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2.2 The origins of a rights discourse

In some form, the ideas of ‘rights’ and ‘justice’ could probably be found in all societies and cultures. They are moral concepts because they are concerned with moral ideals; with how things should be rather than describing how things are. However, the notion of rights now has a prominence in political debate in a way it has not had in other times and places. In the political thought of the ancient world, for example, a key question was how individuals could best contrib
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11.7 Characteristics of inventors

In their classic book The Sources of Invention (1969) John Jewkes, David Sawers and Richard Stillerman observe the following about inventors, whether working outside or inside an organisation.

  • Inventors tend to be absorbed with their own ideas and to feel strongly about their importance and potential.

  • Inventors can be impatient with those who don't share their optimism.

  • Inventors are often isolated because they are
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Crazy Hair Day 2012
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Platypus Swimming in Winter Habitat
This short video gives excellent real life footage of a Platypus swimming in its winter habitat. Students will enjoy the sights and sounds of this amazing animal as it swims through icy water. The distinctive features that make the platypus so instantly recognizable are its duck-like bill, dense, waterproof fur, webbed feet, and broad, flattened tail. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (0:43)
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La vida y muerte de las estrellas (History Channel) - Parte 1
Las estrellas no son inmutables. Pasan por diferentes etapas dependiendo de su masa. Al final de su vida, cuando la masa fusionable se ha consumido, una estrella normal se puede convertir en un objeto cósmico exótico como un agujero negro, una estrella de neutrones, una supernova, una gigante roja, o una enana blanca. (22:00)
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Cómo dibujar Buzz Lightyear - en español
Este video enseña a dibujar al astronauta más animado de los últimos tiempos. Los pasos del dibujo son: el boceto del guerrero espacial, los brazos, la escafandra que le protege la cabeza, la cara, el cuerpo y las piernas. (2:30)
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Moctezuma II (Parte 5/5) - Documental en español
Este espléndido documental conducirá al antiquísimo corazón de México en busca de la civilización perdida de los aztecas y de su último gran regente: Moctezuma II (1466-1520). (4:09)

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12. Are We a Self-Hating Commercial Society?
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Understanding Algebra
The complete contents of this algebra textbook are available here online. This text is suitable for high-school Algebra I, preparing for the GED, a refresher for college students who need help preparing for college-level mathematics, or for anyone who wants to learn introductory algebra. I am especially pleased to help homeschoolers. Includes a graphing applet, a prime factorization machine, and a prime number list. Brennan uses inserts to answer common questions as the lesson goes on, helping t
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The World Beyond Christian Europe in the Romance Epics of Boiardo and Ariosto
Session on Literature and Liberty. Recorded 10 March 2012 at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. [15:09]

Prankster Cam: - ite- & -ight
How does Annie hypnotize vowels? Why is Francine so mad at the letter "y"? Watch the pranksters take on decoding rules in these stand-up phonics routines. The goals for this segment are word families -ight- and -ite-. (1min)
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"Liberty Rhetoric" and Nineteenth-Century American Women
This site is an archive of primary sources (including songs, letters, poems, images, and speeches) and questions to ponder that help students examine and understand the rhetorical framework women used in the early nineteenth-century to argue for equal citizenship and to justify their civic engagement. The author shows how different groups used "liberty rhetoric" to assert their interests by focusing on the Lowell Mill Girls and the 1848 Declaration of Sentiments.
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Why the oil price is falling


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Rights not set

Paper promises
History shows that when debtors default and crisis occur, international monetary systems are remade. A new world order will emerge from the current financial crisis, explains Philip Coggan, Buttonwood columnist and Capital Markets Editor at The Economist, and it will be governed by the creditor nation of the future, China.
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20th Annual Mid-America Guitar Ensemble Festival
Valparaiso hosted the 20th annual Mid-America Guitar Ensemble Festival March 23-25, 2012. The Festival consisted of over 230 students from over 20 different colleges and universities.
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Revisiting The Moon
Evidence suggests there may be deposits of ice within craters at the
poles of the moon. If this proves to be the case, Planetary Scientist
Dr. Paul Spudis says it could possibly be “the most valuable piece of
real estate in the solar system.” This video explains why this mission may be important and the problems that need to be overcome.

Running time 6:16 minutes.

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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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Showing Solidarity with Japan: Global Roundup with the Airport Economist
In the wake of the tsunami, two significant women highlighted how economies worldwide can support the country as it rebuilds after the disaster. From the Global Roundup series by Airport Economist Tim Harcourt, JW Neville professor at UNSW's Australian School of Business.
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Toyota's Global Mindset Blunder in China
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