Selgin on Free Banking
George Selgin of West Virginia University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about free banking, where government treats banks as no different from other firms in the economy. Rather than rely on government guarantees to protect depositors (coupled with regulation), banks would compete with each other in offering security and return on deposits. Selgin draws on historical episodes of free banking, particularly in Scotland, to show that such a world need not be unduly hazardous or filled with
Gridlock: why global cooperation is failing when we need it most [Audio]
Speaker(s): Thomas Hale, Professor David Held, Kevin Young | This event grapples with the causes and consequences of the failure of leadership and negotiations across leading sectors of international concern: security, the economy and environment. It examines worrying scenarios of continuing gridlock and pathways that might lead beyond it. Thomas Hale is a postdoctoral research fellow, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University. Professor David Held is master of the University College, Du
de Botton on the Pleasures and Sorrows of Work
Author Alain de Botton talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his latest book, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work. How has the nature of work changed with the increase in specialization? Why is the search for meaningful work a modern phenomenon? Has the change in the workplace changed parenting? Why does technology become invisible? These are some of the questions discussed by de Botton in a wide-ranging discussion of the modern workplace and the modern worker.
Meat and dairy production & consumption
|This research paper from the Food Climate Research Network (FCRN) explores the livestock industry's contribution to the UKs greenhouse gas emissions, and examines scenarios of less greenhouse gas intensive systems of production and consumption.|
Sustainable management of wild deer populations in England : an action plan
|Published in December 2004 by DEFRA, the Forestry Commission, English Nature, and The Countryside Agency, this report sets out the action plan for the next 3 years, in order to encourage and support the sustainable management of wild deer in England. The plan includes impro|
Mr. Ford's A & P "Hair" Lesson
College and High School A & P teacher "Mr. Ford" describes the composition and source of hair, including a look at hair follicles and their parts. Video has multimedia opening, then simple but colorful lecture.
My Experience in Documentary - Alex Holmes - Writer, Producer and Director
Alex has been responsible as producer/director/writer for three major pieces of recent UK television history: In 1999 he was the series editor of the groundbreaking series Macintyre Undercover; In 2004, Dunkirk told the human stories of the Dunkirk landing in factual drama form; and his latest offering is House of Saddam which was based on 2 years of research.
In this Conversation, Alex comes to Coventry fresh from Los Angeles and London to talk about the latest drama.
Understanding a Chronic Killer: Kidney Disease, Part 2
Twenty million Americans have chronic kidney disease. That's one in nine adults. Another 20 million are at risk. Are you one of those at high risk? Find out what causes kidney disease and how we can prevent it and treat it.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
understand the key aspects of William Wilberforce’s political career and writings, and have an appreciation of their historical and religious significance
demonstrate an awareness of the relationship of Evangelicalism to cultural transitions between the Enlightenment and Romanticism
understand the contribution of religion to cultural, social and political change in Britain in the years after the F
STS.003 The Rise of Modern Science (MIT)
This course studies the development of modern science from the seventeenth century to the present, focusing on Europe and the United States. Key questions include: What is science, and how is it done? How are discoveries made and accepted? What is the nature of scientific progress? What is the impact of science on society? What is the impact of society on science? Topics will be drawn from the histories of physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, and medicine.AcknowledgementThis class is based o
You may have heard people make comments about their metabolism, for example ‘I am fat because I have a slow metabolism’. Your metabolism refers to all the things that are going on in your body to keep you alive. Different people have different metabolic rates. Some people have low metabolic rates and some have high metabolic rates. Metabolic rate may play a part in someone's weight but it is not usually the whole cause of being fat or thin. Glucose metabolism refers to the way in w
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