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The Charitable Contributions Deduction: A Tax Debate or a Question of Charity Versus Government?

Posted: 31 May 2013 12:29 PM PDT

The Charitable Contributions Deduction: A Tax Debate or a Question of Charity Versus Government? Source: Tax Policy Center This paper attempts to better understand rhetoric over the charitable contributions deduction, arguing that debate surrounding the deduction is ultimately a projection of more fundamental debates relating to the theme of government versus charity. The phrase "government […]b.gif?host=fulltextreports.com&blog=19913883&post=19616&subd=fulltextreports&ref=&feed=1

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New From the GAO

Posted: 31 May 2013 12:03 PM PDT

New GAO Reports Source: Government Accountability Office 1. Medicare Imaging Accreditation: Establishing Minimum National Standards and an Oversight Framework Would Help Ensure Quality and Safety of Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Services. GAO-13-246, May 31. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-13-246 Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/assets/660/654972.pdf 2. Defense Infrastructure: DOD Should Improve Reporting and Communication on Its Corrosion Prevention and Control Activities. GAO-13-270, May […]b.gif?host=fulltextreports.com&blog=19913883&post=19614&subd=fulltextreports&ref=&feed=1

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Global Wealth 2013: Maintaining Momentum in a Complex World

Posted: 31 May 2013 11:06 AM PDT

Global Wealth 2013: Maintaining Momentum in a Complex World Source: Boston Consulting Group The global wealth-management industry is becoming increasingly complex. With the mature economies of the “old world” and the developing economies of the “new world” moving at different speeds, wealth managers in different regions are grappling with complicated sets of problems. In essence, […]b.gif?host=fulltextreports.com&blog=19913883&post=19612&subd=fulltextreports&ref=&feed=1

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St. Louis Fed Releases Key Findings of New Research Center on Household Financial Stability

Posted: 31 May 2013 11:02 AM PDT

St. Louis Fed Releases Key Findings of New Research Center on Household Financial Stability Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis In an essay from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ new Center for Household Financial Stability, the authors provide data on the damage to household wealth during the Great Recession, explore the circumstances […]b.gif?host=fulltextreports.com&blog=19913883&post=19610&subd=fulltextreports&ref=&feed=1

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Pollutant Load Reductions for Total Maximum Daily Loads for Highways

Posted: 31 May 2013 10:33 AM PDT

Pollutant Load Reductions for Total Maximum Daily Loads for Highways Source: Transportation Research Board TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 444, Pollutant Load Reductions for Total Maximum Daily Loads for Highways presents information on the types of structural and non-structural best management practices currently being used by state departments of transportation, including performance […]b.gif?host=fulltextreports.com&blog=19913883&post=19608&subd=fulltextreports&ref=&feed=1

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Trustees Report shows reduced cost growth, longer Medicare solvency

Posted: 31 May 2013 09:43 AM PDT

Trustees Report shows reduced cost growth, longer Medicare solvency Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services The Medicare Trustees today projected that the trust fund that finances Medicare’s hospital insurance coverage will remain solvent until 2026, two years beyond what was projected in last year’s report. “The Medicare Hospital Insurance trust fund is projected to […]b.gif?host=fulltextreports.com&blog=19913883&post=19606&subd=fulltextreports&ref=&feed=1

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Roadblocks Ahead for Seniors Who Don’t Drive

Posted: 31 May 2013 08:04 AM PDT

Roadblocks Ahead for Seniors Who Don’t Drive Source: Urban Institute Older drivers are urged to give up driving and use the paratransit services provided by their local public transit operator to meet their mobility needs. But well-meaning friends and family are inadvertently perpetuating a scam on those older people: most older people won’t qualify for […]b.gif?host=fulltextreports.com&blog=19913883&post=19604&subd=fulltextreports&ref=&feed=1

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Gun Deaths Outpace Motor Vehicle Deaths in 12 States and the District of Columbia in 2010

Posted: 31 May 2013 07:49 AM PDT

Gun Deaths Outpace Motor Vehicle Deaths in 12 States and the District of Columbia in 2010 (PDF) Source: Violence Policy Center From press release: Gun deaths outpaced motor vehicle deaths in 12 states and the District of Columbia in 2010, the most recent year for which comprehensive state-level data is available, a new analysis from […]b.gif?host=fulltextreports.com&blog=19913883&post=19602&subd=fulltextreports&ref=&feed=1

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Note to FullTextReports followers…

Posted: 31 May 2013 06:31 AM PDT

Just a periodic reminder that some of the papers and reports posted on FullTextReports.com are freely available online for just a limited time before they disappear behind a paywall (or go away entirely). If you see something you suspect might be useful to you (or a colleague) in the future, download it the day you […]b.gif?host=fulltextreports.com&blog=19913883&post=19600&subd=fulltextreports&ref=&feed=1

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Immigrants Contributed An Estimated $115.2 Billion More To The Medicare Trust Fund Than They Took Out In 2002– 09

Posted: 31 May 2013 06:30 AM PDT

Immigrants Contributed An Estimated $115.2 Billion More To The Medicare Trust Fund Than They Took Out In 2002–09 (PDF) Source: Health Affairs Many immigrants in the United States are working-age taxpayers; few are elderly beneficiaries of Medicare. This demographic profile suggests that immigrants may be disproportionately subsidizing the Medicare Trust Fund, which supports payments to […]b.gif?host=fulltextreports.com&blog=19913883&post=19598&subd=fulltextreports&ref=&feed=1

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Checks and Balances: Measuring Checking Accounts’ Safety and Transparency

Posted: 31 May 2013 06:29 AM PDT

Checks and Balances: Measuring Checking Accounts’ Safety and Transparency Source: Pew Charitable Trusts This report reviews the checking accounts offered by 36 of the nation’s 50 largest banks according to their practices in three areas: disclosures, overdrafts, and dispute resolution. The study builds on two previous Pew reports: “Hidden Risks: The Case for Safe and […]b.gif?host=fulltextreports.com&blog=19913883&post=19596&subd=fulltextreports&ref=&feed=1

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Global economic value of shark ecotourism: implications for conservation

Posted: 31 May 2013 05:23 AM PDT

Global economic value of shark ecotourism: implications for conservation Source: Oryx Amid declining shark populations because of overfishing, a burgeoning shark watching industry, already well established in some locations, generates benefits from shark protection. We compile reported economic benefits at shark watching locations and use a meta-analytical approach to estimate benefits at sites without available […]b.gif?host=fulltextreports.com&blog=19913883&post=19594&subd=fulltextreports&ref=&feed=1

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