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Daily Archives: May 17, 2018

Divided Cities Understanding Intra-urban Inequalities

OECD – Divided Cities Understanding Intra-urban Inequalities: “This report provides an assessment of spatial inequalities and segregation in cities and metropolitan areas from multiple perspectives. The chapters in the report focus on a subset of OECD countries and non-member economies, and provide new insights on cross-cutting issues for city neighbourhooods, such as the patterns of segregation across income groups, migrant concentration and diversity across cities of different sizes, the role of public transport accessibility in widening intra-city inequalities, and the expected path dependency on outcomes related to segregation. The report also discusses methodological alternatives for measuring different dimensions of inequality and segregation across cities, and highlights the role of public policies in bridging urban divides and the relevance of the scale of analysis in order to make sound international comparisons.”

Inequality in Job Accessibility via Transit in US Cities – This chapter studies patterns in job accessibility via transit, that is the number of jobs that are accessible with a 30-minute commute from a given census tract, across and within 46 US Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs). The Gini Index is used to measure inequality in job accessibility. Census and administrative data are used to construct several indices of racial segregation, concentration, and centralisation. The chapter examines the correlation between the observed inequality in job accessibility via transit and the spatial distribution of CBSAs’ residents and jobs, as measured by these indices, as well as economic outcomes such as economic inequality and unemployment. Finally, the chapter characterises tracts enjoying different levels of job accessibility, both in terms of residents’ characteristics and of geographic location within CBSAs.”

20 years of the Laws of Cyberspace

20 years of the Laws of Cyberspace – Harvard’s Berkman Klein event celebrates how Lawrence Lessig’s groundbreaking paper provided structure to the Center’s field of study. What if an architecture emerges that permits constant monitoring; an architecture that facilitates the constant tracking of behavior and movement. What if an architecture emerged that would costlessly collect… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – 2018 New Economy Resources and Tools

Via – 2018 New Economy Resources and Tools – This guide by Marcus Zillman provides researchers in multiple disciplines – law, economists, academia, government, corporate, and journalism – the latest, most reliable web resources for discovering sources to meet the multifaceted needs of time sensitive, specific, actionable work product. The global economic landscape is… Continue Reading

TV Academy launches new free searchable website of historic interviews

“The Television Academy Foundation has launched its new website for The Interviews: An Oral History of Television, (, featuring never-before-seen interviews with many of television’s most beloved stars, show creators and behind-the-scenes innovators.It is the world’s largest such collection available online. For more than 20 years the Foundation has been recording and preserving the first-person… Continue Reading

Stanford Law’s Center for Internet and Society Launches World Intermediary Liability Map 2.0

“The World Intermediary Liability Map (WILMap) is an online resource informing the public about evolving Internet regulation shaping Intermediary Liability and Internet users’ rights worldwide. The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, along with an amazing team of contributors, built this organized, searchable compendium of laws and legal resources from countries around the… Continue Reading

Paper – Cutting through the Fog: Government Information, Librarians, and the Forty-Fifth Presidency

Cutting through the Fog: Government Information, Librarians, and the Forty-Fifth Presidency. Kian A. Flynn, Cassandra J. Hartnett. RUSA Vol 57, No 3 (2018) “The presidential election of 2016 and the ensuing forty-fifth presidential administration have been marked by an increasingly polarized electorate, concerns about “fake news,” and a greater use of social media. President Trump… Continue Reading

Guide to Gmail’s new ‘confidential mode’

Business Insider: “Confidential mode is available to users with personal accounts who opted into the new version of Gmail last month, when Google announced the latest changes to its email application. Some of the new Gmail features were available right from the start, but others — like confidential mode — are rolling out more slowly.… Continue Reading

Why Congress Matters: The Collective Congress in the Structural Constitution

Rao, Neomi, Why Congress Matters: The Collective Congress in the Structural Constitution (February 15, 2018). Florida Law Review, Vol. 70, No. 1, 2018. Available at SSRN: “Congress currently operates in the shadow of the administrative state. This Article provides a modern reconsideration of why Congress still matters by examining the “collective Congress” within the… Continue Reading

FDA list of drugmakers the agency says are using “gaming” tactics to keep generic competition off the market

Business Insider: “The FDA just published a list of drug makers the agency says are using “gaming” tactics to keep generic competition off the market. The list of 52 drugs are made by some of the biggest pharmaceutical companies including Novartis, Pfizer, Mylan, and Valeant “FDA is committed – among other things – to addressing… Continue Reading

ABA Legal Profession Statistics

ABA – Current statistical data has been gathered to assist with research on lawyers and the legal profession – a portion of the data available is linked below: Demographics Disabled Minority Women Lawyer Demographics: General National Lawyer Population by State – 2018 (pdf) National Lawyer Population by State – 2008- 2018 (pdf) Total National Lawyer… Continue Reading

Robocalls: The global web of scammers who are driving you nuts

Quartz: “It won’t surprise you to hear that robocalls—those insanely annoying pre-recorded messages that are blowing up our phones—have become an epidemic. In the United States, more than 8.5 billion robocalls are made each month, but it’s a global problem in more ways than one. How did we get here? It’s a tangled tale of… Continue Reading

Study – Almost half of US families can’t afford basics like rent and food

CNN Money – The economy may be chugging along, but many Americans are still struggling to afford a basic middle class life. “Nearly 51 million households don’t earn enough to afford a monthly budget that includes housing, food, child care, health care, transportation and a cell phone, according to a study released Thursday by the… Continue Reading