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In-House Discussion on Gender Pay Gap Had Very Few Male Listeners

Phillip Bantz, In-House Discussion on Gender Pay Gap Had Very Few Male Listeners, Corp. Counsel (Oct. 7, 2020). “Legal department leaders for HP Inc., Fortune Brands and Interstate Battery System of America had a candid talk Tuesday about a thorny topic—the gender pay gap in the legal profession.  Unfortunately, few men attended the web panel… Continue Reading

The Lloyd’s Register Foundation World Risk Poll

“The World Risk Poll is the first ever global study of worry and risk across the world.  The poll was conducted by Gallup as part of its World Poll, and is based on interviews with over 150,000 people, including those living in places where little or no official data exists, yet where reported risks are… Continue Reading

Fake video threatens to rewrite history. Here’s how to protect it

Fast Company: “Since deepfakes burst onto the scene a few years ago, many have worried that they represent a grave threat to our social fabric. Creators of deepfakes use artificial intelligence-based neural network algorithms to craft increasingly convincing forgeries of video, audio, and photography almost as if by magic. But this new technology doesn’t just… Continue Reading

Judge Amy Coney Barrett: HerJurisprudence and Potential Impact on the Supreme Court

CRS report via LC – Judge Amy Coney Barrett: Her Jurisprudence and Potential Impact on the Supreme Court, October 6, 2020: “On September 26, 2020, President Donald J. Trump announced the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to the Supreme Court of the United States… Continue Reading

KFF Issue Brief – Comparing Trump and Biden on COVID-19

KFF – “The first cases of a novel coronavirus were reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) in early January. Since then, the COVID-19 pandemic has become the worst health crisis facing the global community in more than a century. It has also taken a particular toll on the United States. Although the U.S. only… Continue Reading

Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee Investigation Reveals Digital Economy Highly Concentrated, Impacted By Monopoly Power

House Committee on the Judiciary – Chair Jerrold Nadler: “The House Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Subcommittee today released the findings of its more than 16-month long investigation into the state of competition in the digital economy, especially the challenges presented by the dominance of Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook and their business practices. The report, entitled… Continue Reading

Companies with happier employees outperform their peers

Fortune via Yahoo – “Corporate America is changing. Look no further than the Business Roundtable’s redefined statement of purpose for corporations. Instead of putting shareholders’ interest alone first, its members have agreed to prioritize the interest of various stakeholders, such as employees. So how does doubling down on employees affect the bottom line? Pretty well,… Continue Reading

America Is Having a Moral Convulsion

The Atlantic, David Brooks via MSN: “…The events of 2020—the coronavirus pandemic; the killing of George Floyd; militias, social-media mobs, and urban unrest—were like hurricanes that hit in the middle of that earthquake. They did not cause the moral convulsion, but they accelerated every trend. They flooded the ravines that had opened up in American… Continue Reading

10% of World’s People May Have Been Infected With Virus

AP – “The head of emergencies at the World Health Organization said Monday the agency’s “best estimates” indicate roughly 1 in 10 people worldwide may have been infected by the coronavirus — more than 20 times the number of confirmed cases — and warned of a difficult period ahead. Dr. Michael Ryan, speaking to a… Continue Reading

CRS Seminars on Disruptive Technologies: Videos

CRS via LC – CRS Seminars on Disruptive Technologies: Videos, Updated October 5, 2020. “New technologies, and those that represent an evolutionary improvement of an existing tool or process, that exhibit the potential to have large-scale effects on social and economic activity are often referred to as “disruptive” technologies. They can disrupt existing markets, practices,… Continue Reading

CRS – The Fundamentals of Military Readiness

CRS report via The Fundamentals of Military Readiness, October 2, 2020: “Each year the Department of Defense (DOD) requests and Congress authorizes and appropriates billions of dollars in Operations and Maintenance (O&M) funding to support what the DOD calls readiness. Additionally, other types of defense appropriations may be used to contribute to producing, sustaining, or… Continue Reading

Unemployment Rates During the COVID-19 Pandemic: In Brief

CRS report via LC – Unemployment Rates During the COVID-19 Pandemic: In Brief, Updated October 2, 2020: “The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had a significant effect on unemployment in every state, industry, and major demographic groupin the United States. This report provides information on which groups have experienced the largest increases in unemployment… Continue Reading