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Patterns of Failure: Why Campaign Finance Laws and Regulations Undermine Disclosure and Transparency
Session on Studies in History and Policy. Recorded 9 March 2012 at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. [15:13]

ESP Opening: Learning Day 2012
To kick off the first Educational Support Professionals' Learning Day, Provost Gilda Gely honors Candy Norder and Former President Anne Mulder talks about resilience.
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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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The extraordinary life of John Herschel - Brian Warner
The 2006 Herschel lecture by Professor Brian Warner, University of Cape Town, explores the life of John Herschel, described as the 'first modern scientist', and the son of Bath's famous astronomer William Herschel.
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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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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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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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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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2.2.8 Campaigns for change

Here we consider where some of the pressure for change was coming from in the earlier part of the twentieth century. Throughout the period of institutional domination there were, as we've seen from the early 1800s, voices which called out for change. Some contrasted the treatment of the sick and disabled poor with their richer counterparts in the private asylums. Others protested at the general inhumanity of regimented, mass care. Patients and their relatives had mixed experiences to draw on,
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SMU's Jodi Cooley discusses the XIA Alpha Particle Counter and SuperCDMS
The XIA Alpha Particle Counter sounds like it belongs in a science fiction movie. In reality it's housed in a clean room operated by SMU's Department of Physics, where SMU physicist Jodi Cooley and her students rely on it as part of their search for dark matter. Cooley is a member of the global scientific consortium called SuperCryogenic Dark Matter Search (SuperCDMS). SuperCDMS is searching for elusive dark matter — the "glue" that represents 90 percent of the matter in our universe but whic
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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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Banking and the Business Cycle

This rare study by C.A. Phillips, together with T.F. McManus and R.W. Nelson, appeared in 1937 as an Austrian-style analysis of the stock market crash and the great depression that followed.

It explores the many theories tossed about at the time, and concludes that the theory "here developed may be called a 'central banking' explanation of the depression. The depth and duration of the depression are held to be the ineluctable consequences of the preceding boom. That boom could never have
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