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Developing Space: Political And Socio-Economic Rationales Of Emerging Space Programs, Sandra Cabrera-Alvarado, Sara Langston, Tanay Sharma 2019 Mexican Space Agency

Developing Space: Political And Socio-Economic Rationales Of Emerging Space Programs, Sandra Cabrera-Alvarado, Sara Langston, Tanay Sharma

Sara Langston

A presentation on developing space programs in Latin America and the need to work together cooperatively to maximize budgets to support scientific and technological research.


Taxes, Spending, And Innovation, Michael Simkovic 2019 USC Gould School of Law

Taxes, Spending, And Innovation, Michael Simkovic

University of Southern California Legal Studies Working Paper Series

Part I: Billionaire Taxes, https://ssrn.com/abstract=3326615.

Part III: After Paying Ultra-High Net Worth Wealth Taxes, How Much Would Billionaires Have Left to Live on?, https://ssrn.com/abstract=3340925.

Key Takeaways:

- Innovation is the product of teamwork.

- Engineers and scientists play a critical role.

- Scientific research is insufficiently rewarded financially.

- Taxes can boost innovation by funding human capital investment and basic research.

- The amount of investment is important – who owns financial assets is not.

In formulating taxation and public investment policies, we should carefully consider data and the peer reviewed literature. Claims that we can drive more ...


After Paying Ultra-High Net Worth Wealth Taxes, How Much Would Billionaires Have Left To Live On?, Michael Simkovic 2019 USC Gould School of Law

After Paying Ultra-High Net Worth Wealth Taxes, How Much Would Billionaires Have Left To Live On?, Michael Simkovic

University of Southern California Legal Studies Working Paper Series

Part I: Billionaire Taxes, https://ssrn.com/abstract=3326615.

Part II: Taxes Spending and Innovation, https://ssrn.com/abstract=3335386.

How much can a passive investor with a high-risk tolerance earn on his or her capital?

If history since the end of World War 2 is any guide, between 11 and 14 percent per year before taxes and inflation. After inflation, this comes to around 7 to 10 percent. With good tax planning, the rate of return net of income taxes, inflation, and fees could average around 6.5 to 9.5 percent per year.

A family with $100,000 ...


What A Long Strange Trip It’S Been For The 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax, Ausher M.B. Kofsky, Bryan P. Schmutz 2019 University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

What A Long Strange Trip It’S Been For The 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax, Ausher M.B. Kofsky, Bryan P. Schmutz

Maryland Law Review Online

No abstract provided.


Juliana V. United States, Daniel Brister 2019 University of Montana School of Law

Juliana V. United States, Daniel Brister

Public Land & Resources Law Review

In 2015, a group of adolescents between the ages of eight and nineteen filed a lawsuit against the federal government for infringing upon their civil rights to a healthy, habitable future living environment. Those Plaintiffs in Juliana v. United States alleged that the industrial-scale burning of fossil fuels was causing catastrophic and destabilizing impacts to the global climate, threatening the survival and welfare of present and future generations. Seeking to reduce the United States’ contributions to atmospheric carbon dioxide, Plaintiffs demanded injunctive and declaratory relief to halt the federal government’s policies of promoting and subsidizing fossil fuels, due to ...


Gamble V. United States: A Commentary, Kayla Mullen 2019 Duke Law

Gamble V. United States: A Commentary, Kayla Mullen

Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy Sidebar

Under the judicially created dual-sovereignty exception, a defendant may be prosecuted by state and federal governments for the same conduct, due to the fact that the state and federal government constitute two separate sovereignties. The doctrine is grounded in the idea that each sovereign derives its power from independent sources—the federal government from the Constitution and the states from their inherent police power, preserved to them by the Tenth Amendment—and thus, each sovereign may determine what constitutes an offense against its peace and dignity in an exercise of its own sovereignty. Under this exception, defendants, by a single ...


The Chinese Law Of Secured Transactions In Personal Property At A Crossroads: An Analysis And Suggestions, Boris Kozolchyk 2019 University of Miami Law School

The Chinese Law Of Secured Transactions In Personal Property At A Crossroads: An Analysis And Suggestions, Boris Kozolchyk

University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review

No abstract provided.


Breaking The Perceptions Of Islamic Monolithism, Dr. Fatemah Albader 2019 University of Miami Law School

Breaking The Perceptions Of Islamic Monolithism, Dr. Fatemah Albader

University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review

No abstract provided.


Improving The Odds: Strengthening The Prospects For Accountability In The Syrian Conflict By Regulating The Marketplace For Information On Atrocity Crimes, Kaitlin Owens 2019 University of Miami Law School

Improving The Odds: Strengthening The Prospects For Accountability In The Syrian Conflict By Regulating The Marketplace For Information On Atrocity Crimes, Kaitlin Owens

University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review

No abstract provided.


Process & Industrial Developments Limited V. Nigeria: Exception Under The Fsia When Award Has Been Set Aside By A Court Of The Country “Under The Law Of Which” The Award Was Made, Ndifreke Uwem 2019 University of Miami Law School

Process & Industrial Developments Limited V. Nigeria: Exception Under The Fsia When Award Has Been Set Aside By A Court Of The Country “Under The Law Of Which” The Award Was Made, Ndifreke Uwem

University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review

In March 2018, Process & Industrial Developments Limited (P&ID) filed a petition at the United States District Court for the District of Columbia to confirm an arbitral award against the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The proceedings were conducted in three phases – jurisdictional, liability, and damages. The arbitration provision in the underlying contract hardly represented a model of clarity. It provided for the application of the Nigerian arbitration act to any dispute between the parties. On the other hand, it specified London as the “venue” of the proceedings. This posed a problem as to whether Nigeria was the juridical seat of ...


Regulating The Blue Revolution: A Sea Of Change For The United States’ Offshore Aquaculture Industry Or A Missed Opportunity For Increased Sustainability, Elan Lowenstein 2019 University of Miami Law School

Regulating The Blue Revolution: A Sea Of Change For The United States’ Offshore Aquaculture Industry Or A Missed Opportunity For Increased Sustainability, Elan Lowenstein

University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review

Aquaculture has the potential to be one of the most efficient methods of food production to date. In recent years, the developments in offshore finfish aquaculture have proven to be more environmentally friendly than large-scale terrestrial animal farming, requiring a fraction of resources such as freshwater which are becoming more scarce in the face of global population growth, while also relieving pressures on wild fisheries. The United States is one of the largest global consumers of seafood, importing about ninety-percent of its supply. The current regulatory framework for offshore aquaculture in the United States is effectively non-existent. Federal courts have ...


The Challenges Of Implementing A Governing Body For Regulating Esports, Jacqueline Martinelli 2019 University of Miami Law School

The Challenges Of Implementing A Governing Body For Regulating Esports, Jacqueline Martinelli

University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review

This paper will discuss the recent growth in the esports industry and the challenges in developing a single regulatory model. Currently, there are multiple organizations that claim to govern the esports industry, but they all cover different areas of the sport which causes them to lack cohesion. These organizations lack the enforcement mechanism needed to back up the regulations that they propose. This creates a legitimacy issue at the same time that concerns over corruption continue to grow. These considerations make clear that there needs to be a single regulatory body to oversee the esports industry to preserve the legitimacy ...


The Resurrection Of The Consumer Expectations Test: A Regression In American Products Liability, Tiffany Colt 2019 University of Miami Law School

The Resurrection Of The Consumer Expectations Test: A Regression In American Products Liability, Tiffany Colt

University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review

No abstract provided.


Blame It On The Blockchain: Cryptocurrencies Boom Amidst Global Regulations, Jorge Galavis 2019 University of Miami Law School

Blame It On The Blockchain: Cryptocurrencies Boom Amidst Global Regulations, Jorge Galavis

University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review

Blockchain technologies created the most valuable digital currency in the world; Bitcoin. Bitcoin uses a Blockchain to be decentralized and widely accessible: Blockchains work by recording all transactions into online ledgers that are saved onto many separate blocks across the internet. Coins that use Blockchain technology are inherently difficult to modify, and transactions are permanently recorded because of the redundancy and reliability of the Blockchain system. So, this widely-available means of exchange has gained appeal as an online alternative to traditional currencies and securities. Blockchain coins gain popularity as currencies where there is reason to doubt the existing traditional currencies ...


Controversy And The Death Penalty, Samantha Pineo 2019 Merrimack College

Controversy And The Death Penalty, Samantha Pineo

Across the Bridge: The Merrimack Undergraduate Research Journal

The Declaration of Independence guarantees a right to life that was given by a creator. The Constitution guarantees a right to life, which can be found in both the explicit text itself as well as in between the lines. After looking at the founding documents through the lens of a moral reading, examining the case law, and reviewing the process of execution itself, it becomes clear that the death penalty violates one’s inalienable right to life, and is, in fact, a cruel and unusual punishment.


Reimagining Icarus: Ethics, Law And Policy Considerations For Commercial Human Spaceflight, Sara M. Langston 2019 Senmurv Consulting LLC

Reimagining Icarus: Ethics, Law And Policy Considerations For Commercial Human Spaceflight, Sara M. Langston

Sara Langston

Commercial human spaceflight presents an area for engaging novel human activity and objectives, to include space exploration, entertainment, transportation and extraterrestrial resource acquisition. The inherent dangers and lack of scientific and medical certainty involved however raise interrelated questions of ethics, bioethics, law and public policy. This is particularly the case with spaceflight participant (SFP) screening, selection, and commercial human spaceflight activities where regulations are currently silent or lacking. In the absence of established law, ethics can play an important role by informing industry standards, policies and best practices. Understanding the fundamental ethical values at stake in the application of new ...


Journal Staff, 2019 Duke Law

Journal Staff

Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


Data Communities: A New Model For Supporting Stem Data Sharing [Issue Brief], Danielle Cooper, Rebecca Springer 2019 Ithaka S+R

Data Communities: A New Model For Supporting Stem Data Sharing [Issue Brief], Danielle Cooper, Rebecca Springer

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.

Excerpt (page 5):

The Data Community

This issue brief focuses on understanding what makes scholars willing to share their data – and on applying that understanding strategically in order to improve and increase sharing going forward. We recognize that this is only one aspect of the work that is needed in this area. Numerous professional organizations (CODATA, DCC, FORCE11, GO FAIR, RDA, and RDAP, to name just a few), in addition to a panoply of smaller projects and working groups, are making significant strides in defining standards and best practices in important technical areas such as metadata creation, discoverability, machine readability ...


“Tragic And Glorious Pages”: The Evolution Of Intersex Rights In Russia And Reframing Law And Tradition To Advance Reform, Maggie J. Meyers 2019 Duke Law

“Tragic And Glorious Pages”: The Evolution Of Intersex Rights In Russia And Reframing Law And Tradition To Advance Reform, Maggie J. Meyers

Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


The Other 20 Cents Isn’T Worth It: The Inadequacy Of Title Vii’S Anti-Retaliation Framework, Hannah Taylor 2019 Duke Law

The Other 20 Cents Isn’T Worth It: The Inadequacy Of Title Vii’S Anti-Retaliation Framework, Hannah Taylor

Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy

This Article examines the framework for resolving Title VII retaliation disputes through the lens of gender pay disparity and proposes that the current framework is inadequate. The Article begins by illustrating the issue and the impact of retaliatory conduct in the workplace through the stories of two female workers. It also explains the Title VII retaliation standard and explores the process for filing and pursuing an anti-retaliation claim under this framework.

Ultimately, the current framework is inadequate for two reasons. First, it does little to discourage retaliatory conduct by employers or co-workers because what amounts to “retaliation” under the law ...


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