Author: Jeffrey A. Maine
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Release Date: 2011-09-01
This full-color book of Federal Income Tax Logic Maps, which supports any classroom text, is designed to assist in the understanding of key provisions of the Internal Revenue Code and how those provisions interact and generally flow. Visual aids, including graphic and color cues, offer a step-by-step method to help analyze the tax consequences of many transactions of everyday consequence to taxpayers. Visual references show the interplay among rules and subparts of rules. In some cases, applicable treasury regulations, revenue rulings, and case law are also referenced. The visual format provides a comprehensive overview, allowing students to review the subject quickly prior to final exams.
Author: I. Richard Gershon
Release Date: 2015-08-12
This Guide book does not teach substantive tax law, which constantly changes, but rather the language of tax, which largely remains constant. Thus, a student who learns how to read the Internal Revenue Code effectively will be able to understand each new tax reform. To that end, A Student's Guide to the Internal Revenue Code: • Examines statutory organization and language; • Introduces basic tax constants to provide a frame of reference from which to view tax law, no matter what future tax reform might bring; • Teaches how to use and research the cases, regulations, and Internal Revenue proclamations; • Provides numerous problems and exam questions which students can use to test their ability to apply the language of the Internal Revenue Code; and • Provides sample answers to problems and exams for students to monitor their progress. The eBook versions of this title feature links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.
Author: National Geographic
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Release Date: 2015-05-06
No one knows the world like National Geographic—and in this lavish volume, we reveal our picks for the world's most fabulous journeys, along with helpful information for readers who want to try them out. Compiled from the favorite trips of National Geographic's travel writers, Journeys of a Lifetime spans the globe to highlight the best of the world's most famous and lesser known sojourns. It presents an incredible diversity of possibilities, from ocean cruises around Antarctica to horse treks in the Andes. Every continent and every possible form of transport is covered. A timely resource for the burgeoning ranks of active travelers who crave adventurous and far-flung trips, Journeys of a Lifetime provides scores of creative ideas: trekking the heights of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania... mountain biking in Transylvania... driving through the scenic highlands of Scotland... or rolling through the outback on Australia's famous Ghan train... and dozens of other intriguing options all over the world. Journeys of a Lifetime also features 22 fun Top 10 lists in all sorts of categories. What are the world's top 10 elevator rides, bridges to walk across, trolley rides, ancient highways, or underground walking adventures? Readers will love evaluating and debating the selections. Each chapter showcases stunning photography, full-color maps, evocative text, and expert advice—including how to get there, when to visit, and how to make the most of the journey—all packaged in a luxurious oversize volume to treasure for years to come.
Author: John A. Miller
Release Date: 2016-07-13
This compact book includes more than 400 examples and is broken into 42 chapters that are accessed by topic, code section, case name or keyword. No matter the main text assigned, this comprehensive problem set will aid students in assessing and refining their knowledge of the federal income tax and its application to typical fact patterns. Coverage includes basic treatments of individual income tax principles, intellectual property taxation, business entity taxation, deferred compensation, international taxation, federal estate and gift taxation, and tax procedure.
Author: Colin Woodard
Release Date: 2011-09-29
An illuminating history of North America's eleven rival cultural regions that explodes the red state-blue state myth. North America was settled by people with distinct religious, political, and ethnographic characteristics, creating regional cultures that have been at odds with one another ever since. Subsequent immigrants didn't confront or assimilate into an “American” or “Canadian” culture, but rather into one of the eleven distinct regional ones that spread over the continent each staking out mutually exclusive territory. In American Nations, Colin Woodard leads us on a journey through the history of our fractured continent, and the rivalries and alliances between its component nations, which conform to neither state nor international boundaries. He illustrates and explains why “American” values vary sharply from one region to another. Woodard (author of American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good) reveals how intranational differences have played a pivotal role at every point in the continent's history, from the American Revolution and the Civil War to the tumultuous sixties and the "blue county/red county" maps of recent presidential elections. American Nations is a revolutionary and revelatory take on America's myriad identities and how the conflicts between them have shaped our past and are molding our future. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Richard V. Reeves
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Release Date: 2018-06-12
Genre: Political Science
Dream Hoarders sparked a national conversation on the dangerous separation between the upper middle class and everyone else. Now in paperback and newly updated for the age of Trump, Brookings Institution senior fellow Richard Reeves is continuing to challenge the class system in America. In America, everyone knows that the top 1 percent are the villains. The rest of us, the 99 percent—we are the good guys. Not so, argues Reeves. The real class divide is not between the upper class and the upper middle class: it is between the upper middle class and everyone else. The separation of the upper middle class from everyone else is both economic and social, and the practice of “opportunity hoarding”—gaining exclusive access to scarce resources—is especially prevalent among parents who want to perpetuate privilege to the benefit of their children. While many families believe this is just good parenting, it is actually hurting others by reducing their chances of securing these opportunities. There is a glass floor created for each affluent child helped by his or her wealthy, stable family. That glass floor is a glass ceiling for another child. Throughout Dream Hoarders, Reeves explores the creation and perpetuation of opportunity hoarding, and what should be done to stop it, including controversial solutions such as ending legacy admissions to school. He offers specific steps toward reducing inequality and asks the upper middle class to pay for it. Convinced of their merit, members of the upper middle class believes they are entitled to those tax breaks and hoarded opportunities. After all, they aren’t the 1 percent. The national obsession with the super rich allows the upper middle class to convince themselves that they are just like the rest of America. In Dream Hoarders, Reeves argues that in many ways, they are worse, and that changes in policy and social conscience are the only way to fix the broken system.
Author: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality/AHRQ
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Release Date: 2014-04-01
This User’s Guide is intended to support the design, implementation, analysis, interpretation, and quality evaluation of registries created to increase understanding of patient outcomes. For the purposes of this guide, a patient registry is an organized system that uses observational study methods to collect uniform data (clinical and other) to evaluate specified outcomes for a population defined by a particular disease, condition, or exposure, and that serves one or more predetermined scientific, clinical, or policy purposes. A registry database is a file (or files) derived from the registry. Although registries can serve many purposes, this guide focuses on registries created for one or more of the following purposes: to describe the natural history of disease, to determine clinical effectiveness or cost-effectiveness of health care products and services, to measure or monitor safety and harm, and/or to measure quality of care. Registries are classified according to how their populations are defined. For example, product registries include patients who have been exposed to biopharmaceutical products or medical devices. Health services registries consist of patients who have had a common procedure, clinical encounter, or hospitalization. Disease or condition registries are defined by patients having the same diagnosis, such as cystic fibrosis or heart failure. The User’s Guide was created by researchers affiliated with AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program, particularly those who participated in AHRQ’s DEcIDE (Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions About Effectiveness) program. Chapters were subject to multiple internal and external independent reviews.
Author: David Lippman
Release Date: 2012-09-07
Math in Society is a survey of contemporary mathematical topics, appropriate for a college-level topics course for liberal arts major, or as a general quantitative reasoning course.This book is an open textbook; it can be read free online at http://www.opentextbookstore.com/mathinsociety/. Editable versions of the chapters are available as well.
Author: United States. Congress
Release Date: 1888
The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
Author: Jeffrey A. Maine
Release Date: 2015-01-15
The second edition of Intellectual Property Taxation is, like the first, a problem-based, transaction-oriented treatment of intellectual property taxation. It explores the tax consequences of creating, buying, exploiting, and selling various IP assets (including patents, trade secrets, know-how, copyrights, trademarks, and computer software) in both domestic and international transactions. It features practical tax planning strategies used in connection with IP and raises interesting tax policy questions. Each chapter contains an assignment of code provisions and treasury regulations, a problem set, an overview, and excerpts of important cases and administrative pronouncements.