"The Gated City"
Ryan Avent, our economics correspondent, explains why families are fleeing America's richest cities in their droves
"Ethics, Fall 2009"
" This class analyzes the theoretical and historical reasons why governments in latecomer countries have intervened with a wide array of policies to foster industrial development at various turning points: the initiation of industrial activity; the diversification of the industrial base; the restructuring of major industrial institutions; and the entry into high-technology sectors."
Raj Shah on foreign aid
The administrator of USAID on partnering with big business, a recent deal with PepsiCo and focusing aid on the horn of Africa
Why we need a powerful Left Party
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What Can Creativity Do?
This professionally-made video shown at the Night of the Unboring (2005), a benefit for the Ontario College of Art and Design. Creativity can capture, can make you comfortable, make you uncomfortable, define a nation, define a generation, transform, make life easier, move you, stop you in your tracks... (02:53)
Interview With a Perfume Maker
A student interviews an international perfume expert in this video. She learns about the history of perfume, characteristics of perfumes, and about the perfume-making process. ( 4:09)
Banjo Band - Blaze Away by Holzman
This is a demo of the march, Blaze Away by Abraham Holzman, played by Raymond and His Banjo Band. We hope this inspires the MIT Band to perform it. It was often played as a tribute to President Theodore Roosevelt. AND lest we forget, decades ago, MIT had a number of Banjo Clubs and Banjo Bands. So this is a tribute to them as well.
The world economy
The shift in economic power from East to West is accelerating says John O'Sullivan in his special report
David McCullough: 2011 National Book Festival
Historian and author David McCullough appears at the 2011 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has called David McCullough the "citizen chronicler" for his meticulously researched and beautifully written historical books, such as the Pulitzer Prize winners "Truman" and "John Adams," the latter of which became an Emmy Award-winning miniseries on HBO. He is also a two-time winner of the National Book Award, for "The Path Between the Seas" and "Morni
POLS 151-01, United States Politics, Fall 2004
American government is, strictly speaking, an arrangement of institutions for enacting and enforcing laws. As with machines, if we study only the motions of these institutions, we will see but a small part of what they were doing and almost nothing of why they were doing it in this or that way. The arrangement of these mechanisms of government reflect an understanding of the purposes of government and of the characteristics of those who will be, directly and indirectly, running the government. A
Money talks: September 26th 2011
Rumours abound of a plan to save the euro, the price of gold suffers a sharp fall and further upheaval hits UBS
Luis Moreno on emerging economies
The president of the Inter-American Development Bank on the future of development and growth in Latin America
Bourne of War "War is the health of the State." The famous seven words appeared in an unfinished manuscript written by the progressive essayist Randolph Silliman Bourne (1886-1918) during World War I. In a collection of Bourne's essays entitled War
"War is the health of the State."
The famous seven words appeared in an unfinished manuscript written by the progressive essayist Randolph Silliman Bourne (1886-1918) during World War I. In a collection of Bourne's essays entitled War
Full Collection We travel the globe giving presentations about open sharing and providing resources for others to create their first OER or launch their own OER initiatives. Click the "Materials" tab above to see the full collection of Open.Michigan
We travel the globe giving presentations about open sharing and providing resources for others to create their first OER or launch their own OER initiatives. Click the "Materials" tab above to see the full collection of Open.Michigan
LA CHANSON DE L'ALPHABET, #25 (Alphabet Song in French)
This is the alphabet song sung in French. (The character in this brief, animated video sounds a little like Alvin the Chipmunk.) (00:37)
Chechen claims to be oldest woman
Oct. 4 - In Chechnya, Kesi Karuyeva recalls both the Soviet revolution and the Stalin terror, having survived both during what her passport says is a 116-year-long life. Kilmeny Duchardt reports.
The University of Memphis Basketball Media Day: Tarik Black
Tarik Black interview from Tiger Basketball Media Day.
Introduction to OER
This resource provides an introduction to OER for teaching staff at the University of Plymouth and could form part of a CPD module. It draws on the experience of OER developers at the University.
Al-Ni-Co quasicrystal bar CORE-Materials posted a photo: This photograph shows decagonal bar morphology of a Al-Ni-Co quasicrystal. The flux growth technique appears to be a powerful and versatile tool to pre
CORE-Materials posted a photo:
This photograph shows decagonal bar morphology of a Al-Ni-Co quasicrystal. The flux growth technique appears to be a powerful and versatile tool to pre
Politicians' tax reforms don't add up
Johnston's Tax Cut: Reuters columnist David Cay Johnston gives us his analysis of the latest tax plans being proposed to increase revenues.