The Current State of the Economy
Matthew Taibbi, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, and Gillian Tett, the U.S. managing editor of Financial Times, will talk about the causes and possible outcomes of the current financial crisis. Taibbi, a 1991 graduate of Bard College who finished his studies at Leningrad Polytechnical University, has worked as a freelance reporter in the Soviet Union and Uzbekistan. In 1997 he and writer Mark Ames founded a Moscow-based, English-language newspaper, the Exile, which reported on corruption
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The Current State of the Economy
Matthew Taibbi, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, and Gillian Tett, the U.S. managing editor of Financial Times, will talk about the causes and possible outcomes of the current financial crisis. Taibbi, a 1991 graduate of Bard College who finished his studies at Leningrad Polytechnical University, has worked as a freelance reporter in the Soviet Union and Uzbekistan. In 1997 he and writer Mark Ames founded a Moscow-based, English-language newspaper, the Exile, which reported on corruption
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Iron Tiger Throwdown
The Iron Tiger Throwdown, the Fristfest Culinary competition featuring ultimate chicken wings, was contested recently at the Frist Campus Center. Six teams of two representing the residential dining halls and the Frist Campus Center dining venues competed for two prestigious awards: the Iron Tiger Culinary Cup and the People's Choice Award. Judging the competition were a trio of Tom's; Tom Myers from Frist and University Scheduling, Tom Parker from Mail Services and Tom Quirk from Development Ev
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Ken Steiglitz, Princeton University: "Snipers, Shills and Sharks - eBay and Human Behavior"
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: eBay changed Ken Steiglitz's life by opening up the market for low-end ancient coins. That led him to a professional interest in internet auctions. In this talk he'll raise and try to answer questions like the following: Why is eBay so successful, all but monopolizing the online auction market? What are its theoretical roots? How well does auction theory predict eBayers' behavior? How does eBay take advantage of departures from theory? What are economists learning
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Ken Steiglitz, Princeton University: "Snipers, Shills and Sharks - eBay and Human Behavior"
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: eBay changed Ken Steiglitz's life by opening up the market for low-end ancient coins. That led him to a professional interest in internet auctions. In this talk he'll raise and try to answer questions like the following: Why is eBay so successful, all but monopolizing the online auction market? What are its theoretical roots? How well does auction theory predict eBayers' behavior? How does eBay take advantage of departures from theory? What are economists learning
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Ken Steiglitz, Princeton University: "Snipers, Shills and Sharks - eBay and Human Behavior" PDF
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: eBay changed Ken Steiglitz's life by opening up the market for low-end ancient coins. That led him to a professional interest in internet auctions. In this talk he'll raise and try to answer questions like the following: Why is eBay so successful, all but monopolizing the online auction market? What are its theoretical roots? How well does auction theory predict eBayers' behavior? How does eBay take advantage of departures from theory? What are economists learning
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14 - Backward induction: commitment, spies, and first-mover advantages
We first apply our big idea--backward induction--to analyze quantity competition between firms when play is sequential, the Stackelberg model. We do this twice: first using intuition and then using calculus. We learn that this game has a first-mover advantage, and that it comes commitment and from information in the game rather than the timing per se. We notice that in some games having more information can hurt you if other players know you will have that information and hence alter their behav
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Mobile Video Evidence - MOVE

The MOVE (Mobile Video Evidence) project has directly benefited 28 Learners. This project is supported by 4 teaching staff and is backed up by 3 technical staff. All learners have a combination of physical and learning disabilities and difficulties; many are diagnosed with cerebral palsy and other similar conditions. The project issued all 'Arts Award' vocational studies learners with a solid state video recorder for ev
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21L.002-3 Foundations of Western Culture II: Modernism (MIT)
This course comprises a broad survey of texts, literary and philosophical, which trace the development of the modern world from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century. Intrinsic to this development is the growth of individualism in a world no longer understood to be at the center of the universe. The texts chosen for study exemplify the emergence of a new humanism, at once troubled and dynamic in comparison to the old. The leading theme of this course is thus the question
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KTLA News: Leah McGowan, Outstanding Graduating Veteran
A report by KTLA on Lt. McGowan, who received CSUN's first ever Outstanding Graduating Veteran Award at the 2010 Honors Convocation.
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Benkler on Net Neutrality, Competition, and the Future of the Internet
Yochai Benkler of Harvard University talks to EconTalk host Russ Roberts about net neutrality, access to the internet, and innovation. Benkler argues in favor of net neutrality and government support of broadband access. He is skeptical of the virtues of new technology (such as the iPad) fearing that they will lead to less innovation. The conversation closes with a discussion of commons-based peer production--open source software and Wikipedia.
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Racism and the Police - Going Undercover - Mark Daly
Mark’s first media job was working for his local newspaper, The Clydebank Post, in 1999. He was named Scotland’s Young Journalist of the Year six months later and moved to The Scotsman. One year later he joined The Daily Record – the country’s biggest tabloid and spearheaded a number of award-winning undercover investigations. In 2002 he joined the BBC and embarked on a two-year undercover investigation into racism in the Greater Manchester Police Service. The resulting documentary cause
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Moving from Documentary to Fiction - David Pearson
David Pearson is an award winning documentary maker who has turned to fiction. He invented the Cheltenham Screenwriting festival. It is the only festival of its kind in Europe and a huge success – each july 600 flock to the Cotswolds to talk writing for feature films. In this Coventry Conversation David talks about his impressive career.
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Dr Alex Moulton - Bugatti Design Lecture
Apologies about the sound, but we simply had to show you this lecture given by Dr Alex Moulton. Dr. Moulton's professional life has been devoted to the research and development of innovative designs. He developed The Moulton Bicycle, introduced in 1962, and pioneered small-wheeled, full-suspension thinking which was acknowledged as the most radical change in bicycle design for over 60 years. Over 150,000 were made and they still hold world and national speed records, testimony to their fundame
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How to Stay in the Radio Business - Tom Reeves
Tom Reeves is currently the Producer of ‘Breakfast with Andy Goulding’ on Mercia FM. Tom began working at Red Dragon FM in 2002 and became Breakfast Producer in December 2004. He won the best Breakfast Show award at GCap Boot Camp Awards and In 2008 he left Red Dragon to launch a new breakfast show at Mercia, which has so far shown an increase in audience figures of 14,000 listeners. In this Coventry Conversation, you can hear Tom talking about how to stay in the radio business.
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From Here to There - Gideon Coe, Radio 6
Gideon, a former Coventry student, joined BBC GLR in 1994 as sportscaster on the Breakfast Show, he later took over joint-presentation duties. He won a Sony Award in 1995 and another in 1999 for the sports show. He now works at 6 Music for the BBC.
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Stormy Days Ahead - John Kettley
John worked at the meteorological office at Manchester Airport for two years from 1970 before studying Applied Physics at what is now Coventry University. From 1980 he worked at the Nottingham Weather Centre, presenting his first forecast for Radio Lincolnshire, then further forecasts for Midlands Today. In 1985 he became a national forecaster on the BBC.
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War & Human Nature: Crash Course World History 204
John Green discusses war! Specifically, John talks about whether humanity is naturally warlike, hard-wired to kill, or if perhaps war is a cultural construct. John will talk about the Hobbes versus Rousseau debate, the effects that war has on human social orders, and the effects that war has on individuals. (10:37)
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Faith and Politics in a Diverse Society - Baroness Amos
Baroness Valarie Amos’s political career began in 1981 where she worked in Equal Opportunities, Training and Management Services until 1989. She was a co-founder of Amos Fraser Bernard, and director (1995-1998) where she advised the South African Government on public service reform, human rights and employment equality. She was created a life peer in 1997 by Tony Blair. From 1998-2001 she was a government whip in the House of Lords. She was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Fo
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Face the Facts - John Waite
John Waite presents Radio 4’s award-winning investigative journalism programme Face The Facts, which has been a fixture in the Radio 4 schedules for 16 years and for which John has won 3 Sony Radio Awards as either Reporter or Broadcaster of the year. He also co-presents Radio 4’s daily consumer affairs programme You and Yours.
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