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Category Archives: Financial System

The New Digital Dark Age

Wired: Online trust will reach an all-time low thanks to unchecked disinformation, AI-generated content, and social platforms pulling up their data drawbridges. “For researchers, social media has always represented greater access to data, more democratic involvement in knowledge production, and great transparency about social behavior. Getting a sense of what was happening—especially during political crises,… Continue Reading

Who Are Middle Americans Today?

H&R Block: “Twenty million tax returns tell us they’re not who they used to be. Middle America—households with income between $45,000 and $145,000—describes most of us. This year’s Outlook on American Life report provides eye-opening insights on some of the less visible forces shaping the economy. It tells the story of two Middles, Millennials and… Continue Reading

Most States Have Tax Codes That Are Rigged To Benefit The Wealthy: Report

Huffington Post: “In many states, the tax code directly widens income inequality — and it’s a deliberate policy choice driven by low or nonexistent income taxes. A sweeping new analysis of taxes across the country reveals that in four out of every five states, the top 1% are paying a lower tax rate than their… Continue Reading

Deloitte rolls out artificial intelligence chatbot to employees

FT.com – read free: “Deloitte is rolling out a generative artificial intelligence chatbot to 75,000 employees across Europe and the Middle East to create power point presentations and write emails and code in an attempt to boost productivity. The Big Four accounting and consulting firm first launched the internal tool, called “PairD”, in the UK… Continue Reading

Report: Thomas May Also Be Dodging Tax Bill With Failure to Report Gifts

The Lever – “If billionaires’ largesse was designed to keep the justice on the high court, experts say the money could be considered a taxable payment… Much of the public outcry over Thomas’ long history of undisclosed gifts has centered on whether the activities violate federal ethics laws. Lawmakers have also zeroed in on one… Continue Reading

White House for Sale: How Princes, Prime Ministers, and Premiers Paid Off President Trump

Staff Report Committee on Oversight and Accountability, Democratic Staff, Rep. Jamie Raskin, Ranking Member. U.S. House of Representatives, January 4, 2024 “Donald J. Trump’s businesses received at least $7.8 million from 20 foreign governments during his presidency, according to new documents released by House Democrats on Thursday that show how much he received from overseas… Continue Reading

LLRX December 2023 Issue

Articles and Columns for December 2023 Violence Against Women and International Law – Updated December 2023 – 13 new resources added. Sabrina I. Pacifici AI in Banking and Finance, December 31, 2023 – This semi-monthly column by Sabrina I. Pacifici highlights news, government documents, industry white papers, academic papers and speeches on the subject of… Continue Reading

AI in Banking and Finance, December 31, 2023

Via LLRX – AI in Banking and Finance, December 31, 2023. This semi-monthly column by Sabrina I. Pacifici highlights news, government documents, industry white papers, academic papers and speeches on the subject of AI’s fast paced impact on the banking and finance sectors. The chronological links provided are to the primary sources, and as available,… Continue Reading

How to investigate companies – UK

Online Journalism Blog – recommendations from Graham Barrow: “Start with Companies House – Companies House is where all the businesses based in the UK need to be registered. It is fully transparent, open, and free. Check the basics of a company: who are the directors? Does the company have real activity? A website? If a company… Continue Reading

Call For Justice Clarence Thomas’ Recusal In Trump Immunity Case

December 20, 2023 Letter to John G. Roberts, Jr. Chief Justice, Supreme Court of the United States from Senator Richard Blumenthal: [snipped] “The Supreme Court is currently weighing whether to decide a critical question in United States v. Trump, a criminal case arising from former President Trump’s role in the January 6 th insurrection. Last… Continue Reading