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Footnotes: Robots and Washington; Bitcoin Fools; Bernie Madoff Needs a Get Well Soon Card | 01.22.14

Accountants to Assess Impact of IFRS in Europe [Accounting Today]

Bitcoin is a fool's gold standard? [DealBook]

Income taxes: New 39.6 percent tax bracket for wealthiest people [POLITICO]

Should we reject crony capitalism? As a true capitalist, I'm cool with that [Telegraph]

Hed of the day goes to Robert W. Wood with To Minimize IRS Audit, Get Injured & Have Sex (Honest) [Forbes]

Carl Icahn thinks eBay should spin off PayPal [Reuters]

Report Finds Elite Chinese Using Offshore Companies Members of the Chinese elite, including some of the country’s most politically connected figures, have set up a large number of offshore companies that allow them to conceal billions of dollars abroad, according to a new report released Wednesday by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, a Washington-based group that works with a number of news organizations around the world. [NYT]

Bernie Madoff is apparently recovering from a heart attack AND cancer. [NY Daily News]

Don’t Worry About Robots. Worry About Washington. [Bloomberg]

Sneaking in a cat plea here: my friend Amelia was rescued from NYCACC after being dumped there with her little leopard bed and is now in the care of the wonderful folks at Anjellicle Cats (disclaimer: I foster for them) but would love love love a home of her own, if you know anyone in NYC looking for a new feline friend feel free to send her their way [FB]

OH and if anyone else watches Teen Mom 2 (shut up, it's my guilty pleasure), here's a great song off last night's Season 5 debut [YouTube]