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"US corporate tax collection as a percentage of GDP is currently at an all time low. This means the U.S. government has to compensate for the shortfall from other sources (read: domestic taxpayers with no multinational activity) and cut public spending. There is, of course, an alternative: to change the law so Apple actually pays taxes on this income. In current Congressional environment, this will happen immediately after hell freezes over." … [Read more...] about If Apple didn’t hold $181B overseas, it would owe $59B in US taxes
The authors of the paper point out that decisions based on whether we're being observed might not be exactly rational (and they're right—in some studies, just an image of some eyes is enough to change behavior). We probably make these decisions intuitively, rather than engaging in an internal debate over whether we're likely to get called, if we'd lie about our voting, etc. … [Read more...] about Boosting the vote may be as easy as saying you’ll ask
It doesn't, according to Sweet, but he uses a very novel bit of reasoning to get there. Chemically, he notes, DNA is rather inert, and the process of testing performed by Myriad doesn't really rely on any chemical properties that are distinct to the BRCA genes. (It does rely on chemical behaviors, like base pairing, as part of procedures like PCR, but those properties are common to all DNA molecules.) Instead, the BRCA patents rely on the second aspect of what the decision terms the "dual nature" of DNA: its role as a carrier of information. … [Read more...] about Gene patents may not survive breast cancer test ruling
Dye and others say it’s time to rethink the public health response. So far, efforts have focused on containment: slowing the spread of the virus within China, keeping it from being exported to other countries, and, when patients do cross borders, aggressively tracing anyone they were in contact with and quarantining those people for 2 weeks. But if the virus, named SARS-CoV-2, has gone global, travel restrictions may become less effective than measures to limit outbreaks and reduce their impact, wherever they are—for instance, by closing schools, preparing hospitals, or even imposing the kind of draconian quarantine imposed on huge cities in China. … [Read more...] about The coronavirus seems unstoppable. What should the world do now?