Under the current EU rules, member states are not allowed to apply reduced VAT rates to e-books and digital newspapers. The commission proposes to change that (Photo Michael Mol)
A couple of days ago my sixth novel, “Extra Wives” was released. I know that’s not big news because I tend to write at least a book a year whether I want to or not. But this one is personal and kind of special to me.
If you get a chance to order a copy, I appreciate it. My dog Sparky would like to move up from eating that disgusting Purina mix to premium Kal-Kan. If you get a chance to review it, it would be wonderful. If you get a chance to recommend it to friends, I will come over and mow your grass and make sure your recyclables are properly separated. (I guess this last point is problematical in Ukraine)
Major new Heritage Foundation report says Russia more dangerous than any other opposing force – even more than ISIS. Follow the link below to download your FREE copy.
< Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky of the UGCC
“…the compilers’ logic is that if there were no Andrey Sheptytsky, there would be no Ukrainian integral nationalism, if there were no Ukrainian integral nationalism, there would be no dramatic events in Volyn 1943. Obviously, it is clear even to an unprofessional historian that this is outright manipulation.”
The e-book has made continued inroads into the publishing world but the printed book has defied predictions of its death. Research by Professor John Thompson focuses on the challenges facing the publishing industry as it embraces the opportunities afforded by the digital revolution.
Ever since Adam Smith, the central teaching of economics has been that free markets provide us with material well-being, as if by an invisible hand. In Phishing for Phools, Nobel Prize–winning economists George Akerlof and Robert Shiller deliver a fundamental challenge to this insight, arguing that markets harm as well as help us.
Elementary school teacher Luis Soriano is famous in northern Colombia for riding his two donkeys, Alfa and Beto, around the countryside on weekends. His Biblioburros have brought books and hope to poor children in the drug-war-torn area for nearly 20 years. (By Acción Visual/Diana Arias/Wikimedia Commons)
In a merciless, and somewhat exaggerated, book, The Man without a Face, asha Gessen has written of Putin as a gangster, vulgar, cruel, emotionless figure who imprisoned opponents and is guilty of or involved in murder of critics, including Alexander Litvinenko in London and Anna Politkovskaya, Sergei Magnitsky, and Boris Nemtsov in Moscow. Gessen also accuses Putin of amassing personal wealth, almost a kleptomaniac, greedily involved in embezzling state funds as the godfather of a Mafia clan ruling the country.