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Roberts on Smith, Ricardo, and Trade
Russ Roberts, host of EconTalk, does a monologue this week on the economics of trade and specialization. Economists have focused on David Ricardo's idea of comparative advantage as the source of specialization and wealth creation from trade. Drawing on Adam Smith and the work of James Buchanan, Yong Yoon, and Paul Romer, Roberts argues that we've neglected the role of the size of the market in creating incentives for specialization and wealth creation via trade. Simply put, the more people we tr
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Daniel Pink on Drive, Motivation, and Incentives
Daniel Pink, author of Drive, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about drive, motivation, compensation, and incentives. Pink discusses the implications of using monetary rewards as compensation in business and in education. Much of the conversation focuses on the research underlying the book, Drive, research from behavioral psychology that challenges traditional claims by economists on the power of monetary and other types of incentive. The last part of the conversation turns toward education
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What would Hayek do to sort out this mess? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Eamonn Butler | The Nobel economist F A Hayek was the arch-rival of Keynes in the 1930s and 1940s. Some today say that he has the better explanation of boom-bust cycles and how to end them. His prescription is the exact opposite of Keynes – no big infrastructure spending, no keeping things afloat with quantitative easing and cheap credit, but leaner government, lower taxes, less regulation and more freedom for businesses and individuals alike. In this lecture, Hayek biographer D
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MAS.962 Autism Theory and Technology (MIT)
This course will lay a foundation in autism theory and autism technology that significantly leverages and expands the Media Lab's ability to pioneer new technology. Students will not only develop new technologies, but also understand, help, and learn from people with autism, a fast-growing group that the CDC identified in the year 2005 as involving an estimated 1 in 150 school-age children ages 6-21. Students will gain an understanding of the basic challenges faced by people diagnosed with autis
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6.061 Introduction to Electric Power Systems (MIT)
This course is an introductory subject in the field of electric power systems and electrical to mechanical energy conversion. Electric power has become increasingly important as a way of transmitting and transforming energy in industrial, military and transportation uses. Examples of new uses for electric power include all manners of electric transportation systems (electric trains that run under catenary, diesel-electric railroad locomotion, 'maglev' medium and high speed tracked vehicles, elec
Author(s): Kirtley, James

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The Role of Football in Development - Africa Day - Oneyachi Wambo
Oneyachi Wambo runs Score4Africa, celebrating the power of football to transform lives for the better. The Score4Africa awards ceremony is to celebrate African footballers and was staged at the House of Lords in 2008. In this Coventry Conversation, Oneyachi talks specifically about the role of football in development.
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The reasons for attrition
This paper focuses on a) to reflect on an approach, decisions and subsequent knowledge with regard to non response and b) to discuss the "attrition survey", rather than discussing the actual results of an overall longitudinal study. This should be linked to the paper "student experiences of enterprise education"
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The reasons for attrition
This paper focuses on a) to reflect on an approach, decisions and subsequent knowledge with regard to non response and b) to discuss the "attrition survey", rather than discussing the actual results of an overall longitudinal study. This should be linked to the paper "student experiences of enterprise education"
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Packaging the pictures

Here's Example 2 again.

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4.42J Fundamentals of Energy in Buildings (MIT)
This subject provides a first course in thermo-sciences for students primarily interested in architecture and building technology. It introduces the fundamentals important to energy, ventilation, air conditioning and comfort in buildings. It includes a detailed treatment of different forms of energy, energy conservation, properties of gases and liquids, air-water vapor mixtures and performance limits for air conditioning and power producing systems. Heat transfer principles are introduced with a
Author(s): Glicksman, Leon

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News and Views: Advertising
Advertising. This is topic 5 extracted from the News and Views resource. The aim of this topic is to increase your understanding of the inter-dependency of mainstream media and advertising. This topic will introduce the techniques that are employed to get consumers of main stream media to purchase their goods and services.
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2.3 Public and private law

Public law involves the state or government in some way. There are three main types of law that fall into this category.

  1. Constitutional law: this controls how the Author(s): The Open University

Ethics and Midwifery Research
A power point presentation providing a lecture and activities that will look at the orgins of modern ethical thinking. It describes the system of ethical governance in the UK and looks to introduce the main ethical research issues and explore some of the dilemmas that researchers face.
Author(s): Catherine Angell (Bournemouth University)

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Austenitic stainless steel
Shows the grain structure of an austenitic stainless steel NF709, observed using light microscopy on a specimen polished and etched electrolytically using 10% oxalic acid solution in water. Many of the grains contain annealing twins. NF709 is a creep-resistant austenitic stainless steel used in the construction of highly sophisticated power generation units. Source: http://www.msm.cam.ac.uk/phase-trans/abstracts/annealing.twin.html.
Author(s): Prof H K D H Bhadeshia, Department of Materials Sc

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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
Author(s): Wood, Elizabeth A.

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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
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Town and Country in Roman Britain
This course aims to look at the archaeology of various types of urban centres in the province of Britannia Roman Britain and the settlements in the rural areas around them. In particular we will examine the inter-dependence and possible relationships of towns and countryside. We cannot ignore the fact that Britain was only one small province of an Empire which stretched from Asia Minor to Scotland and the Sahara Desert to the rivers Rhine and Danube. We may therefore occasionally have to conside
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Nuclear Energy: Radiation Exposure
This lesson provides an overview of the sources and potential effects of radiation exposure. Topics include the history of the United States' domestic nuclear power program, the concept of ionizing radiation, and how radiation dosage is measured.
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Using MATLAB for engineers
Introductory course on learning and using MATLAB aimed at 1st year engineering undergraduate. These were developed at the University of Sheffield and authored by J A Rossiter from The Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering. The files include a slightly animated power point slide (runs via web) which includes audio. Hence a little like a lecture. The source m-files mentioned are also supplied in the zip files mentioned. These m-files cover a group of topics. Read the instruction
Author(s): J A Rossiter for The Unviersity of Sheffield

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Ethnicity and "race"
This module will explore the concepts of ‘race’, racism, ethnicity (religion and language), identity and nationalism in an historical and comparative manner. It will be concentrating on issues of power and domination, for example it will consider the legacy that imperial rule has left on social structures.
Author(s): Dr Pam Lowe, Aston University

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