Seeing 2015 through a fragmented media lens

| Jan 2, 2016

Seeing 2015 through a fragmented media lens

Media literacy means understanding that objective reality is impossible to comprehend, and that the best you can do to make sense of the world is to know how to interpret signals. Part of that process is identifying what’s at stake: Newspapers and broadcasters have ...

Getting a high rise out of dodging taxes

| Jan 2, 2016

Getting a high rise out of dodging taxes

About a year ago, we talked about using real estate purchases to lower inheritance and gift taxes. Obviously, people who are able to take advantage of these schemes are already well off — the average person doesn’t have to worry about paying inheritance taxes ...

Civilian casualties of WWII left out in the cold

| Dec 26, 2015

Civilian casualties of WWII left out in the cold

‘Unbroken,” Angelina Jolie’s 2014 film about the late American Olympic athlete Louie Zamperini, will finally receive a theatrical release in Japan next year after inciting the ire of local groups who claim its depiction of Japanese prisoner of war camps is sensationally harsh and ...