Done? Dirk van Zyl Smit, Pete Weathery, Simon Creighton. Human Rights Law Review. Volume 14, Issue 1. Pp. 59-84. “In Vinter and Others v United Kingdom [Application Nos 66069/09, 3896/10 and 130/10, Merits, 9 July 2013 (‘Vinter [GC]’)] the Grand […]The post Whole Life Sentences and the Tide of European Human Rights Jurisprudence appeared first on beSpacific.
Positive Thinking About the Future in Newspaper Reports and Presidential Addresses Predicts Economic Downturn. Sevincer AT, Wagner G, Kalvelage J, Oettingen G. Published online before print, February 4, 2014, doi:10.1177/0956797613518350. “Previous research has shown that positive thinking, in the form of fantasies about an idealized future, predicts low effort and poor performance. In the studies reported here, we used computerized […]The post Paper – Positive Thinking About the Future in News and Speeches Predicts Economic Downturn appeared first on beSpacific.
Chris Strohm, Bloomberg: ”Edward Snowden could have been thwarted from leaking classified U.S. documents if the National Security Agency encrypted the information to make it unreadable, two former senior cybersecurity officials said. Snowden would have needed a digital key to decipher the secrets after gaining access to them if the data was scrambled, Ira “Gus” Hunt, former […]The post Report – Encryption Would Have Stopped Snowden From Using Secrets appeared first on beSpacific.
March 1, 2014
“As part of its economic and budgetary projections, CBO estimates past and future potential output—also called potential gross domestic product (GDP), and defined as the maximum sustainable amount of real (inflation-adjusted) output that the economy can produce. For various reasons, CBO’s projections for potential GDP in a specific year can change over time. This report […]The post Revisions to CBO’s Projection of Potential Output Since 2007 appeared first on beSpacific.
Kacperczyk, Marcin T. and Nosal, Jaromir and Stevens, Luminita, Investor Sophistication and Capital Income Inequality (February 27, 2014). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2402462 “What contributes to the growing income inequality across U.S. households? We develop an information-based general equilibrium model that links capital income derived from financial assets to a level of investor sophistication. Our model […]The post Investor Sophistication and Capital Income Inequality appeared first on beSpacific.
“Next time you’re planning a brunch or a date night, check to make sure the menu has something to satisfy everyone in your group, without having to browse through several restaurants’ websites. Just search Google to show you the menu for the eatery you’re considering and you can see it right on the top of […]The post Google Adds Restaurant Menus to Search Results appeared first on beSpacific.
Hovenkamp, Herbert J., Fractured Legal Institutions (March 1, 2014). Iowa Law Review, Vol. 100, 2014. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2402449 “This article considers a previously unexamined question: How can we improve the legal analysis of conflicts that occur in very small arenas? The conflicts can be of many kinds, including a nuisance dispute between neighbors, an […]The post Law review article – Fractured Legal Institutions appeared first on beSpacific.
“As the tax season goes into full swing, advocates from the National Consumer Law Center and Consumer Federation of America have issued their annual report on the tax-time consumer issues: It’s a Wild World: Consumers at Risk from Tax-Time Financial Products and Unregulated Preparers. The biggest problem cited by the report is the lack of regulation for […]The post Report – Preparer Fraud, High Fees, and Tax-Time Financial Products Plague Consumers appeared first on beSpacific.
Cybersecurity and the North American Electric Grid: New Policy Approaches to Address an Evolving Threat. A Report from the Co-chairs of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Electric Grid Cybersecurity Initiative, February 2014. “Protecting the nation’s electricity grid from cyber attacks is a critical national security issue. Evidence collected by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) suggests that cyber attacks on key […]The post Cybersecurity and the North American Electric Grid appeared first on beSpacific.
A knowledge based language: “We’re getting closer to the first official release of the Wolfram Language—so I am starting to demo it more publicly. Here’s a short video demo I just made. It’s amazing to me how much of this is based on things I hadn’t even thought of just a few months ago. Knowledge-based programming is going to be […]The post Starting to Demo the Wolfram Language appeared first on beSpacific.
February 28, 2014
Is Data Speech? January 2014 66 Stan. L. Rev. 57. Jane Bambauer, Associate Professor of Law, University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law; J.D., Yale Law School; B.S., Yale College. “Privacy laws rely on the unexamined assumption that the collection of data is not speech. That assumption is incorrect. Privacy scholars, recognizing an imminent clash between […]The post Paper – Is Data Speech? appeared first on beSpacific.