Archive for October, 2010

New Government Report: Tax Havens

Tax Havens: International Tax Avoidance and Evasion
by Jane G. Gravelle
Paperback, 47 pages, 2010, $20.00
ISBN: 9781437941111

“The federal government loses around $100 billion per year, both in individual and corporate income tax revenue, from the shifting of profits and income into low-tax countries, or tax havens. International tax avoidance can arise from multi-national corporations who shift profits into low-tax foreign subsidiaries or wealthy individuals who set up secret bank accounts in tax haven countries.

Contents of this report: Introduction; Where are the Tax Havens?; Methods of Corporate Tax Avoidance; The Magnitude of Corporate Profit Shifting; Methods of Avoidance and Evasion by Individuals; Estimates of the Revenue Cost of Individual Tax Evasion; Alternative Policy Options to Address Corporate Profit Shifting; Options to Address Individual Evasion; Other Measures That Might Improve Compliance; Legislation Enacted.”

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October 26, 2010 at 2:39 pm Leave a comment

New Government Report: Offshore Oil and Gas Development

Offshore Oil and Gas Development: Legal Framework
by Adam Vann
Paperback, 23 pages, 2010, $20.00
ISBN: 9781437941241

“The development of offshore oil, gas, and other mineral resources in the U.S. is impacted by a number of inter-related legal regimes, including international, fedederal, and state laws. International law provides a framework for establishing control of offshore areas, and domestic federal law supplements these standards. In the U.S., governance of offshore minerals and regional development activities are bifurcated between state and federal law.

Contents of this report: (1) Fed. Jurisdiction; State Jurisdiction; Coastal State Regulation; (2) Federal Resources: Moratoria; Leasing and Development: Leasing; Exploration; Develop. and Production.; Lease Suspension and Cancellation; Suspensions Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill; Legal Challenges to Offshore Leasing.”

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October 26, 2010 at 2:35 pm Leave a comment

New Government Report: New Drug Approval

New Drug Approval: FDA’s Consideration of Evidence from Certain Clinical Trials
by Marcia Crosse
Paperback, 38 pages, 2010, $30.00
ISBN: 9781437938586

“Before approving a new drug, the FDA assesses a drug’s effectiveness. To do so, it examines information contained in a new drug application (NDA), including data from clinical trials in humans. Several types of trials may be used to gather this evidence. Non-inferiority trials aim to demonstrate that the difference between the effectiveness of a new drug and an active control is small enough to show that the new drug is also effective. FDA has issued guidance on these trials. This report: (1) identifies NDAs for new molecular entities — potentially innovative new drugs not FDA-approved in any form — that included evidence from non-inferiority trials; (2) examines the characteristics of these trials; and (3) describes FDA’s guidance on these trials.”

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October 26, 2010 at 2:22 pm Leave a comment

New Government Report: Crime of Family Abduction

Crime of Family Abduction
by Eric H. Holder, Jr.; Jeff Slowikowski
Paperback, 61 pages, 2010, $25.00
ISBN: 9781437941555

“Each year, more than 200,000 children become victims of family
abduction (FA). Taken from family, home, and friends by a parent or other family member, they are thrust into a life of uncertainty and isolation. FA is a crime in all 50 states and in the District of Columbia. Written with the help of six people who have experienced family abduction, this publication features valuable insights from a first-hand perspective. It is designed to provide the searching family, law enforcement, and mental health professionals with strategies to build a comprehensive, child-centered approach to recovery and healing. Above all, this publication was prepared to support victims subjected to the crime of FA.”

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October 26, 2010 at 2:17 pm Leave a comment

New Government Report: Alternative Fuels and Advanced Technology Vehicles

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Technology Vehicles: Issues in Congress
by Brent D. Yacobucci
Paperback, 20 pages, 2010, $20.00
ISBN: 9781437941234

“Alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles are seen as integral to improving urban air quality, decreasing dependence on foreign oil, and reducing emissions of greenhouse gases. However, major barriers — especially economics — prevent the widespread use of these fuels and technologies.

Contents of this report: (1) Introduction; (2) Background and Analysis: Fuel Tax Incentives; Ethanol and MTBE; The Renewable Fuel Standard; Ethanol “Blend Wall”; Cellulosic Biofuels; Ethanol Imports; Vehicle Purchase Requirements, and Tax Incentives; Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel; Hydrogen and Fuel Cells; Hybrid Vehicles; (3) Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Technology Provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. ”

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October 26, 2010 at 2:11 pm Leave a comment

The Illustrated Wizard of Oz, 65% Off

Weekly Book Special: October 26th-November 1st

In October of 1938, Judy Garland set out to make history on the MGM Studios Lot in Culver City, California. With no small help from the wizards at technicolor, MGM continued the fine tradition of reinventing L. Frank Baum’s wonderful world of Oz.

The Wizard of Oz
Written by L. Frank Baum, Illustrated by Lisabeth Zwerger, Hardcover 103 pages
List Price: $20.00, OUR PRICE: $6.95

Wizard of Oz

Along with adults and children, the land of Oz has always been irresistible to writers and artists. The immersive, fantasy world first envisioned by Baum in 1900 has reached iconic status as the greatest American fairytale of the 20th century.

Much like Dorothy, world-renowned illustrator Lisbeth Zwerger could not help returning to Oz. Zwerger reimagines Dorothy, Toto, the Tinman, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion in her own signature style, providing a gorgeous accompaniment to Baum’s unaltered words.

A group of creatures line up to see the Wizard (click for a closeup):

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The Wizard of Oz is a story that belongs on every bookshelf and this is an ideal edition for young people who are developing their love for reading. Amazon Reviews declare that “[Zwerger’s] characters have a poignance and oddity that escaped the makers of the Oz movie.”

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October 26, 2010 at 2:01 pm Leave a comment

New Government Report: Psychiatric Disorders of Youth in Detention

Psychiatric Disorders of Youth in Detention
by Linda Teplin
Paperback, 15 pages, 2010, $10.00
ISBN: 1437931014

“A significant number of youth in detention suffer from psychiatric disorders. Research indicates that providing detained youth with mental health services may reduce recidivism. This report measured the prevalence of alcohol, drug, and mental disorders among youth detained at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Illinois. The study examined the prevalence of psychiatric disorders among youth by gender, race and ethnicity, and age. Nearly two-thirds of males and three-quarters of females met diagnostic criteria for one or more psychiatric disorders. This report presents information that can help the juvenile justice system detect youth with psychiatric disorders and respond with an integrated system of services.”

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