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Seto:A Forced Labor Theory Of Property And Taxation

Theodore P. Seto (Loyola-L.A.), A Forced Labor Theory of Property and Taxation, in The Philosophy of Tax Law (Oxford University Press 2016): One of the great accomplishments of civilization is to force its members to work and save more than they otherwise might. It does this, first and foremost, through...

Timebomb in the testicles investigated by Oxford University researchers

Oxford scientists have for the first time been able to identify the origins of some severe disease-causing mutations within the testicles of healthy men. This discovery will help our understanding of how certain serious genetic disorders can occur in the offspring of healthy parents, who do not themselves have the genetic defect. Show More Summary

Protein that switches cancers from inflammation to proliferation identified

PAD4 has been observed in cancers but its role was unclear. An Oxford University team have found that PAD4 citrullinates protein E2F-1, which causes it to form a protein complex with BRD4 that drives expression of inflammatory genes...

Weekend Reading: Forked! (It’s just out)

Saru Jayaraman.  Forked: A New Standard for American Dining.  Oxford University Press, 2016. I did a blurb for this one, for good reason.  Saru Jayaraman is doing important work on behalf of low-wage restaurant workers, most of them immigrants and women.  This book is her manifesto. That restaurant workers can be paid as little as […]

Protein that switches cancers from inflammation to proliferation identified

Oxford University scientists researching PAD4, a protein that plays a role in the development of inflammatory diseases like arthritis and which is regularly found in cancers have uncovered the protein's role in cancer development. Their...Show More Summary

These Music Clips Are Supposed to Change the Way Your Coffee Tastes

By Tanya Basu In 2004, Charles Spence, a professor of experimental psychology at Oxford University, published the first of many papers that marked him as the premier expert of the way sound and food work with our minds to create illusions of taste. Show More Summary

Shakespeare’s Reading List: INFOGRAPHIC

4 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Oxford University Press has created an infographic called Shakespeare’s Reading List. The infographic explores early national literacy rates in England; the production costs of bookmaking; along with the writers that influenced Shakespeare. We’ve got the entire infographic for you to explore after the jump.

The Radical, 18th-Century Scottish System for Paying for College

Adam Smith devoted a long section in The Wealth of Nations to explaining why the universities in his home country produced better teachers than Oxford.

Ending the Curse of Oil: Is It Possible?

Emma Ashford Blood Oil: Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules that Run the World By Leif Wenar Oxford University Press, 2015, $27, 552 pages The oil magnate J. Paul Getty once described his formula for success: “Rise early, work hard, strike oil.” He could not have been more wrong when it comes to states with substantial endowments of natural resources. Show More Summary

Yet Another Reason Why the Moon Landing Wasn't Faked: Math

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

An Oxford University researcher has developed an equation to debunk some of the world's biggest conspiracy theories.

Tudor music edit-a-thon

This Friday, 5 February 2016 the Faculty of Music at Oxford University is hosting an edit-a-thon to update and improve Wikipedia entries related to Tudor Music. The edit-a-thon is being coordinated by the Tudor Partbooks project at the faculty. Show More Summary

Oxford’s Alumni Show the Way

(John Hinderaker) We wrote here that the sickness afflicting American universities apparently had spread to England, citing among other incidents a group of students at Oxford who, chanting the mantra “Rhodes must fall,” have demanded that the university erase all traces of Cecil Rhodes, one of Oxford’s most generous benefactors. Show More Summary

Bodleian Library wants you to color their collections!

libraryjournal: sca-nerd: icka-notes: conservethis: The University of Oxford’s famous Bodleian Library has just released a free coloring book featuring images from their collection. You can download a PDF of the coloring book here. Source...Show More Summary

Depressing Study Finds You Can Only Depend on a Few of Your Facebook Friends - ? Friends? How many of us have them~? ?

last weekHumor / odd : Geekosystem

So apparently, according to this study run by Evolutionary Psychology Professor Robin Dunbar at Oxford University, you can only count on a small, small percentage of your Facebook friends.

Oxford Won't Remove Cecil Rhodes Statue

LONDON (AP) -- An Oxford University college says it will not remove a statue of 19th-century politician Cecil Rhodes that has sparked protests from students who call it an emblem of imperialism and racism. The governing body of Oriel...Show More Summary

Cecil Rhodes Statue Will Not Fall, Says Oxford University’s Oriel College

Oxford University’s Oriel College has said that it won’t remove a statue of the British colonialist Cecil Rhodes, despite student protests for it to do so. Campaigners have said that Rhodes—for whom Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) was named—represents white supremacy and imperialism. Show More Summary

Too many minions spoil the plot

If you're thinking of creating a massive conspiracy, you may be better scaling back your plans, according to an Oxford University researcher. While we can all keep a secret, a study by Dr David Robert Grimes suggests that large groups of people sharing in a conspiracy will very quickly give themselves away. The study is published online by journal PLOS ONE. read more

Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crises, by Anwar Shaikh

Oxford University Press, 1024 pp., New School lineage, endorsements from the big “heterodox” names, this may be another one of the big economics books this year. I’ll keep you posted.  Here is the Amazon link. For the pointer I thank the excellent David Gordon. The post Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crises, by Anwar Shaikh appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

Call for Business Tax Papers:Oxford University Symposium

The Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation has issued a call for papers for its annual symposium: We invite you to submit a paper for the tenth annual symposium of the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation to be held June 28 - July 1, 2016. As ever, we welcome...

Greeks To Be Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize For Their Role In Refugee Crisis

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

The network of Greek islanders who have rescued, sheltered and embraced refugees fleeing terror in their homelands may be up for the Nobel Peace Prize. A group of academics from Oxford, Princeton, Harvard, Cornell and the UniversityShow More Summary

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