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Daily Archives: May 10, 2014

Federal Reserve Human Capital Compendium

“This repository provides access to research published since 2008 by the Board of Governors and all 12 Federal Reserve Banks on topics related to employment, unemployment, and workforce development. Our aim is to make this resource a vital tool for researchers, students, and all those interested in the economics of labor markets and workforce development.”

Judicial Activity Concerning Enemy Combatant Detainees: Major Court Rulings

CRS – Judicial Activity Concerning Enemy Combatant Detainees: Major Court Rulings. Jennifer K. Elsea, Legislative Attorney; Michael John Garcia, Legislative Attorney. April 21, 2014 “As part of the conflict with Al Qaeda and the Taliban, the United States has captured and detained numerous persons believed to have been part of or associated with enemy forces. Over the years, federal courtsContinue Reading

The Understanding the Brain Portal

“The National Science Foundation’s goal is to enable scientific understanding of the full complexity of the brain, in action and in context, through targeted, cross-disciplinary investments in research, technology, and workforce development. Understanding the Brain activities promise innovative and integrated solutions to challenges in our ability to predict how collective interactions between brain function and our physical andContinue Reading

The First Report of White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault

NOT ALONE – The First Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault, April 2014.

The Application of Visual Analytics to Financial Stability Monitoring

The Application of Visual Analytics to Financial Stability Monitoring (5/9/2014) Mark D. Flood, Victoria L. Lemieux, Margaret Varga, B.L. William Wong. “This paper provides an overview of visual analytics — the science of analytical reasoning enhanced by interactive visualizations tightly coupled with data analytics software — and discusses its potential benefits in monitoring systemic financial stability. Macroprudential supervisors faceContinue Reading

Consumer Product Safety Information Database website of U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

“The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC’sContinue Reading

Privacy Case Moves Forward Against Facebook and Zynga

EPIC: “The Ninth Circuit found that the companies may have violated Facebook’s privacy policies when they disclosed user information for advertising purposes. Separately, the court ruled that there was no violation of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act because the data disclosed (including Facebook IDs and HTTP referers) is not “contents” of a communication. Congress is set to consider several ECPA reforms,Continue Reading

The Last Man at Nuremberg

Via the Atlantic, by Emma Green: The Last Man at Nuremberg The life of 95-year-old Benjamin Ferencz, the only living prosecutor from the war-crime trials that followed the Holocaust “Benjamin Ferencz was 27 when the Einsatzgruppen trial began in 1947. There were 22 defendants, all men, all members of the German SS. “One of the counsel has characterized thisContinue Reading

The Increasing Happiness of Parents

The Increasing Happiness of Parents, Chris M. Herbst and John Ifcher, Working Paper No. 2014-05-SCU-ECON. Economics Department, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University. 2014. “Previous research suggests that parents may be less happy than non-parents. We critically assess the extant literature and reexamine the relationship between parental status and happiness using the General Social Survey (N = 42,298)Continue Reading