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SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN has updated its monthly rankings of 944 American and international law school faculties and 3,000 law professors by (among other things) the number of paper downloads from the SSRN database. Here is the new list (through August 1, 2014) of the Top 25 U.S. Tax Professors in two of...

Japan Abe Aide Hamada: Could Do Next Sales Tax Hike In Stages

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan could soften the impact of a planned sales tax increase by raising it in stages rather than IN a single hike, an outside adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday. Koichi Hamada, professor emeritus...Show More Summary

Book Review - Happy Money: The Science Of Smarter Spending

By Kevin Hsu: Originally published on July 16, 2014 About Elizabeth Dunn & Michael Norton, Authors Elizabeth Dunn is an associate professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia. Michael Norton is an associate professor of marketing at the Harvard Business School. Show More Summary

IAFP Interview: Kennedy on Food Security and Fraud

Shaun Kennedy, director of the Food System Institute and professor at the University of Minnesota, recently sat down with Food Safety News to discuss a number of topics related to food security and food fraud. What challenges do we face with keeping the U.S. food system secure from intentional contamination? What foods are most susceptible to... Continue Reading

DNA "fingerprinting" of illegally logged trees needs reliable databases, says professor

Genetic "fingerprinting" of trees has emerged as a potential solution for reducing illegal logging, but it's useless without databases.

Tom Hanks and Ron Howard Set to Shoot Dan Brown's Inferno in April

10 hours agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

Cameras are set to roll on Ron Howard's third big screen Dan Brown adaptation in April 2015, Deadline reports. Tom Hanks will reprise his The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons role of Professor Robert Langdon for Inferno, which has been given a tentative release date of December 18, 2015.

How parents can help their children succeed, stay in school

Students are back in school and now is the time for parents to develop routines to help their children succeed academically. A university professor says parental involvement, more than income or social status, is a predictor of student achievement.

Keeping Corporate Lawyers Silent Can Shelter Wrongdoing

Companies are invoking their attorney-client privilege to keep their in-house lawyers from speaking about possible crimes, Steven Davidoff Solomon writes in the Deal Professor.

Fighting bureaucracy by improving it

Bureaucracy may be inevitable, but it can be tamed enough so that it serves rather than strangles those in its clutches. That's the aim of a professor, who has some suggestions for making bureaucracy work better.

Today Marks My 25th Year as a Law Professor

Today I taught my first class of the 2014-15 academic year, my 25th year as a full-time law professor. Things have certainly changed in my Estate & Gift Tax course: 1990 2014 Exemption $600,000 $3,450,000 Rate 55% 40% Estates Subject to Tax 1.19% 0.15% Annual Exclusion $10,000 $14,000

Good Grief

[Content Note: Christian Supremacy; anti-atheism.]Oh brother. Have y'all seen the trailer for God's Not Dead, the terrific new film starring Kevin Sorbo as a meany atheist professor who hates god? It actually came out in theaters (allegedly)...Show More Summary

Exclusive: Dr. Robert P. George, Part 2: Christian Persecution, Anti-Semitism Worsening

On August 22, Breitbart News published Part I of an exclusive interview with Dr. Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, about the importance of destroying the Islamic State terror group. In Part 2 of the interview, Dr. Show More Summary

Continuing Conversation... Daphne Koller on Education, Coursera, and MOOCs, by Amy Willis

This week, Russ Roberts chatted with former Stanford professor and Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller about the present and future of online education. We'd like to hear your thoughts about blended learning and/or online education. Use...Show More Summary

Prof Loses Job Offer Over Israel Hate Tweets. Media Howls About ‘Academic Freedom’

Editor's note: This article contains offensive language. You would think in uber-liberal academia, a leftist professor could get away saying anything. But apparently you can go too far. Earlier this month, the University of IllinoisShow More Summary

Inversion Critics and Investors May Be Misjudging Burger King Deal

Tax strategy does not appear to be the primary driver of the acquisition of Tim Hortons, Steven Davidoff Solomon writes in the Deal Professor column, and the initial reaction of investors in Burger King may have been too optimistic.

Instapundit: How to Fix Policing so There Are no More (or Fewer) Fergusons

17 hours agoNews : Reason

Glenn Reynolds, the Instapundit and professor of law, has been watching police militarization for years. In his latest USA Today column, he outlines three reforms that he says would make cops more accountable: First, we should abolish police unions. Show More Summary

Aspen Institute’s Panel Discussion on American Energy Leadership

The above panel discussion — moderated by Coral Davenport, who is an Energy and Environment Policy Reporter for The New York Times — features three energy and policy experts. Meghan O’Sullivan is a professor of International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School. Show More Summary

Professor Layton Vs. Phoenix Wright - personality test

Are you more like Professor Layton or Phoenix Wright? Take our test: http://t.co/gBoDdFpsSg #LaytonVsWright pic.twitter.com/Y0N2e7HRwD — Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 26, 2014

Missouri professor: ‘You could teach a whole course on Ferguson’

18 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The story of Michael Brown’s death and the city of Ferguson, of riots and protests, tear gas, arrests, a funeral and calls for action isn’t just one to watch because it’s news. For some journalism professors in Missouri, it’s a course...Show More Summary

Grammar Girl: ‘I had wanted to be a professor, but I had given up on that dream’

18 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Fogarty. Credit: Patrick Fogarty That or which? Lie or lay? And where does that pesky comma go? The woman — or girl — who’s built a personal empire around guiding students and professionals through the thickets of grammar and usage recently...Show More Summary

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