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.
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
TED415 Session 6 Spring 2011
TED415 Multicultural Education Session Six 02/27/11 Jeff Miller
Finding the Hypotenuse
The hypotenuse of a right triangle is the side that is opposite of its right angle. Sometimes we have problems that ask us to find the missing hypotenuse of a right triangle. This video describes how to use the Pythagorean theorem to find the hypotenuse, but only when the length measure of the two legs is known. (1:16)
"The Tables Turned" by William Wordsworth (poetry reading)
By "grow double" he means become stooped with a bent back. A throstle is a song thrush. "Those Barren Leaves" was used as the title of a book by Aldous Huxley. "Scholar at the Table" was painted by Emile Charles Wauters (1846-1933) "Woodland Scene" was by Narcisse Diaz de la Pena (1807 - 1876 ) The yellow field is next to my garden in Dorset, England. The last picture is of Wordsworth's cottage. UP! up! my Friend, and quit your books; Or surely you'll grow double: Up! up! my Friend,
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 »
Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science: Session 1. What Is Life?
What distinguishes living things from dead and nonliving things? No single characteristic is enough to define what is meant by life. In this session, five characteristics are introduced as unifying themes in the living world.,This segment shows the common elements in living things.
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).
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
Science Studio vol 028 - Topic: The future of oceans: BOFFF or bust? - Guest: Jane Lubchenco
Course - Group - Science Studio vol 028 - Topic: The future of oceans: BOFFF or bust? - Guest: Jane Lubchenco - Arizona State University > Science Studio > Science Studio vol 028 - Topic: The future of oceans: BOFFF or bust? - Guest: Jane Lubchenco
2.2 Thomas Hobbes: The Monster of Malmesbury
Part 2.2. A brief introduction to Thomas Hobbes, 'The Monster of Malmsbury', his views on a mechanistic universe, his strong ideas on determinism and his pessimistic view of human nature: 'The life of man is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short'.
Science Studio vol 005 - Topic: Ant Intelligence - Guest: Stephen Pratt
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Science Studio vol 004 - Topic: Reproduction & Art - Guest: Doug Chandler
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Science Studio vol 003 - Topic: Taxonomy & Fish - Guest: Tony Gill
Course - Group - Science Studio vol 003 - Topic: Taxonomy & Fish - Guest: Tony Gill - Arizona State University > Science Studio > Science Studio vol 003 - Topic: Taxonomy & Fish - Guest: Tony Gill