Jimmy Stewart Is Dead -- Ending the World's Ongoing Financial Plague with Limited Purpose Banking [A
Speaker(s): Professor Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Let's call a spade a spade. Today's financial system, with its limited liability, insider rating, political kickbacks, director sweetheart deals, non disclosure, and internal corporate raiders, was built for hucksters -- hucksters who systematically manufactured and sold trillions in fraudulent securities, grabbed hoards of loot, and left the public to pick up the pieces.
Aftershock: Europe And The Post-Crisis World [Audio]
Speaker(s): Philippe Legrain | The financial crisis brought the world to the brink of economic breakdown. As bubble turned to bust, Depression loomed. Now bankers' bonuses are back, house prices are rising again and politicians promise recovery while unemployment remains high, debts mount, frictions with China grow and the planet overheats. Is this really sustainable - or do we need to change course?
Green Growth: the transition to a sustainable economy [Audio]
Speaker(s): Chris Huhne MP | In this keynote talk Chris Huhne will set out the economic need for low-carbon growth as an essential path out of recession. He will argue that the need to urgently renew and decarbonise our energy supply, and to upgrade our ageing and inefficient buildings, will not just provide an economic boost but also help to create a more balanced, resilient and sustainable British economy. Chris Huhne is Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, and the Liberal Democra
Welfare State Reform Over the (Very) Long-run [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Paul Pierson, Professor Anton Hemerijck, Professor Julian le Grand | The lecture and panel discussion celebrate the T H Marshall Fellowship scheme, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, which has been running for seven years. The event also launches the Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State |and will be followed by a reception. Paul Pierson has been a professor of public policy and holder of the Avice Sarint Chair of Public Policy at Berkeley since 2004. Anton Hemerijck is se
The Foreign Policy of Modern Russia: The Prospects for Russian British Relations [Audio]
Speaker(s): Sergey Lavrov | Sergey Lavrov is Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Prior to this he served from 1994-2004 as Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation at the United Nations. He graduated from the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Moscow State Institute of International Relations, beginning his diplomatic career at the Soviet Embassy in Sri Lanka. This event is the opening lecture in Russian Business Week organised by the LSESU Russian Business Society wh
Listening exercise: La différence d'âge
At the completion of this lesson, after reading a testimony, you will be able to indicate why someone chooses an older partner.
July 27 - A southern Afghan mayor is assassinated in a city still reeling from the assassination of Karzai's half brother two weeks ago. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Reading comprehension, writing: The Geneva Convention
You learn to understand a text about legislation for asylum seekers. You learn how to express information in writing.
Prohibition vs. Private Solutions at the Electric Daisy Carnival [An MP3 audio file of this article, narrated by Joel Sams, is available for download.] The weekend of June 24–26, 2011, I attended the Electric Dais
[An MP3 audio file of this article, narrated by Joel Sams, is available for download.]
The weekend of June 24–26, 2011, I attended the Electric Dais
The Peloponnesian Wa: Spartans (2:13)
This video does not have a narrator, but uses graphics to tell about the training of the Spartans. An exceptional video that provides startling facts that are certain to stimulate student interest.
Saving, Trade, and the Confidence Fairy The last-minute negotiations over the debt ceiling have brought the economic pundits out in force. In the midst of a terrible recession, the contrast between Austrian and Keynesian analysis is striking. The Austrians recommend the virtues of saving and investment, while Keynesians preach the opposite. Things are so topsy-turvy that in this article, I'm actually going to defend President Obama
The last-minute negotiations over the debt ceiling have brought the economic pundits out in force. In the midst of a terrible recession, the contrast between Austrian and Keynesian analysis is striking. The Austrians recommend the virtues of saving and investment, while Keynesians preach the opposite. Things are so topsy-turvy that in this article, I'm actually going to defend President Obama
Inside the News: Top Stories and Analysis
A look at the latest news that may affect the European markets, plus a trade idea, and a summary of Asia's trading day.
HoloGlobe: Outgoing Longwave Radiation for 1988 on a Flat Earth
This is one of a series of animations that were produced to be part of the narrated video shown in the HoloGlobe exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and the Earth Today exhibit at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. This particular animation was not used in the final video.
"Sustainable Development: Theory and Policy, Spring 2009"
"This course examines alternative conceptions and theoretical underpinnings of the notion of "sustainable development." It focuses on the sustainability problems of industrial countries (i.e., aging of populations, sustainable consumption, institutional adjustments, etc.); and of developing states and economies in transition (i.e., managing growth, sustainability of production patterns, pressures of population change, etc.). It also explores the sociology of knowledge around sustainability, the
What is Temperature?
Temperature is the measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles in an object. Temperature in science is measured in Celsius or Kelvin. (04:55)
Peugeot and Daimler issue warnings
July 27 - French car maker PSA Peugeot Citroen says its 2011 profits will be impacted by supply problems after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, while German giant Daimler has warned of slowing growth in emerging markets. Andrew Potter reports.
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Global Retailing Conference 2011 - Susan Lyne
Re-thinking E-Commerce - Susan Lyne, Chairman, Gilt Groupe. Susan Lyne serves as Chairman of Gilt Groupe, an innovative ecommerce company offering highly coveted products and experiences at insider prices. Susan joined the company as Chief Executive Officer in September 2008, less than a year after Gilt's launch as a women's apparel and accessories business. The Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing is proud to present the annual Global Retailing Conference, which consistently delivers practi