Abernathy Furniture
The Abernathy brothers started small, at times relying on coffin sales, but quickly built a furniture empire on the Plains. This segment considers several pieces of furniture made by Abernathy Brothers of Leavenworth.
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The Subprime Crisis
Bubbles in the stock market and the housing market are the cause of a financial crisis that is wreaking havoc around the world. The bubbles in turn are caused, at their core, by popular misunderstandings. This contradicts the 'rational expectations' view of the economy that has guided much economic theorizing. In dealing with this crisis in the short run, some kind of bailout of injured parties is necessary to prevent damage to the social fabric. In the long run, we can help mitigate such crises
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IDS350 Session 4 Spring 2011
IDS350 Gardens of California Session 4 02/13/2011 Guest: Frank McDonough, LA County Arboretum
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Leadership and Global Justice Closing Remarks and Discussion
Jepson professors Douglas A. Hicks and Thad Williamson make the closing remarks and lead the final discussion group at The Jepson School of Leadership Studies' Jepson Colloquium 2011. January 29, 2011
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Libya: Past, Present, And Future.
Saif al-Islam Alqadhafi is currently Chairman of the Gaddafi International Foundation for Charity and Development based in Tripoli, Libya. He received his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics in 2009. The topic of his thesis was The Role of Civil Society in the Democratization of Global Governance Institutions: From ‘Soft Power’ to Collective Decision-Making? He received a Masters Degree in Business from Vienna’s IMADEC University in 2000. He graduated with BSc in Engineering from T
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1964 Johnson Campaign Ad
The most famous of all presidential campaign ads, Lyndon Johnson’s “Peace Little Girl (Daisy)” is based on the simple but stunning juxtaposition of a little girl picking petals off a flower with a countdown to a nuclear explosion. This was also the first time that a child was used in a campaign ad. (1:00)
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2000 George W. Bush Commercial
Bush’s commercials were filled with facts and figures onscreen, using statistics, graphs, and charts to demonstrate fiscal responsibility. (0:30)
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SOC315 Session 6 Spring 2011
SOC315 Sociology of Work Session 6 02/13/2011 Sharon Squires Guest: Paul Dottin: An American in China
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"Linked data at the National Széchényi Library - road to the publication", Ádám Horváth
ABSTRACT The presentation will focus on how we published our linked data and the tasks to be carried out to be able to publish the data. The presentation will begin with a short introduction of the library, the staff and the software and hardware infrastructure from the point of view of our topic. In the second part of the presentation I will explain what we have published and how it was published. The third part will be about the processes of the actual publication, and the tools used for the
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Croix Rouge - Nancy 2011 : Introduction : Les dimensions de la précarité, un état des lieux 

En France, deux millions d’enfants vivent en situation de pauvreté ou de précarité avec les conséquences suivantes : malnutrition, obésité, déficits cognitifs, troubles du comportement, échec scolaire, détresse psycho-sociale, conduites addictives, risques de délinquance. Il est nécessaire de développer des actions communautaires bien traitantes et durables alliant le champ sanitaire et le domaine social, incluant des bénévoles formés aux côtés des professionnels.
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Global Warming and the Political Economy of Cities
Global warming will fundamentally alter the political economy of cities. A large number of cities will be in the front line of the most massive onslaughts of these changes. What do engineers and architects already know about how we can adjust our built environments? And how can ecological economists help to take us beyond the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change? Saskia Sassen is Centennial Professor at LSE and Professor, Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. Her latest
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How did HIV-AIDS affect rural communities in Africa? The answer to the question
The HIV-AIDS epidemic in Africa is almost 30 years old yet a number of the worst-case scenarios on the impact of AIDS in Africa have not come to pass. What did happen? The speakers give their answers using data from recent research in Tanzania and Uganda. Stefan Dercon is a quantitative economist, University of Oxford. Janet Seeley is an anthropologist at the School of International Development, University of East Anglia.
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Bulls or Bears in the China Shop? Global Crises, Global Linkages and Asian Manufacturing
This annual Sir Patrick Gillam Lecture examines the impact of the global economic downturn on East Asia and the prospects for East Asian manufacturing in its aftermath. Andrew Bernard is Jack Byrne Professor of International Economics and director of the Center for International Business at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, USA.
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Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why it Matters for Global Capitalism
The global financial crisis has made it painfully clear that powerful psychological forces are imperiling the wealth of nations today. From blind faith in ever-rising housing prices to plummeting confidence in capital markets, "animal spirits" are driving financial events worldwide. Robert Shiller will put forward a bold new vision that will transform economics and restore prosperity.
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Religion and the Market: are they in conflict?
The global revival of religion has been predominantly fuelled by the creation of a religious free market defined by entrepreneurship, choice and personal revelation. So can religion and the market sit together and what can economics teach us about religion? John Gray is emeritus professor of European thought at LSE and author of Gray's Anatomy. John Micklethwait is editor of The Economist and co-author of God is Back.
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Are Europeans Heading Toward the Same Economy?
Can Europe's variety of economic systems be explained by differences in culture and values? And can such differences survive the homogenising impact of globalisation? Yann Algan is professor of economics at Sciences Po, Paris.
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Comparing with Good, Better, and Best
This computer-animated video features circus performers making comparisons using the words good, better, and best. ( :40)
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Lab 7: System Response, Analog and Digital Filters
Nasser Kehtarnavaz, Philipos Loizou, Mohammad Rahman


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An Interactive Approach to Signals and Systems Laboratory
Nasser Kehtarnavaz, Philipos Loizou, Mohammad Rahman


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