In November, 2018, Ohio announced that it will allow businesses to pay state taxes in Bitcoin. The state Treasurer’s office will not actually collect Bitcoin; instead, taxpayers will send their Bitcoin to a private third party processor who will in turn send cash to the Treasurer’s office on the taxpayers’ behalf. There is […]

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In the face of extreme violence, after the initial shock and sadness, there is a renewed sense of urgency to understand why the attack occurred and to prevent it from occurring again, especially when the violence stems from a radical ideology. More and more often in the aftermath of these attacks, the internet is littered […]

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On March 9, 2019, Judge Claudia Wilken of the Northern District of California submitted an opinion in the most recent student-athlete antitrust action against the NCAA: In re NCAA Grant-in-Aid Cap Antitrust Litigation. The plaintiff-athletes won the heavily-anticipated decision, however, the extent of the win is up for debate. Even assuming that the athlete’s victory […]

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The world may be “sleepwalking into a crisis.” David Wallace-Well’s new book, The Uninhabitable Earth, shows that the dire consequences of climate change, even based on the most optimistic projection, are going to be apocalyptic. This should not strike anyone who has been paying attention to climate change as a grim surprise. We are, […]

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At its peak, Pokémon Go, an augmented reality mobile game, took the country by storm. It is the fastest mobile application to earn $100 million, and has been downloaded over 800 million times. While revolutionary in its success, Pokémon Go also represents a revolution in the interaction between video games and the physical world.

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In 2014 the NFL apologized for mishandling the domestic violence incident between then-Baltimore running back Ray Rice and his wife. Following an arrest and an indictment for aggravated assault, Rice was suspended for two games by the NFL per its policy. However, Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged his mistakes in a letter to NFL […]

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After last year’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, law enforcement were criticized for failing to react to red flags on the perpetrator’s social media. Threatening social media behavior is increasingly common, and school districts often feel the need to monitor the internet for signs of potential safety incidents.

Social media threat services offer one solution. […]

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by Dr. Michal Lavi

Policymakers can dictate public conduct by imposing rules, but may also prod behavior by nudging or directing people into predictable actions without significantly changing their economic incentives. To date, scholars discussed the benefits of this discreet method of influence; but almost completely ignored the possibility of negative influence on third […]

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