Breakingviews: Chance of meaningful reform in China: 'slim'
Mar. 20 - Reform in China can mean almost anything. A lack of external accountability to creditors or voters means the chances for meaningful reform without a major crisis are slim say Breakingviews.
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Mechanical effects of strong measurement: back-action noise and cooling
By: icamvid Keith Shwab gives a talk at the ICAMET 07 conference about producing entangled states, and studies of thermal and electrical trasmport through nanostructures.
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Courrier du Vietnam
Le Courrier du Vietnam is the only French-language newspaper in Vietnam, founded in 1964 but having its language origins in the country's colonial French past. It is published by the Vietnam Information Agency. This is a quality daily paper, now with a website, which reports on politics, the economy, society and culture. As well as domestic news, there is news about other countries in the 'Francophonie' or French-speaking world. The Dossier section has more in-depth reports on areas such as
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Apartheid in South Africa
Apartheid is the political system of racial segregation. In South Africa, apartheid gave privileges white people and discriminated against people of color. Nelson Mandela gave South African people of color new found hope. In this Brain Pop video clip, learn more about Apartheid. (3:52)

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Brand Share in the Life Science Instrumentation Market
By: prothenberg From the perspective of scientific consumers who use, recommend and/or buy instruments, this study analyzes how brands are perceived throughout the industry. Attributes such as brand recognition, popularity, relevance and differentiation are measured, along with the degree of loyalty scientists have toward specific brands of instruments—and why. Purchasing criteria is established, likelihood of recommending a brand to colleagues is explored and brands are compared side-by-side
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Crazy Hair Day 2012
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The Chimera of Contracyclical Policies

[Human Action (1949)]

An essential element of the "unorthodox" doctrines, advanced both by all socialists and by all interventionists, is that the recurrence of depressions is a phenomenon inherent in the very operation, of the market economy. But while th
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Grupo Galpão 2/5 Documentary
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Representation and re-Presentation: Emerging Digital Conventions of Architectural Communication
This paper examines the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of digital architectural representation. Emerging digital tools, processes, and methods are sponsoring new conventions for the communication of architectural ideas and motives. New conventions yielded through digital media offer fresh and currently uncodified ways to communicate. These new conventions attempt to communicate the same ideas as the old, sometimes subverting the imperative for drawing as the representation does not ref
Author(s): Ambrose, Michael A.; Lisa Lacharit?

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Union Leaders vs. Republican Legislators: What’s at Stake in the Standoff
Over the past two weeks, public sector unions in Wisconsin and other states have staged protests against some legislators' attempts to restrict collective bargaining power -- in effect, taking away a union's right to negotiate over salary, seniority, pensions, health care and other work-related issues. The clash has set off debates about budget shortfalls, political posturing and most of all, the role that unions play in today's economy. Wharton professors Janice Bellace and Peter Cappelli offer
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Ralph Raico on Authentic Liberalism

[Foreword to Classical Liberalism and the Austrian School by Ralph Raico (2012)]

Classical Liberalism and the Austrian School

Ralph Raico in this brilliant book calls to our attention the dictum of Augustin Thierr
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Rasha Hifzi: Saudi Arabian Women Without the Vote
Women, Power and Politics Curator Masum Momaya speaks with activist Rasha Hifzi who tells the inside story of Saudi women seeking power and the vote.
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The Final Defeat of Hitler in April 1945
In this video clip, from Indigo Film, learn how the Nazi Furher had given up on his 1000 year Reich and had committed suicide knowing that the war was coming to an end in Germany’s defeat. (11:49)
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Book Launch: The Politics of Business in the Middle East After the Arab Spring [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Steffen Hertog, Professor Giacomo Luciani, Dr Marc Valeri, Dr Khalid AlMezaini | Although most Arab countries remain authoritarian, many have undergone a restructuring of state-society relations. Lower and middle class interest groups have lost ground, while big business has benefited in terms of its integration into policy-making and the opening-up of economic sectors that used to be state-dominated. Arab businesses have also started taking on aspects of public service provision
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Slowing Boat of China: Global Roundup with the Airport Economist
Airport Economist Tim Harcourt on the slowing Chinese economy and the shifts taking place as China moves from its reliance on export-led development and investment to consumption. From the Global Roundup series by the JW Neville Fellow in Economics at UNSW's Australian School of Business.
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BOTTICELLI: The Birth of Venus - ArtSleuth - S01 E03
Liberating the body and beauty of the female nude or surrendering to a new cliché? More on http://www.artsleuth.net
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Founding Father's Death Wish
Many legends state that all fifty-six signers all died mysterious deaths shortly after signing the Declaration of Independence. In this Naked Underground video, explore the urban legends surrounding the founding fathers of the United States. (01:19)
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Match My Clock
This is a song about matching the clocks to the correct hour and learning how to read a clock.  (02:51)
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Personality and values
Welcome to ‘Personality and Values’, one of several ‘Futures’ workbooks, which help you choose and prepare a career route after graduation. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio The aim of this workbook is to help you to clarify or identify your personality type and work values as a step toward choosing work
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