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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Taxing Capital Income: Effective Marginal Tax Rates Under 2014 Law and Selected Policy Options

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Taxes

Examines the relationship between “tax rates on capital income” and “before-tax rates of return on investments” and how differences can reduce economic efficiency.  Also looks at the implications of proposed policy options for the taxation of capital income.  From the Congressional Budget Office


CBO’s 2014 Long-Term Projections for Social Security: Additional Information

Categories: Disability,Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Welfare/Social Services

Modifies projections for Social Security that were originally published in July 2014 within the publication entitled The 2014 Long-Term  Budget Outlook.  Projects that under current law the Disability Insurance Trust Fund will be exhausted in FY2017 and the OASI Trust Fund in 2032.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Special Prosecutors: Investigations and Prosecutions of Police Use of Deadly Force

Categories: African Americans,Crime/Justice,Federal State Relations,Supreme Court/courts

Considers the need for and process by which special prosecutors would be brought into play to carry out investigations of police use of deadly force and whether such incidents should involve federal authorities.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Selected CRS Materials on Detention and Interrogation of Terrorist Suspects and Enemy Belligerents

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Laws/Regulations,Terrorism,Treaties

Offers a set of links to previously issued Congressional Research Service reports on the issue of international agreements and domestic legislation concerning the treatment and interrogation of detainees. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume IX, Arab-Israeli Dispute, August 1978 – December 1980

Categories: Arab,Conflict Resolution,Egypt,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History,Israel,Middle East Conflict,Treaties

The second of two volumes that document U.S. efforts to achieve a negotiated settlement to the Arab-Israeli dispute during the Carter Administration.  Covers the Camp David meetings between representatives of Egypt and Israel and the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty concluded in March 1979.  From the State Department


2012 Manufacturing and International Trade Report

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Manufacturing,Statistics

A new annual federal report that covers manufacturing data on the value of product shipments and associated export/import data.   From the Census Bureau


Cinematic Treasures Named to National Film Registry

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums

Latest 25 films named to the National Film Registry.  Includes Saving Private Ryan, Rosemary’s Baby, Little Big Man, Rio Bravo, and the 2 minute Luxo Jr., the living desk lamp that became the Pixar “brand.”  From the Library of Congress


Monitoring the Future Survey: Overview of Findings 2014

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

Describes results of latest annual survey of  illicit drug use and attitudes among American 8th, 10th, and 12th graders.  Finds decreasing use of alcohol, cigarettes, and misuse of prescription pain relievers.  From the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of Michigan


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