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World Inequality Report 2022

“We live in a data-abundant world and yet we lack basic information about inequality. Economic growth numbers are published every year by governments across the globe, but they do not tell us about how growth is distributed across the population – about who gains and who loses from economic policies. Accessing such data is critical for democracy. Beyond income and wealth, it is also critical to improve our collective capability to measure and monitor other dimensions of socio-economic disparities, including gender and environmental inequalities. Open-access, transparent, reliable inequality information is a global public good. This report presents the most up-to-date synthesis of international research efforts to track global inequalities. The data and analysis presented here are based on the work of more than 100 researchers over four years, located on all continents, contributing to the World Inequality Database (, maintained by the World Inequality Lab. This vast network collaborates with statistical institutions, tax authorities, universities and international organizations, to harmonize, analyze and disseminate comparable international inequality data…”

How to find the right coronavirus test for new U.S. travel rules

Washington Post: “The United States on Monday [December 6, 2021] began requiring all inbound international travelers to show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken within a day of their flight to enter the country. The requirement is mandatory for anyone at least 2 years old, even American citizens and legal residents, regardless of vaccination… Continue Reading

Clamor For More Open Court Records Is Augmented Via AI Beneficial Uses

Eliot, Lance, Clamor For More Open Court Records Is Augmented Via AI Beneficial Uses (November 29, 2021). Available at SSRN: or “Court records are not quite as openly accessible as you might assume. There are often fees charged to get court records. In addition, court records are oftentimes in disparate formats and it… Continue Reading

Klaxon – Get emailed when a website changes

“Built and refined in the newsroom of The Marshall Project, Klaxon has provided our journalists with many news tips, giving us early warnings and valuable time to pursue stories. Klaxon has been used and tested by journalists at The Marshall Project, The New York Times, the Texas Tribune, the Associated Press and elsewhere. The public… Continue Reading

Mandatory Vaccination Has Been Constitutional for Over a Century

ABA: “While there is a lot of sound and fury these days about mandatory vaccination against the COVID-19 virus, it should ultimately signify nothing. Mandatory vaccination is 100 percent constitutional and has been for over a century. In Bruesewitz v. Wyeth LLC, 562 U.S. 223 (2011), Justice Antonin Scalia stated that “the elimination of communicable… Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Cactus or Christmas Cactus? Which One Do You Have?

Farmers’ Almanac: “Here’s a startling revelation: you may have a Thanksgiving cactus instead of a Christmas cactus! Although they look very similar, they’re two different plants. Unfortunately, the confusion between these holiday succulents is perpetuated by the fact that they’re often mislabeled in garden centers. And since they both bloom in late fall or early… Continue Reading

What Happened to Amazon’s Bookstore?

The New York Times – “A 2011 thriller was supposed to cost $15. One merchant listed it at $987, with a 17th-century publication date. That’s what happens in a marketplace where third-party sellers run wild. John C. Boland was poking around the Amazon bookstore when he saw the science thriller “Hominid” for sale at dizzying… Continue Reading

Google v Commission (Google Shopping): A Case Summary

Moreno Belloso, Natalia, Google v Commission (Google Shopping): A Case Summary (November 17, 2021). Available at SSRN: or “On June 27, 2017, the European Commission imposed a record fine of 2.4 billion EUR on Google for violating EU competition law. More specifically, the Commission issued a decision finding that Google had infringed Article… Continue Reading