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Daily Archives: March 29, 2014

Perma: Scoping and Addressing the Problem of Link and Reference Rot in Legal Citations

Harvard Law Review Essay by Jonathan Zittrain, Kendra Albert and Lawrence Lessig: “Works of scholarship have long cited primary sources or academic works to provide sources for facts, to incorporate previous scholarship, and to bolster arguments.  The ideal citation connects an interested reader to what the author references, making it easy to track down, verify, and learn… Continue Reading

The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs to Computerisation?

The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs to Computerisation? Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne, September 17, 2013 “Nearly half of US jobs could be susceptible to computerisation over the next two decades, a study from the Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology suggests. The study, a collaboration between Dr Carl Benedikt Frey (Oxford Martin School) and Dr Michael… Continue Reading

Quality of life in Europe: Families in the economic crisis

The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) is a tripartite European Union Agency, whose role is to provide knowledge in the area of social and work-related policies. “The economic crisis has reshaped the lives of millions of European citizens. But how has it affected families with children? Children are more… Continue Reading

Paper – The Beneficent Monopolist

Grunes, Allen P. and Stucke, Maurice E., The Beneficent Monopolist (March 26, 2014). Competition Policy International, April 2014, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: “In examining Comcast’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable (TWC), we assess three of the arguments Comcast likely will make to the Department of Justice and FCC. Comcast will likely argue that… Continue Reading

IPCC report: climate change felt ‘on all continents and across the oceans’

Guardian: “Climate change has already left its mark “on all continents and across the oceans“, damaging food crops, spreading disease, and melting glaciers, according to the leaked text of a blockbuster UN climate science report due out on Monday. Government officials and scientists are gathered in Yokohama this week to wrangle over every line of a summary of the report before… Continue Reading

CDC estimates 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 68 children (or 14.7 per 1,000 eight-year-olds) in multiple communities in the United States has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  This new estimate is roughly 30 percent higher than previous estimates reported in 2012 of 1 in 88 children (11.3 per… Continue Reading

FBI Investigates FEMA Flood Map Changes After NBC News Report

“FBI agents are interviewing employees at FEMA in an investigation of unusual changes in federal flood insurance maps that benefited oceanfront condo buildings with a history of flooding, according to sources familiar with the investigation. The investigation follows a report by NBC News documenting more than 500 instances in which FEMA has remapped waterfront properties from the highest-risk… Continue Reading

How the NSA Can Use Metadata to Predict Your Personality

Patrick Tucker is technology editor for Defense One: “The president and congressional leaders want to end NSA bulk metadata collection, but not the use of metadata, which may even be expanded. From a technical perspective, the question of what your metadata can reveal about you, or potential enemies, remains as important as it was since the Edward Snowden… Continue Reading

Formerly Withheld Documents Released by The Clinton Library

“Formerly Withheld Documents: Please find below documents that were previously withheld under the Presidential Records Act for restrictions P2 (appointment to federal office) and/or P5 (confidential advice between the President and/or his advisors and between those advisors). For more information concerning these collections please see the collection finding aids index. The finding aids detail the scope, content, and provide a… Continue Reading