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Banking On The Future: The Fall And Rise Of Central Banking.
Not long ago, national central banks were endowed with wide-ranging authority, enormous prestige, and a high degree of independence. Today, in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, rethinking their functioning and their modus operandi is both natural and needed. Howard Davies and David Green write on this issue with authority, reflecting their practical experience, political sensitivity, and high analytic skills.
China in the Global Economic Crisis
Through the stress test of this global economic crisis, it is China's performance that has continued to drive the global economy forwards. Is this likely to continue or will the sceptics of China's so-far enduring economic success be finally proven right? Danny Quah is professor of economics at LSE.
Alberto Toscano will be debating his counter-history of fanaticism, in which he argues that fanaticism has played a critical role in forming modern politics. Robert Eaglestone is professor of contemporary literature and thought at Royal Holloway, University of London. Alberto Toscano is senior lecturer in sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures - Market Efficiency and Rationality: Why Financial Markets are Diff
Lord Turner will deliver the 2010 Lionel Robbins Memorial Lecture Series, running for three consecutive evenings (11/12/13 October). The overall theme of the 3 lectures is Economics after the Crisis. Amid the financial crash there was much talk of a crisis of capitalism and the need for a revolution in economics. Two years on much work is in hand to reform global financial regulation, but it is not clear that the crisis will produce change as radical as initially supposed. Adair Turner will argu
Refugees flee Libya, recount horrors
Nigerians and Kenyans arrive home after fleeing unrest in Libya, and speak of the horror as Gaddafi forces try to crush a popular revolt.
U.S. may tap oil reserves
U.S. officials worried skyrocketing gas prices may dent the nascent economy recovery, say the White House is considering a release of oil from the strategic petroleum reserve.
TED415 Session 6 Spring 2011
TED415 Multicultural Education Session Six 02/27/11 Jeff Miller
The Industrial Revolution and the Assembly Line
This 2:30 minute long video provides insights into the beginning of the manufacturing revolution that changed the American way of life. The assembly line is stressed with its ability to make products faster and thus reduce the cost, but it also shows how workers were treated poorly. The Progressive Era is explained as a result of the abuses or poor people and workers. A good overview.
Violence in Tunisia.
Police say that youths loyal to deposed President Ben Ali are trying to destabilize the country, amid reports that at least 3 have been killed. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Osher Lifelong Learning spring preview
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt supports lifelong learning. Watch the Spring 2011 professors describe the upcoming classes. Osher is an organization that provides adults with educational programs, stimulating tours and trips, and a variety of social events. The program reflects the high academic standards espoused by the university on all levels. By offering non-creditkeep reading »
Berenstain Bears-The Messy Room-Part 2
In part 2 of this video, Sister and Brother bicker instead of working together. Their "creative" solution is to shove everything in their closet. Mama finds the hidden toys and she gets a box labeled trash. Papa comes to the rescue. This is a good companion teaching resource for reading Berenstain books in the classroom. It helps to bring literary characters to life (5:24).
Hindi Lesson No.29: पर्यायवाची शब्द Paryarvaachi Shabd or अने
PURPOSE Vocabulary (word stock)building आकाश- Aakaash (sky) := नभ(Nabh), गगन,(Gagan),अंबर(Ambar), आसमान(Aasmaan), व्योम्(Byom). अतिथि -Atithi (guest) = :मेहमान(Mehmaan), आगन्तुक(Aaagantuk) अनुपम - Anupam (unique):= अनोखा(anokha), अपूर्व(Apoorv), अदभुत(Adbhut), अतुल(Atul), अर्थ-Arth (money):= [...]
21L.705 Major Authors: Oscar Wilde and the '90's (MIT)
At this distance Oscar Wilde seems not only to be on the threshold between centuries and between cultural-systems: in many ways he seems to be the threshold. His aesthetics look backwards to the aestheticism of Pater and the moral sensibility of Ruskin, and they look forward to Modernism. His antecedents are 18th century playwrights, and he opened a path of irony and structural self-reflexivity that leads to Beckett and Tom Stoppard. He was Irish but achieved his great successes in England. Argu
George Will on America, Politics, and Baseball
Author and syndicated columnist George Will talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the state of the country, the nature of politics, and at the end, a little about baseball. The conversation begins with Will discussing his career and how someone with a Ph.D. from Princeton got involved in politics and then writing. Will then discusses the current political environment and how little some things have changed in politics. Other topics include the future of journalism and Will's predictions fo
Science Studio vol 032 - Topic: Evolution of Cooperation - Guests: David Sloan Wilson and Andrew Ham
Course - Group - Science Studio vol 032 - Topic: Evolution of Cooperation - Guests: David Sloan Wilson and Andrew Hamilton - Arizona State University > Science Studio > Science Studio vol 032 - Topic: Evolution of Cooperation - Guests: David Sloan Wilson and Andrew Hamilton