De Vany on Steroids, Baseball, and Evolutionary Fitness
Arthur De Vany, of the University of California, Irvine, and creator of Evolutionary Fitness, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about performance-enhancing drugs in baseball and Evolutionary Fitness, De Vany's ideas about diet and fitness. In the first part of the conversation, De Vany argues that there is little physiological or statistical evidence that steroid use increases home run totals in baseball. The second part of the conversation turns to De Vany's theories of diet and exercise. D
Ravitch on Education
Diane Ravitch of NYU talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas in her new book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education. Ravitch argues that the two most popular education reform movements, accountability and choice, have had unintended consequences that have done great harm to the current generation of students. She argues that the accountability and testing provisions in legislation like No Child Left Behind and simil
Caplan on Hayek, Richter, and Socialism
Bryan Caplan of George Mason University and blogger at EconLog talks to EconTalk host Russ Roberts about two books: Eugene Richter's Pictures of the Socialistic Future and F. A. Hayek's The Road to Serfdom. Both books warn against the dangers of socialism. Pictures of a Socialistic Future, published in 1891 is a dystopian novel imagining what life would be like after a socialist revolution. The Road to Serfdom, published in 1944, explores the links between economic freedom and political freedom
Kennedy on the Great Depression and the New Deal
David Kennedy of Stanford University and the author of Freedom from Fear talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the Great Depression and its political and economic relevance. Kennedy talks about the economic policies of Hoover and Roosevelt, and how the historical narrative was shaped and evolved over the decades. The conversation concludes with Kennedy's thoughts on the nature and value of history.
Kling on Knowledge, Power, and Unchecked and Unbalanced
Arnold Kling of EconLog and author of Unchecked and Unbalanced, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the book and the relationship between knowledge and power. In a modern economy, specialization has increased and knowledge is increasingly dispersed. But political power has become more concentrated and fails to exploit the potential for decentralization. Kling discusses these trends and the potential for decentralization of power under different policies.
Capitalism: can it ever be moral?
Is it possible – or desirable – to reform capitalism so that it behaves better? A panel of speakers discuss the issues raised in Larry Elliot's new book Crisis and Recovery: ethics, economics and justice| (cowritten with Rowan Williams). Larry Elliott is the economics editor of The Guardian. Jon Cruddas is the Member of Parliament for Dagenham and Rainham. Professor Chandran Kukathas holds the chair of Political Theory in the Department of Government at LSE. He is the author of The Liberal A
The Economist as Philosopher: Adam Smith and John Maynard Keynes on human nature, social progress an
Robert Skidelsky and Nicholas Phillipson discuss how the philosophies of Keynes and Smith helped shape their influential economic ideas and examine how each has influenced social and political change.
Practical exercise designed to develop skills in planning for a photo shoot around a predetermined theme. Practical learning includes understanding the client brief, preparing for a photo shoot, checking equipment, understanding framing for different situations and lighting, lighting, shooting images outdoors, tips for controlling images, and some ideas for photo shoots.
Science In Focus: Energy
Interview with Dr. Sallie Baliunas about forms of energy including springs and magnets.,Dr. Sallie Baliunas explains the energy transfers that occur when she pushes down on a spring and then releases it. She explains that she adds potential energy to the spring when she pushes it down, energy that is bound up in the coils. When she releases the spring, the potential energy becomes energy of motion. Some potential energy is used to move air molecules, producing sound, and some is lost to heat
Love on the rocks?
How badly has the recession affected the relationship between political parties and business? Expert in the field - Professor Mick Moran - assesses the cracks in the relationship and how the crisis will affect it in the future. Professor Moran was at the University to open the inaugural seminar series for the Centre for British Politics.
How a Net is Formed - 3 Dimensional Shapes
Students learn that a net is the shape formed by "unfolding" a
3-dimensional figure, so a net shows all the faces that make up the
surface area of the figure. Students are then asked to determine what
type of 3-dimensional figure can be made from a given net (note that a cylinder has 2 circular bases, a pyramid has triangular faces, a cone
has 1 circular base, and a prism has rectangular faces). Students are
also asked to determine if a given net can be used to make
Derived copy of The Functions of the Skeletal System
By the end of this section, you will be able to:
War on climate change
In this podcast - Going to war for the environment? Dr Matthew Humphrey, Reader in Political Philosophy assesses a controversial theory by Australian academic Professor Robyn Eckersley. Professor Eckersley is among a group of experts who believe that military intervention may be reasonably used to protect natural resources.
Economic and Political Framework: unit handbook
Unit handbook for a Level 1 module on the Economic and Political Framework as taught by Dave Wilson London Metropolitan University.
Politics in 60 seconds. The Labour Party
Professor Steven Fielding defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on the labour party. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and community education Professor Steven Fielding, School of Politics and International Relations Professor Steven Fielding is Professor of Political History and Director of the Centre for British Politics: CBP at The University of Notti
Civil Rights History Project: Barbara Edna Vickers
Barbara Edna Vickers oral history interview for the Civil Rights History Project conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Saint Augustine, Florida, 2011-09-13.
100 jaar Groote Oorlog herdenken in de klas De brochure maakt leerkrachten wegwijs in de enorme hoeveelheid aan informatie, acties, evenementen en oproepen die ter gelegenheid van 100 jaar Groote Oorlog georganiseerd worden. Ze ondersteunt hen met inspirerende pra
De brochure maakt leerkrachten wegwijs in de enorme hoeveelheid aan informatie, acties, evenementen en oproepen die ter gelegenheid van 100 jaar Groote Oorlog georganiseerd worden. Ze ondersteunt hen met inspirerende pra
"U.S.-Cuban Academic Relations Part I: The Politics of U.S.-Cuban Exchanges" (video)
Wayne Smith, Center for International Policy and Louis Pérez, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
U.S. and Cuban scholars involved in academic, scientific, and cultural research face significant difficulties in maintaining open and thorough dialogue with each other due to restrictions governing travel between the two countries. Such
landscapes of capital
A companion to Landscapes of Capital by Goldman and Papson, this site is an archive of the TV ads referenced in the book. Ads are searchable by tags, transcriptions and analytical annotations. The authors envision this archival collection site as a place where scholars and students can: 1) exchange interpretations of the advertising texts and the cultural patterns they form; 2) help develop the analytic fields and categories to look for pattern and variation in the texts; 3) discuss methodologic
Cold War: Berlin Wall - part 4/5
1959 - 1962 The fate of Germany remains unresolved. West Germany has been admitted to NATO. Within East Germany, Berlin is divided between East and West by an open border. Thousands seize the chance to flee the communist system. To keep their people in, the East Germans, with Soviet backing, build The Wall.