The New Yorker’s Ninetieth: Cartoons from 1935 to 1945 | The New Yorker


“Oh, let’s declare war and get the whole damn thing over with.”

via The New Yorker’s Ninetieth: Cartoons from 1935 to 1945 – The New Yorker.

Researchers develop a cost-effective, efficient rival for platinum


Platinum has traditionally been used as the electrocatalyst in electrolyzers that store electric energy as chemical compounds.

However, platinum is a rare and expensive metal. Now Aalto Univ. researchers have succeeded in developing a substitute to it that is cheap and effective.

via Researchers develop a cost-effective, efficient rival for platinum.

The Freelancer’s Guide To The Complicated Mess Of Tax Deductions | Fast Company


Most importantly, keeping good records and filing receipts is a must.

Freelancers should keep records for seven years, whereas salaried or full-time employees only need to retain records for three years for federal purposes

via The Freelancer's Guide To The Complicated Mess Of Tax Deductions | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

Anonymous Analysts Are Wreaking Havoc in the Asian Markets | Bloomberg Business


An anonymous researcher releases a report questioning the accounts of a publicly traded company.

Investors catch wind of it and sell. The targeted firm denies the allegations, but by then the share-price damage is already done.

via Anonymous Analysts Are Wreaking Havoc in the Asian Markets – Bloomberg Business.

Reform the Condominium | NYTimes.com

To minimize the phenomenon of global stash houses, New York also might reintroduce some of the more sensible aspects of the co-op.

The city could, for instance, encourage buildings to approve of sales only to individuals — or at least require disclosure of the actual owner.

via Reform the Condominium – NYTimes.com.

Islam and the West at War | NYTimes.com

“We are not in the middle of a battle between Islam and the West. It’s not a battle between Muslims and non-Muslims. It’s a battle between values based on the freedom of the individual and a dark ideology.”

via Islam and the West at War – NYTimes.com.

Dimitris Rapidis | #Greece has the momentum and should exploit it


The momentum is in the side of the Greek government and should exploit it.

via Dimitris Rapidis » Blog Archive » #Greece has the momentum and should exploit it.

More ’emotional intelligence’ seen as key to restoring trust in the EU | EurActiv


Some of the EU’s flaws can be tackled, but others are embedded in the EU’s structure, and would need a treaty change to be overcome.

However, trust has declined so much already that even a treaty change designed to enhance democratic participation would not pass a referendum in several member states.

via More 'emotional intelligence' seen as key to restoring trust in the EU | EurActiv.

These Are the Econ Blogs You Need to Read | Bloomberg View


.. if you’re at all interested in smart economics commentary, here is a baker’s dozen of the blogs you should be reading.

via These Are the Econ Blogs You Need to Read – Bloomberg View.

“Drastic Decline” Seen in World Press Freedom


Out of the 180 countries being surveyed, two-thirds have slipped in standards compared to last year, according to the Reporters Without Borders’ World Press Freedom Index 2015.

The best have become less near-perfect, and the worst have gotten even worse.

via “Drastic Decline” Seen in World Press Freedom.