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Daily Archives: April 10, 2014

The Future of Libraries – 7 Questions Librarians Need to Answer

“Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project, runs through the seven questions libraries need to address as they consider future services and their role for their patrons and communities, at the Texas Library Association’s Annual Conference. He describes how project research about the changing role of technology in people’s lives affects the kinds of issues librarians need to address as they experience the disruptions of technology change.”

ICE Deportation Data by Gender, Age, and Country of Citizenship

“An individual deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in fiscal year 2013 was most likely to be a Mexican male about 30 years old, according to examination of the latest available agency records obtained from ICE by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University under the Freedom of Information Act. However, the number… Continue Reading

The World Bank – Ending Extreme Poverty

Prosperity for All: Ending Extreme Poverty, April 10, 2014 “By 2010, global extreme poverty had declined to 17.7 percent, leaving still more than 1.2 billion people confined to live on less than $1.25 a day. In 1990, an estimated 1.9 billion people (or 36 percent of the world’s population) were living in extreme poverty. To stay on… Continue Reading

Pew – The Economic Mobility of Women Across a Generation

Women’s Work – The Economic Mobility of Women Across a Generation, April 2014. “This study demonstrates that women’s increased labor force participation and earnings have enabled some families to maintain their places on the economic ladder or, particularly among families at the bottom, to move up. But, as was the case for many women in the… Continue Reading

Pew – Checks and Balances: 2014 Update

“Checking accounts remain a fundamental financial product for consumers. Nine in 10 Americans have checking accounts and most rely on these accounts to make purchases, pay bills, withdraw cash, or deposit paychecks. Because checking accounts are an essential and widely used product, they need to be safe, fair, and transparent. Unfortunately, the formal disclosure documents outlining… Continue Reading

Regulation by Hypothetical

Baradaran, Mehrsa, Regulation by Hypothetical (February 27, 2014). 67 Vanderbilt Law Review, (October 2014), Forthcoming; UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-09. Available at SSRN: “First, regulation by hypothetical is an extension of the risk-management regime, which most scholars believe was either a failure or of limited efficacy. If the risk-management framework failed, as… Continue Reading

New GAO Reports – Air Force, Inspectors General, KC-46 Tanker Aircraft, Presidential Helicopter Acquisition

AIR FORCE: Actions Needed to Strengthen Management of Unmanned Aerial System Pilots, GAO-14-316: Published: Apr 10, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2014: “The Air Force has managed its remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) pilots using some strategic human-capital approaches, such as planning for the different levels of experience that it needs in these pilots. However, it continues to face… Continue Reading

IFIAR’s Report on 2013 Inspection Findings Survey

“IFIAR’s [International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators] Report on 2013 Inspection Findings Survey summarizes key inspection results from audits of public companies, including systemically important financial institutions, submitted by 30 IFIAR members. These results came from inspection reports issued during the members’ most recent annual reporting periods that ended by July 2013. The leading areas of… Continue Reading

CrossRef’s Metadata Search

“CrossRef is an association of scholarly publishers that develops shared infrastructure to support more effective scholarly communications. Our citation-linking network today covers over 65 million journal articles and other content items (books chapters, data, theses, technical reports) from thousands of scholarly and professional publishers around the globe.” Search CrossRef’s database of 64 million records for… Continue Reading

IMF – Monetary Policy in the New Normal

“The global financial crisis challenged the existing monetary policy paradigm. Before the crisis, dangerous financial imbalances grew under stable output gaps and low inflation. After the bust, a massive stimulus mitigated the downturn, but could not prevent the deepest recession since the Great Depression, as policy rates rapidly hit the zero lower bound (ZLB), and… Continue Reading