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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Military Service Records and Unit Histories: A Guide to Locating Sources

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Defense/Military,Govt Information

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/secrecy/RS21282.pdf

This guide provides information on locating military unit histories and individual service records of discharged, retired, and deceased military personnel.  It includes contact information for military history centers, websites for additional sources of research, and a bibliography.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Moving to a Territorial Income Tax: Options and Challenges

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Govt Finance,Taxes

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42624.pdf

Describes how the international tax system works, the magnitude and distribution of foreign source income and taxes, and arguments for and against changing the current system.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Obama Administration’s Proposal to Establish a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

Categories: Govt Finance,Manufacturing

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42625.pdf

Describes the proposed funding and structure for a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation and what preliminary steps have been taken.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

“Amazon Laws” and Taxation of Internet Sales: Constitutional Analysis

Categories: Business/Economics,Congress,Federal State Relations,Supreme Court/courts,Taxes

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42629.pdf

Reviews recent efforts by states to collect tax revenue from Internet sales, through “click-through” and notification legislation,  and how Supreme Court and Congressional actions have affected these efforts.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Executive Budget Process: An Overview

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Processes/Organization,Presidency

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42633.pdf

The Constitution vests Congress with the power to raise revenue and borrow money, but is silent about the role of the president.  The purpose of this report is to provide an introduction to many elements of the executive budget process, highlighting the roles of the president, the Office of Management and Budget, and the executive agencies.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

An Overview of U.S. Occupational Employment and Wages in 2011

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-1/an-overview-of-occupational-employment-and-wages-in-2011.htm

Shows the concentration of jobs in a small number of occupations in the U.S. economy as of May 2011 with the 20 largest occupations accounting for nearly one-third of employment.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Can Russia Reform? Economic, Political, and Military Perspectives

Categories: Russia

http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/download.cfm?q=1111

Scholarly papers from a September 2011 conference.  From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College

 

Review of Employee Misclassification in Virginia

Categories: Labor/Employment,Taxes,Virginia Issues

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/reports/Rpt427.pdf

Concludes that employers who properly classify their workers may be at a competitive disadvantage.  Worker misclassification lowers Virginia’s income tax collections by up to $28 million.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

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