Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will unveil a plan Thursday to ban privately run jails and prisons, which he says have a “perverse incentive” to increase the
Rob Duke's insight:
The push & pull between efficiency, economy, and effectiveness is particularly strong since the reinvention of government movement; however, equity (the fourth "E") often gets left behind and judges sentence in order to ensure that prisons stay full in order for the private owners and government bonding entities to remain "happy". Empty jails don't pay for themselves.....
Doctors received $6.5 billion worth of payments — including meals, research grants and charitable contributions from drug and medical device companies in the last year, according to new data released Thursday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. They also owned a little over $1 billion in stock in the industry.
Communities are pushing back against recreational marijuana.
Rob Duke's insight:
And Charles Tiebot, the late planner, would agree that it's good to have some communities be more conservative...this creates diverse towns from which citizens can choose where to live and under what conditions....
My simple questions: Why are Fairbanks’ police officers currently so demoralized that they are choosing to pack up and leave city service? Where is the sense of alarm? Why is this not the leading topic of conversation amongst City Council representatives as we approach an upcoming mayoral election? The trend of active-duty, mid-career officers choosing to leave city service has been mirrored by an unprecedented wave of city department heads and staffers also choosing to leave under the current administration — six department heads at last count, along with a chief of staff, city clerk and executive assistant.
For decades, local economic development has revolved around enticing companies to relocate with tax breaks and subsidies. There are a lot of problems with this approach, but perhaps the biggest is that today, it’s a strategy that often simply doesn’t work.
A new trend in local economic development is emerging. Talented workers—and the companies who want to employ them—are increasingly moving to walkable neighborhoods served by transit, with a vibrant mix of restaurants, cafes, shops, cultural attractions, and affordable housing options.
Rob Duke's insight:
I've lived in a walkable town served by transit and it's a dream...a pleasant side effect is that everyone knows your name and there's very little crime because of that connectedness....
Danny Murillo will work to empower formerly incarcerated students by creating a network of people throughout California who have successfully made the transition from incarceration to higher education.
HP has a policy on recruitment that separates it from other companies, Moote says. It tells contractors to hire workers directly, rather than using intermediaries who present higher risks. Apple and Cisco, which come second and third in the list, both look to reimburse recruitment fees. Apple says its paid $25.6 million to workers since 2008, including $4.7 million last year alone.
Moote says the industry has made some progress to clean up its act in the last decade. But the overall level of performance is still low. The average score among the 20 companies is only 39 out of 100, with the average for the recruitment theme only 19 points. "Eighteen of the 20 have some kind of awareness of these issues, but what we need to see more of is the implementation process. That's where the big gap is," Moote says.
ABOVE the announcement for confessions on Tuesday at 7pm, the weekly bulletin for St Rose of Lima’s church near Philadelphia had an unusual notice for parishioners with the heading, “JUST SO YOU ARE AWARE”. It stated that Nick Miccarelli voted in favour of House Bill 1947. The legislation would abolish the criminal statute of limitations for future child sexual abuse cases, including rape, incest and statutory sexual assault. In addition to sitting in the statehouse, Mr Miccarelli is a member of the parish.
Many states are revising their statutes of limitations for assault. Delaware has done so—a wave of lawsuits followed—as has California. New York’s statehouse considered a bill this month that would have extended its statute of limitations by five years. Pennsylvania’s bill would allow civil cases for child sexual abuse to be filed against public and private institutions, and extend the statute of limitations for civil cases from 30 to 50 years (the average male victim does not come forward until he is in his late 30s, women come forward even later on average). The state senate’s judiciary committee is considering whether to send the bill to the floor for a vote.
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IS IT theft if no rules are broken? That is what users of the DAO, a futuristic investment fund, were left pondering after June 17th, when an unknown attacker made off with around 3.6m “ether”, an online currency similar to bitcoin. As cyber-heists go, it was a big one: the ether were worth about $55m at the time of the attack, about a third of the DAO’s assets. But the DAO, which stands for Decentralised Autonomous Organisation, does not have rules as such, or staff to enforce them: instead, it has computer code, which is supposed to embody its purpose and to operate automatically. If the attacker found a flaw in the code, whose fault is that? Indeed, some cyber-libertarians are arguing that whereas the heist was not a crime, altering digital ledgers to retrieve the lost ether would be an affront to the whole project.
Like bitcoin, ether relies on a “blockchain”—a public ledger, distributed among lots of the system’s users, which records all transactions. Bitcoin’s blockchain handles mainly financial transactions, but ether’s can run computer code, including self-executing “smart contracts”, like those underpinning the DAO.
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