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Earl Gregg Swem Library

2014 Hate Crime Statistics

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Statistics

Reports on over 5,000 hate crime incidents affecting 6,700 victims. Provides information about the offenses, victims, and offenders. From the Federal Bureau of Investigation


Universities Report Continuing Decline in Federal R&D Funding in FY 2014

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

When adjusted for inflation, federal funding for research and development declined by 5% between FY2013 and FY2014. Provides statistics on federal R&D funding by field and 30 leading institutions. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Legal Tools to Deter Travel by Suspected Terrorists: A Brief Primer

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Terrorism

Provides an overview of some of the tools the federal government currently employs to prevent individuals from traveling to or within the U.S. to commit acts of terrorism. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Federal Support for the Development, Production, and Use of Fuels and Energy Technologies

Categories: Energy,Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Taxes

Describes how and why the federal government supports the development, production, and use of fuel and energy technologies through tax preferences and spending programs. Also describes how federal support has changed over time and analyzes its effectiveness. From the Congressional Budget Office


Effective Marginal Tax Rates for Low-and Moderate-Income Workers in 2016

Categories: Income/Poverty,Taxes,Uncategorized,Welfare/Social Services

Shows how several tax provisions and transfer programs would affect the 2016 income of a hypothetical family and then provides estimates of marginal tax rates for a representative sample of workers. From the Congressional Budget Office


How CBO Estimates Automatic Stabilizers

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance

Discusses how government support programs that provide transfer payments, such as unemployment insurance, move in opposite directions to the economy, rising when the economy slows and falling when the economy rebounds and explains how the budget forecasting accounts for this phenomenon. From the Congressional Budget Office


DIA Declassified: A Sourcebook

Categories: Cuba,Defense/Military,Govt Information,Iraq,Spying/Intelligence,WMD

A collection of 51 declassified documents from the history of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Includes an internal memo about the Iraqi defector named Curveball and the false intelligence about Iraq’s supposed WMD weapons. Also the DIA role in the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. From the National Security Archive


Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Requiring Days Away From Work, 2014

Categories: Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Covers rates of lost work days due to occupational injuries and illnesses (overall 107.1 cases per 10,000 full time workers) in 2014 for private, state, and local sectors of employment. Includes details on types of injuries, occupations and industries, and demographic characteristics of workers. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


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