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Daily Archives: May 1, 2017

Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2017

World Bank – “The Atlas is built around World Development Indicators 2017 – the World Bank’s compilation of statistics from over 200 economies about global development and the quality of people’s lives. For each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, selected indicators have been identified and visualized to analyze trends and challenges, and to stimulate discussion on measurement issues. You can browse the Atlas online here, or download it as a PDF. It is accompanied by interactive dashboards of SDG data and all the underlying data is available in the World Development Indicators database.”

Report – Insurgency, Terrorism and Organised Crime in a Warming Climate

Nett, Katharina and Lukas Rüttinger 2016: Insurgency, Terrorism and Organised Crime in a Warming Climate. Analysing the Links Between Climate Change and Non-State Armed Groups. Berlin: adelphi. “Over the past ten years, both our understanding and awareness of the links between climate change and security have increased tremendously. Today the UN, the EU, the G7… Continue Reading

Fortune Global 500

View the Full List of Fortune Global 500 Visualize The Global 500 – “People visit and revisit the Global 500 for lots of reasons, chief among them: job prospects, sales leads, corporate research and investor information. And bragging rights, of course. Below are two visualizations that allow you to explore the Global 500. On the… Continue Reading

Countries Spending the Most on War

24/7 Wall St: “The United States spent $611 billion on its military last year, up slightly from about $596 billion the year prior. American military spending dwarfs that of every other nation in the world.. Second-place China spent barely one-third as much on its armed forces. While it will not likely be surpassed any time… Continue Reading

Gallup – Americans Still Say They Like Saving More Than Spending

“Continuing a trend that took hold during the recession, Americans remain much more likely to describe themselves as the type of person who enjoys saving money rather than spending it. In the years before the recession, Americans were close to evenly split in how they described themselves.” 59% claim to be a person who enjoys… Continue Reading

Paper – The IMF and Financial Regulation

Feibelman, Adam, Law in the Global Order: The IMF and Financial Regulation (April 29, 2017). New York University Journal of International Law and Politics (JILP), Vol. 49, No. 3, 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2960643 “It is widely accepted that the framework of international financial regulation does not rely on traditional international legal institutions or arrangements.… Continue Reading

US Government Ethics office letter to Congress on ethics laws, regs applicable to executive branch employees

BusinessInsider: “The ethics watchdog for government employees said it was not consulted about first daughter Ivanka Trump’s role in the White House. Office of Government Ethics director Walter M. Shaub Jr. sent a letter to Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Thomas Carper, both of whom are Democrats, saying that while his office was not consulted,… Continue Reading

Drug Impaired Driving – Guide for States

Drugged Driving now more widespread than Drunk Driving: “This report, originally released in September 2015, was prepared by Dr. James Hedlund under contract with the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), the national association of state and territorial highway safety offices that address behavioral highway-safety issues, including drug-impaired driving. An open forum on drugged driving at… Continue Reading

Bloomberg Media and Twitter Announce Global Live Video Breaking News Network

News release: “Bloomberg Media and Twitter today announced they are partnering to create the first-ever 24/7 breaking news network that will be global, live, social and streaming. The new live streaming news network will combine the vast global editorial and newsgathering capabilities of Bloomberg with the digital power of Twitter, which has become one of… Continue Reading

Presidential Executive Order on Establishment of American Technology Council

Presidential Executive Order on the Establishment of the American Technology Council, Executive Order, May 1, 2017 “Purpose.  To promote the policy set forth in section 1 of this order, this order establishes the American Technology Council (ATC). …Sec. 6. ATC Functions. (a) The principal functions of the ATC shall be to: (i) coordinate the vision, strategy,… Continue Reading

Trump Administration TV News Archives

Internet Archives – “The Trump Administration Archive [currently hosting over 1,000 items] collects TV news shows containing debates, speeches, rallies, and other broadcasts related to the Trump Administration. This evolving non-commercial, searchable collection is designed to preserve the historical record for posterity. The project is a work in progress, with improvements planned for expanding collection… Continue Reading