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Trump says he wants tax filing to be as easy as sending a postcard. Congress is working hard to make sure it’s not.

Two bills in the Senate seek to block the IRS from simplifying the tax filing process.<p>The Trump administration unveiled a “postcard-sized” tax form late last month that will supposedly make it easier for Americans to do their own taxes. The move was nothing more than a publicity stunt—as a number …

Identity Theft

Sound Matters: A History Of Legendary Recording Studios

When <b>The Beatles</b> were photographed in August 1969, striding over a <b>zebra crossing</b> in St John’s Wood, London, for the cover shot of <b>their album Abbey …

Universal Music

Benefits, Work, and Poverty

Back in 2014 Paul Ryan declared that the War on Poverty had failed, so it was time to slash spending on anti-poverty programs. Last week the Trump Council of Economic Advisers declared not only that the War on Poverty has in fact substantially reduced poverty – which is what progressives have been …

Paul Ryan

Well, that's a bit awkward. China's trade surplus with the US has exploded since Trump took office: now at a record $294bn (on a rolling 12-month basis). https://t.co/mSSWN9VWn2

Robo-calls are getting worse. And some big businesses soon could start calling you even more.

Robo-calls ravaged Americans’ smartphones in record numbers last month. But some of the nation’s top businesses — from credit card companies and student lenders to retailers and car dealers — are still urging the Trump administration to make it easier for them to dial and text mobile devices en …

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Your password has probably been stolen. Here’s what to do about it.

Pardon the interruption, but your passwords are leaking.<p>You’ve probably become numb to all the headlines about data breaches. But a website called Have I Been Pwned will expose the horror they’ve wreaked on you.<p>Type in your email address and Have I Been Pwned lists websites and apps on which your …

Information Systems

Silent China & Its Enemies

<b>Watching China Watching (XXX)</b><p>This essay originally appeared as The True Story of Lu Xun in <i>The New York Review of Books</i> on 23 November 2017 (vol.64 …

China

The pain of Trump’s tariffs is coming home to American shoppers

Donald Trump’s trade war with China looks like it’s finally going to hit American shoppers.<p>The office of the US trade representative announced that the US president had directed it to start the process of putting a new 10% tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. They include (pdf) a long …

Globalization

Two Men With The Blues: Willie And Wynton Bond Over Shared Loves

Though jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and country music legend <b>Willie Nelson</b> seemed to come from different musical planets, there was more that united …

Music

How to scan QR codes with your iPhone or iPad

QR codes can be really handy. A grid of seemingly random black-and-white squares can hold enough information to store website URLs, contact …

QR codes

Why haven’t we found aliens yet?

A new paper on the Fermi paradox convincingly shows why we will probably never find aliens.<p>One summer night, when I was a child, my mother and I were scouring the night sky for stars, meteors, and planets.<p>Suddenly, an object with a light that pulsed steadily from bright to dim caught my eye. It …

University of Oxford

How to fix what has gone wrong with the internet - The ins and outs

Special report<p>The ins and outsHow to fix what has gone wrong with the internet<p>HAS THE INTERNET failed? Sitting in his office at Christ Church, an …

Net Neutrality

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Government revenue since the recent tax reform

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 applies to taxes starting in 2018, and the first quarterly data on tax revenue are in. This graph compares current …

Finance

The US supreme court has taken a sledgehammer to the New Deal | Heather Cox Richardson

Now, ​Donald Trump is achieving their dream. But this scheme has created a crisis in American democracy<p>Of the three decisions the US supreme court handed down this week, the gay wedding cake case and travel ban cases were the latest battles in the culture wars that Republicans long have waged. The …

Middle-class

America Inc and the rage against Beijing

ONE of the naughty secrets about America’s trade war with China is that it has the tacit support of much of America’s business establishment. For the …

China

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YouTube

China’s Social Credit System: A Mark of Progress or a Threat to Privacy?

No government has a more ambitious and far-reaching plan to harness the power of data to change the way it governs than the Chinese government. Its …

China

How free-traders blew it

Canada is considering its own round of tariffs on goods from China and other exporters, Bloomberg reports, to stop imports no longer welcome in America from swamping its markets. If Canada takes this drastic step, President Trump’s trade policy may no longer simply threaten American consumers with …

Economics

Anthem Electronics STR D/A integrated amplifier

Stop me if I've said this before (okay, I have): There's much to be said for integrated amplifiers. While separates have long dominated high-end …

Audiophile

What the Global Internet’s Stakeholders can Learn from Europe’s New Data Law

When Europe’s new data law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), went into force on May 25, it pushed a decades-long global debate over …

Privacy

China's Weapons in a Trade War Are Formidable

The Trump administration tirelessly asserts that the United States can “win” any trade war with China. The assumption is that because Chinese exports …

China

Trump Administration Rejects Study Showing Positive Impact of Refugees

WASHINGTON — Trump administration officials, under pressure from the White House to provide a rationale for reducing the number of refugees allowed into the United States next year, rejected a study by the Department of Health and Human Services that found that refugees brought in $63 billion more …

Immigration

Want to Understand What Ails the Modern Internet? Look at eBay

There was a time when eBay was practically synonymous with buying and selling things online. Now it’s surprisingly easy to forget that it exists, until you need to buy something you can’t find anywhere else or clear some space in the attic. Or until someone like Elon Musk, made fabulously wealthy …

Peter Thiel

UK, Japan Companies Help China to Counter US's Tech Leverage

With the help of major tech companies from the UK and Japan, China may be poised to take an important step towards isolating its microchip supply …

‘It’s time to abandon teaching the three sciences’

The rule of three is a well-known writing principle. It’s a satisfying number. Imagine a joke where only two people went into a bar ─ it just doesn’t …

Education

America’s Millennials Are Waking Up to a Grim Financial Future

Lately I’ve been losing track of how old everyone is. Friends, co-workers and family members are resisting middle age with vigorous exercise, careful …

Demographics