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Princeton Prof Releases 'CV Of Failures'

Johannes Haushofer, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton University, has an impressive CV. But his CV of Failures has attracted even more attention, listing all the rejections he has endured in his short academic career. He lists as his meta-failure: "This darn CV of Failures has received...

Illinois Graduated Tax Proponents Hold Press Conference

Illinois Rep. Lou Lang, Rep. Christian Mitchell, and Emily Miller of Voices for Illinois Children just held a press conference to respond to criticism of their proposed graduated income tax proposal. The proposal, which Lang terms the...Show More Summary

NY Times:One Top Taxpayer Moved, And New Jersey Shuddered

New York Times: One Top Taxpayer Moved, and New Jersey Shuddered, by Robert Frank: Our top-heavy economy has come to this: One man can move out of New Jersey and put the entire state budget at risk. Other states are facing similar situations as a greater share of income —...

The Evolution of Wealth Inequality: The Role of Skills, Taxes And Institutions

Bar?s Kaymak (Université de Montréal) & Markus Poschke (McGill University), The Evolution of Wealth Inequality Over Half a Century: The Role of Skills, Taxes and Institutions: Over the last 50 years, the US economy saw significant changes in its fiscal structure. Notable among these are the introduction and expansion of...

More Evidence Of The White Bias In Legal Education

Deborah Jones Merritt (Ohio State), More Evidence of the White Bias in Legal Education: Alexia Brunet Marks and Scott Moss have just published an article that analyzes empirical data to determine which admissions characteristics best predict law student grades. Their study, based on four recent classes matriculating at their law...

Borden:Reforming REIT Taxation (Or Not)

Bradley T. Borden (Brooklyn), Reforming REIT Taxation (Or Not), 53 Hous. L. Rev. 1 (2015): Tax law treats the income of real estate investment trusts (REITs) differently from the income of regular corporations. Income distributed by regular corporations is subject to an entity-level tax and a shareholder-level tax, while taxable...

May: Time to focus on flowers, showers & tax moves

Hey, May. You're supposed to be all about the flowers from last month's April showers. You can stop the rain and more any time now. Bluebonnets and more in a Central Texas field along the Willow City Loop. Photo by Kay Bell; art direction by the hubby. Show More Summary

USC Cancels America's Premier Game Design Program Because Lineup Of Industry leaders Was All-Male

Heat Street, USC Cancels ‘Legends of the Games Industry’ Event for Not Including Women: America’s premier game-design program canceled an all-star industry panel last week for the sole reason that the lineup was all-male. The University of Southern California was able to attract some of the biggest talent in the...

Lunch Links: May 2, 2016

Today is May 2, the anniversary of the first scheduled commercial flight of a jet aircraft in 1952. Not many taxes on commercial air flights then; today, a few more. Here are some interesting links I came across: Puerto Rico Will Default...Show More Summary

There's No Crying In The Law Library ... Even During Finals

Above the Law reports that this picture (via @danielschwartz) is in the Hofstra Law Library during finals: As Tom Hanks would say, "there's no crying in the law library":

LeBron James Pays All Of His Social Security Taxes Before Halftime Of His First Game

PolitiFact, LeBron James Pays Social Security Taxes Before Halftime of First Game, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson Says: At a Senate campaign debate with U.S. Rep. David Jolly, R-Indian Shores, in Orlando on April 25, 2016, Grayson said the Social Security payroll tax cap on earnings needs to be lifted in...

Is Basic Math Enough?

One of my second cousins once removed shared on Facebook a meme apparently originating in a tweet by Sage Boggs and then posted by George Takei. The meme states “I’m glad I learned about parallelograms instead of how to do taxes. It’s...Show More Summary

Tax Roundup, 5/2/16: Hey, there´s another Lisbon.

Iowa is an international place. We have a Moscow, Hamburg, and Madrid, not to mention Norway and Jamaica. Iowa also […]

Liberty Tax Service Named Best of Best by Entrepreneur

Franchise Earns Top Spot in List of Industry's Best VIRGINIA BEACH, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/02/16 -- Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) Liberty Tax Service has been named "Best of the Best" by Entrepreneur magazine. The list identifies...Show More Summary

Sen. Hatch Demands Release Of Secret Reagan-Era DOJ Tax Memo Supporting Obama's Expansive Use Of Presidential Power

Washington Times, Orrin Hatch Demands Secret Memo That’s Aided Obama Executive Actions: President Obama’s unilateral pen-and-phone approach to governing has been aided by a decades-old secret memo that allows him to avoid economic scrutiny of some of the most intrusive rules and regulations his administration has issued, a top senator...

Walker:Junior Law Prawfs FAQs Series On How To Become A Voice In One's Field

Chris Walker (Ohio State) has produced an indispensable 13-part Junior Law Prawfs FAQs Series on how to become a voice in one's field (or, as I put it on an AALS panel nearly ten years ago, Building and Marketing Your Scholarly "Brand"): How Do I Become a Voice in My...

The IRS Scandal, Day 1089

Breitbart, Judge Denies Kamala Harris Koch Brothers’ Donor List: A conservative advocacy group backed by the Koch brothers won a First Amendment victory this week denying California Attorney General Kamala Harris access to the names of conservative nonprofit members and contributors. Harris, the California Attorney General and a Democratic candidate...

TaxProf Blog Weekend Roundup

Saturday: This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Posts University Of Minnesota Study: Enhanced Individualized Feedback In One Core 1L Class Improves Student Performance In All Of Their Other Classes Lazear: America’s Coming Tax Increase Dr. Jayne Caron: My Baby Girl Is Going To Be A Doctor! The IRS Scandal,...

Sex sells, enough to cause Oz madam a $2M tax bill

Brothels are legal in New South Wales, Australia, so officials there had no problem when Jamelie Lahood ran the Stiletto brothel for more than a decade until 2014. A room at Stiletto, a high-end brothel in Sydney, Australia. Photo from the bordello's Instagram account. Show More Summary

The Empire Strikes Back:LSAC Threatens To Expel University Of Arizona Over Use Of GRE In Law School Admissions

Following up on my previous posts (links below): Wall Street Journal, Arizona Law Faces Fight Over LSAT Policy: A top-tier law school’s decision to make the Law School Admission Test optional has put it on a collision course with the powerful national nonprofit group that administers the exam and controls...

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