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Troubled Water: A Map of Tomorrow’s Thirsty Future

Via Pacific Standard: Troubled Water: A Map of Tomorrow’s Thirsty Future A survey of regional water crises: community stress and political standoffs “North America – The Ogallala aquifer provides nearly one-third of the groundwater used for irrigation in the United States. In 2013, researchers estimated that, at current rates, farming in places like Kansas isContinue Reading

Fo First Time in Modern Era, Living With Parents Edges Out Other Living Arrangements for 18- to 34-Year-Olds

“Broad demographic shifts in marital status, educational attainment and employment have transformed the way young adults in the U.S. are living, and a new Pew Research Center analysis of census data highlights the implications of these changes for the most basic element of their lives – where they call home. In 2014, for the firstContinue Reading

Do We Need a Stable Funding Ratio? Banks’ Funding in the Global Financial Crisis

Lallour, Antoine and Mio, Hitoshi, Do We Need a Stable Funding Ratio? Banks’ Funding in the Global Financial Crisis (May 20, 2016). Bank of England Working Paper No. 602. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2783788 “We use data from the recent global financial crisis to study the importance of several structural funding metrics in characterisingContinue Reading

Public Knowledge

“What Public Knowledge Does – Public Knowledge promotes freedom of expression, an open Internet, and access to affordable communications tools and creative works. We work to shape policy on behalf of the public interest.” Public Knowledge Encourages Silicon Valley to Make Diversity in Tech a Priority By Shiva Stella, May 24, 2016 – “Recently, theContinue Reading

FY 2017 Financial Services and General Government Bill – Subcommittee Draft

House Committee on Appropriations, H. R. [Report No. 114–] Making appropriations for financial services and general government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes: “Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, outContinue Reading

Transportation and Warehousing Sector Drives Nonemployer Business Growth

“The number of businesses without paid employees rose by 831,317 or 3.6 percent to 23.8 million establishments from 2013 to 2014. Businesses without paid employees, such as operating a family-run corner store, acting as a real estate agent, pet sitting, blogging, and snowplowing, are refered to as nonemployer businesses. The transportation and warehousing sector (NAICSContinue Reading

iHire for employers and job seekers

“Rapid technological advancements and emerging means of connecting, communicating, and distributing information have forever changed the way people search for employment and the way employers find top talent. Founded in 1999, iHire has been in the thick of this digital job- and talent-search revolution since the search first went “online.” At iHire, we recognized fromContinue Reading

Defense Divided: Overcoming the Challenges of Overseas Contingency Operations

Stimson Center: “As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have drawn down, the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) budget, initially intended for “emergency” war funding, has been used increasingly for purposes far afield of its original design. Despite troop withdrawals and recapitalization of the equipment used in the wars, large amounts of defense spending have continued to be assignedContinue Reading

Household Debt Steps Up, Delinquencies Drop

“The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Household Debt and Credit Report provides a quarterly snapshot of household trends in borrowing and indebtedness, including data about mortgages, student loans, credit cards, auto loans and delinquencies. The report aims to help community groups, small businesses, state and local governments and the public to better understand, monitorContinue Reading

New on LLRX – New Economy Resources 2016

Via LLRX.com – New Economy Resources 2016 – This guide by Marcus Zillman aggregates significant actionable sources for researchers focused on the “new economy,” including current and historical government data, analytics and alerts from Open Source providers, the private sector, and the legislative and regulatory sectors.

U.S.-EU Data Privacy: From Safe Harbor to Privacy Shield

Via FAS – CRS report, U.S.-EU Data Privacy: From Safe Harbor to Privacy Shield, Martin A. Weiss, Specialist in International Trade and Finance; Kristin Archick; Specialist in European Affairs. May 19, 2016. “Both the United States and the European Union (EU) maintain that they are committed to upholding individual privacy rights and ensuring the protectionContinue Reading

CRS – Federal Reserve: Legislation in the 114th Congress

Federal Reserve: Legislation in the 114th Congress, Marc Labonte, Specialist in Macroeconomic Policy. May 19, 2016. “The Federal Reserve (Fed) is the subject of legislation being considered in the 114th Congress. These bills contain wide-ranging provisions that can be grouped into four broad categories: Changes to Fed governance. Some proposals would change the Fed’s institutionalContinue Reading