Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Factors Affecting Revenue Estimates of Tax Compliance Proposals

Categories: Congress,Govt Finance,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/workingpaper/52199-wp-taxcompliance.pdf

Examines such factors as the size of the tax gap, the amount of Internal Revenue resources, distinctions between detection and deterrence, and budget scorekeeping guidelines that affect estimates of budget savings from tax compliance proposals.  A joint working paper from the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation.

 

Health at a Glance: Europe 2016: State of Health in the EU Cycle

Categories: European Union,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/docserver/download/8116231e.pdf?expires=1480352566&id=id&accname=guest&checksum=4783CBB71EBAA80EFDBE94334D3EFDFB

Argues that more needs to be done to reduce inequalities in access to and quality of health services in Europe.  Includes sections on the labor market impacts of ill-health, strengthening primary care systems, health status, health expenditures, access to care, quality of care, and sustainability of health systems.  From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the European Commission

 

Energy and Air Pollution

Categories: Energy,Environment,Maps/Geography,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.iea.org/publications/freepublications/publication/WorldEnergyOutlookSpecialReport2016EnergyandAirPollution.pdf

The number of worldwide deaths attributed to air pollution annually exceeds those from tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and road accidents combined.  This World Energy Outlook Special Report presents a clean air scenario for pushing air pollution levels into a steep decline in all countries.   Includes profiles for major countries and world regions.  From the International Energy Agency

 

Seat Belt Use in 2016: Overall Results

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812351

Seat belt use reached 90.1% in 2016, up from 88.5% in 2015.  Also provides data on seat belt use by major characteristics such as types of vehicles, regions of country, urban/rural areas, time of travel, strength of enforcement laws, and more.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

The Sharing Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators: An FTC Staff Report

Categories: Business/Economics,Consumer Info/Protection,Laws/Regulations,Transportation

https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/reports/sharing-economy-issues-facing-platforms-participants-regulators-federal-trade-commission-staff/p151200_ftc_staff_report_on_the_sharing_economy.pdf

Describes how disruptive innovation has been transforming the for-hire transportation and short-term lodging industries and the benefits/problems caused by such disruption. This document reports on the ideas and issues covered at a June 2015 workshop.  From the Federal Trade Commission

 

Strategic Principles for Securing the Internet of Things (IoT)

Categories: Homeland Security,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Strategic_Principles_for_Securing_the_Internet_of_Things-2016-1115-FINAL_v2-dg11.pdf

Asserts that the Internet of Things creates immense opportunities and benefits for society but that IoT security has not kept up with the rapid pace of innovation.  Explains what these risks are and provides a set of suggested best practices for a responsible level of security.  From the Department of Homeland Security

 

CIA Cartography

Categories: History,Maps/Geography

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ciagov/collections/72157674854602812/

Provides access to recently declassified maps from the 1940s through the 2000s that relate to major historical events.  From the Cartography Division of the Central Intelligence Agency

 

Volunteering and Civic Life in America

Categories: Statistics,Volunteering

http://www.nationalservice.gov/vcla

Annual research report which shows that 62 million adults volunteered time through an organization during the past year or 7.8 billion hours.  From the Corporation for National and Community Service

 

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