Category Archives: Fun

The Romance of Corporate Tax Rates: US Tax Rates One-third of Other Industrial Nations

Dozens of America’s biggest businesses paid no federal income tax — again 55 corporations had zero federal tax liability in 2020, including household names like Nike, FedEx and Dish Network, analysis finds White House press secretary Jen Psaki points to … Continue reading

Posted in Fun | Comments Off on The Romance of Corporate Tax Rates: US Tax Rates One-third of Other Industrial Nations

Church Membership in US Continues to Slip

From the Washington Post: <https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2021/03/29/church-membership-fallen-below-majority/ > Religion Church membership in the U.S. has fallen below the majority for the first time in nearly a century By Sarah Pulliam Bailey March 29, 2021 at 6:03 p.m. EDT The proportion of Americans … Continue reading

Posted in Fun | Comments Off on Church Membership in US Continues to Slip

Atlantic Article on Effectiveness of New Technologies in Combating Covid-19

from The Atlantic, on-line at <https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/03/three-ways-pandemic-has-bettered-world/618320/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=atlantic-daily-newsletter&utm_content=20210318&silverid=NDA2NzU4MTkyMTkwS0 > Health 3 Ways the Pandemic Has Made the World Better COVID-19 has inflicted devastating losses. It has also delivered certain blessings. Zeynep Tufekci March 18, 2021 This has been a year of terrible … Continue reading

Posted in Fun | Comments Off on Atlantic Article on Effectiveness of New Technologies in Combating Covid-19

A Cautionary Tale

From The Washington Post: < https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/03/02/dc-bald-eagles/ > A new, younger ‘First Lady’ bald eagle moves in at the National Arboretum A new, young female bald eagle has shown up at the nest of a bald eagle couple, Mr. President and … Continue reading

Posted in Fun | Comments Off on A Cautionary Tale

What Remote Working Can Mean for New “Tourism” in the Caribbean

This article from the on-line Washington Post special travel-related section called “By the Way” <https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/2021/02/22/digital-nomad-visas-covid/?itid=sf_travel-news&utm_campaign=wp_by_the_way&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_bytheway > presents some of the issues that might influence the development of new tourism models, based on new work modes for several categories of worker.I … Continue reading

Posted in Fun | Comments Off on What Remote Working Can Mean for New “Tourism” in the Caribbean

Funniest Thing I’ve Read in Years: Abbott & Costello versus the Marx Brothers

From AXIOS, just out < https://www.axios.com/trump-oval-office-meeting-sidney-powell-a8e1e466-2e42-42d0-9cf1-26eb267f8723.html > 8 hours ago – Politics & Policy Off the Rails Bonus episode: Inside the craziest meeting of the Trump presidency Axios by Jonathan Swan, Zachary Basu Photo illustration of the white house surrounded … Continue reading

Posted in Fun | Comments Off on Funniest Thing I’ve Read in Years: Abbott & Costello versus the Marx Brothers

Thank you, Marty Baron , and Jeff Bezos, too

From The Washington Post, 27 January 2021: < https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/martin-baron-washington-post-retirement/2021/01/26/62a76198-5ff0-11eb-9430-e7c77b5b0297_story.html > Media Martin Baron, executive editor who oversaw dramatic Washington Post expansion, announces retirement Photo caption: Martin Baron, seen in the Washington Post newsroom as it is announced that The Post … Continue reading

Posted in Fun | Comments Off on Thank you, Marty Baron , and Jeff Bezos, too

Obituary for Juan Guzmán

From The Washington Post — <https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/juan-guzman-tapia-judge-who-battled-chilean-dictator-dies-at-81/2021/01/23/3d51a1f8-5d00-11eb-a976-bad6431e03e2_story.html > Obituaries Juan Guzmán Tapia, judge who battled Chilean dictator, dies at 81 Judge Juan Guzmán Tapia in 2005. (Tom Uhlman/AP) By. Matt Schudel – – – – – Jan. 23, 2021 at 11:23 … Continue reading

Posted in Fun | Comments Off on Obituary for Juan Guzmán

News from the Deep Swamp: Finance Companies Took $500 million in PPP Funds

[Long] From The Washington Post < https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/01/15/debt-collectors-payday-ppp/ Summary: More than 1,700 debt-collection agencies and related businesses borrowed from the program, totaling more than $520 million in loans. Debt collectors, payday lenders collected over $500 million in federal pandemic relief Paycheck … Continue reading

Posted in Fun | Comments Off on News from the Deep Swamp: Finance Companies Took $500 million in PPP Funds

Chilean Wine in the Jan 8th edition of the Economist

Link to the on-line version of this article, but it may be behind a “pay wall” for non-subscribers. . . . <https://econ.st/3pXgMQV > Label your libation with love Why Chinese tipplers like Chilean wine Presentation counts as much as the … Continue reading

Posted in Fun | Comments Off on Chilean Wine in the Jan 8th edition of the Economist