The competitive advantage and catching-up of nations
At a time when the global economic slowdown is encouraging countries and companies to introduce neo-protectionist policies - including possible moves by the new US President-elect to penalise American firms who relocate jobs outside the US - we should not ignore the efforts of smaller developing countries to catch-up, says Judge Business School's Dr Christos Pitelis.
Healthy capital market equals healthy nation
Dr Patrick Byrne, CEO of Overstock.com, explains the concept of 'naked shorting', and how he predicted as early as three years ago that the corruption of the regulator of the US capital market would lead to the systemic collapse we have now witnessed, why we need to watch the bank rescue plans and not the stimulus plans and his next predictions for the future.
American Culture & Leisure
American Culture & Leisure
Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House, Volume 24 - Addenda, 1605-1668.
Covers the years from the creation of Robert Cecil as Early of Salisbury to the death of his son, the second Earl. As in the previous volume, the majority of this volume of addenda is made up for petitions.
Harry S. Stout, Baptized in Blood: "Moral Reflections on the American Civil War" – April 19, 2007
Harry S. Stout, Jonathan Edwards Professor of American Religious History at Yale University revisits the moral issues of the American Civil War. Part of the on-going series, Princeton Lectures in Religion and History. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religion.
26 - Review for Final Exam
Course - Group - 26 - Review for Final Exam - Yale University > The American Novel Since 1945 - Audio > 26 - Review for Final Exam
21 - Philip Roth, The Human Stain (cont.)
Course - Group - 21 - Philip Roth, The Human Stain (cont.) - Yale University > The American Novel Since 1945 - Audio > 21 - Philip Roth, The Human Stain (cont.)
16 - Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping (cont.)
Course - Group - 16 - Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping (cont.) - Yale University > The American Novel Since 1945 - Audio > 16 - Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping (cont.)
11 - John Barth, Lost in the Funhouse
Course - Group - 11 - John Barth, Lost in the Funhouse - Yale University > The American Novel Since 1945 - Audio > 11 - John Barth, Lost in the Funhouse
Lost Worlds: The Vikings 2
The History Channel shows us the Lost World of the Vikings and the advances and technology of the Nordic culture.
24 - Retreat from Reconstruction: the Grant Era and Paths to "Southern Redemption"
This lecture opens with a discussion of the myriad moments at which historians have declared an "end" to Reconstruction, before shifting to the myth and reality of "Carpetbag rule" in the Reconstruction South. Popularized by Lost Cause apologists and biased historians, this myth suggests that the southern governments of the Reconstruction era were dominated by unscrupulous and criminal Yankees who relied on the ignorant black vote to rob and despoil the innocent South. The reality, of course, di
Verklaring van de Rechten van de Mens : Prezi in deze presentatie hebben we met verschillende (vrije) software een les opgebouwd. De leerlingen kunnen op deze manier op een actieve en interactieve wijze aan de slag met de leerstof. Het is niet de bedoeling om een volledige les te maken …
in deze presentatie hebben we met verschillende (vrije) software een les opgebouwd. De leerlingen kunnen op deze manier op een actieve en interactieve wijze aan de slag met de leerstof. Het is niet de bedoeling om een volledige les te maken …
"The Mighty and the Almighty"
Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State, interviewed about her book "The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God and World Affairs" by Susan B. Thistlethwaite, president of Chicago Theological Seminary. Co-sponsored by CTS. From the World Beyond the Headlines Series.
Historical skills : weights and measurements
Aims to identify and explain some common difficulties in deciphering units of weights, measurements, and money in historical documents. Explores English and Welsh measuring systems, predominantly those used from the late sixteenth and early 17th centuries onwards, and those in force after the Weights and Measures Act of 1824. The resource includes a glossary and bibliography. Illustrative images of items from our collections appear throughout.
21H.466 Imperial and Revolutionary Russia: Culture and Politics (MIT)
At the beginning of the eighteenth century Russia began to come into its own as a major European power. Members of the Russian intellectual classes increasingly compared themselves and their autocratic order to states and societies in the West. This comparison generated both a new sense of national consciousness and intense criticism of the existing order in Russia. In this course we will examine different perspectives on Russian history and literature in order to try to understand the Russian E
National Task Force on Undergraduate Physics
The National Task Force on Undergraduate Physics is a project sponsored by the American Association of Physics Teachers. It's purpose is to investigate the revitalization of undergraduate physics departments. This site provides information about the Task Force, as well as a report by the Strategic Programs for Innovations in Undergraduate Physics which used campus site visits to provide specific insight into what makes an undergraduate physics program thrive.
Columbia River Basalt Group, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho
This resource describes the Columbia River Basalt Group. The site features brief discussions of the stratigraphy and age of the group, as well as the group's vent system, volumes and eruption rates, and magma supply rates. This CRBG description is an excerpt from the ICG Field Trip T106: Cenozoic Volcanism in the Cascade Range and Columbia Plateau, Southern Washington and Northernmost Oregon: American Geophysical Union Field Trip Guidebook T106, p.21-24.
The Rights of Youth
Children and the law: Historian Cathy Hellier and Law Professor Jim Dwyer contrast 18th-century and 21st-century juvenile justice.
The Changing Workplace
The 20th century ushered in a change from handcrafting to machine tooling. Henry Ford introduced one of the first moving assembly lines as a way to turn out more cars more quickly, and the emerging auto industry popularized this mode. A photo of the Doble Steam Motors Corporation factory shows a line of workers and car chassis in production. This new technology, and the spread of industrialization, changed forever the way that work was completed. A wide variety of industries all across the count
Energy resources: Wind energy
Wind energy was the fastest growing power source at the starts of the 21st century, yet wind-driven mills and pumps, and nautical sails for transport, were, along with waterwheels, the first mechanical devices to power industrial production. The advantages of harnessing wind energy are obvious; it is free, clean and widely available. This unit explores the Wind as a potential source of useable energy. An OpenLearn Resource - Time: 3 hours & Level: Intermediate