Categorized Government

That Day Hacker News Generated 19K Page Views

Constitutional + Government + Media + Practice + Public + Tech

Reflections on GitHub for Lawyers climbing into the top-ten on Hacker News and sending 19,000 page views to this site.

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IRS Taxes Bitcoin as Property

Economics + Government + Tax + Tech

Treatment of convertible virtual currency as property triggers reporting requirements, including capital gains and losses, among other things.

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Correcting an Amicus Brief

Constitutional + First Amendment + Government + Litigation + Public

Correcting the summary of a research article I authored that was cited to the United States Supreme Court in a brief submitted by amici curiae.

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Gravity & Antigravity

Economics + Government + Public + Tax

An intriguing exploration of trends in public unionism across the 20th and 21st centuries, and why some jurisdictions respond to economic fluctuations contrary to general expectation.

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Public Unions & Democracy

Economics + Education + Government + Litigation + Practice + Public

A case study on public unions, public finance and education policy set in Rhode Island during the 2008 fiscal crisis.

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2012 Foreign Earned Income

Government + International + Tax

A heads-up to qualified individuals whose foreign earned income and housing costs are exempt from taxation under IRC §911.

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Federal Growth

Economics + Government + Public

Per capita and in constant dollars, we’ve seen a doubling of the Fed’s wealth in the last 50 years.

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Public Office

Government + International + Public

Thoughts on public service from a dinner with Felipe Calderón.

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Recessionary Decline in Creation

Arts + Copyright + Government + Media + Public

The recession affected copyright filings like it affected the open market, dropping very roughly 50% from peak to trough between 2007 and 2009.

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