Pascal Baltes

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The Republican Tax Plan Contains More Middle-Class Pain Than Even Its Critics Are Saying

On the morning of November 16th, a few hours before a vast majority of Republicans in the House of Representatives voted for their party’s tax-reform plan, four Republican congressmen from New York held a press conference to express their displeasure with the bill. “A lot of the numbers we’ve seen …

Hooters pageant winner Chelsea Morgensen: It empowers me

Chelsea Morgensen is heating things up faster than a plate of wings these days — the reigning 2017 Miss Hooters International is serving up the sizzling 2018 calendar as its new cover girl.<p>And it’s for a good cause. Since October, $1 from each calendar goes to Give A Hoot, a campaign supporting …

All the good news you need to know about the new rental law changes

Yesterday the Victorian government announced several reforms to state rental laws, which aim to give tenants more stability and protect them from …

WordPress to ditch React library over Facebook patent clause risk

Matt Mullenweg, the co-founder of the popular open source web publishing software WordPress, has said the community will be pulling away from using Facebook’s React JavaScript library over concerns about a patent clause in Facebook’s open source license.<p>In a blog post explaining the decision …

Ask Your Employees These Questions. They Will Thank You

How can leaders help employees find meaning at work?<p>Organizations spend considerable resources on corporate values and mission statements, but even the most inspiring of these — from Volvo’s commitment to safety to Facebook’s desire to connect people — tend to fade into the background during the …

Amber Heard pokes fun at Australian deputy PM over citizenship

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1238000/1238386_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524666182_b998d0b4c0a5951ce8db9f8133581430<p><b>It was a free shot that proved too irresistible to pass up.</b><p>When Australian Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce was revealed to be a New Zealand dual citizen on …

CBA scandal exposes loophole for laundering cash through local property deals

A loophole for laundering vast amounts of cash into the nation's property market has been exposed by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia's money …