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  1. Jan 2019
    1. Who would have thought crypto investors would be U.S. securities law experts by the end of 2018

      <big>评:</big><br/><br/>《金瓶梅》第四十八回有曰:「常言:『兵来将挡,水来土掩』。事到其间,道在人为,少不的你我打点礼物,早差人上东京,央及老爷那里去」。人生如戏,每个人顾及的都是如何演好自己的戏份。好在如今已不是投机倒把等同犯罪的年代,嗅觉灵敏的市场玩家们逢场作戏也无可厚非,但是谁来「打点礼物」制造惊喜呢?2018年,玩家们反倒收获了不少惊恐。<br/><br/>专业的投资者和政客总是能在自己的地盘上长袖善舞,但是在这个野蛮生长的年代,恐怕他们也得多向口译员们学习快速熟悉陌生领域的技能——共情、抗压、不服输,或许称之为「人格特质」更加合适。

  2. Apr 2018
    1. To prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from reclassifying broadband Internet access service as a telecommunications service and from posing certain regulations on providers of such service.

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  3. Mar 2018
    1. Mention has been made of the new environmental body. Strictly speaking, under this clause as it currently stands, the Government would be able to establish, under secondary legislation, the kind of body that the noble Lord, Lord Krebs, who is no longer in his place, was arguing for earlier—a body so powerful it could sanction other public bodies, including the Government, if it was able to reproduce the powers that presently rest with the European Commission. That is an enormous power, which this House would not allow the Executive arm of government on its own without primary legislation conducted through the two Houses.

      interesting point

  4. May 2017
    1. loopholes proliferated, and the tax code grew more complex

      correlated? causative?

      complexity in law, leads to more logic to parse and process - therefore more potential ambiguity in human-processing.

      does software engineering practices about code complexity (or lack thereof) have fruitful applications here?

  5. Jan 2016
    1. State legislators in New York and California have introduced bills that would require smartphone vendors to be able to decrypt users' phones.

    1. from Hawaii to Alabama to New Hampshire, a diverse, bipartisan coalition of state legislators will simultaneously announce state legislative proposals that, although varied, are all aimed at empowering their constituents to #TakeCTRL of their personal privacy. These bills would go far in ensuring students, employees, and everyone else has more of a say over who can know their whereabouts, track their activities online, and view information they share with friends.
  6. Jan 2014
    1. The academic publisher Elsevier has contributed to many U.S. Congressional representatives, pushing the Elsevier-supported Research Works Act, which among other things would have forbidden any effort by any federal agency to ensure taxpayer access to work financed by the federal government without permission of the publisher.

      What other legislation has Elsevier pushed?