Nye on the Great Depression, Political Economy, and the Evolution of the State
John Nye of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the Great Depression, the evolution of the State, and attitudes people have toward free markets. Nye argues that support for modern capitalism is fragile because people have trouble trusting the market process which is based on anonymous exchange with strangers. So when a crisis comes, it leads to demands for a larger role for top-down decision making. Nye sees the Great Depression as part of a larger public disillus
Kling on Prosperity, Poverty, and Economics 2.0
Arnold Kling of EconLog and the author (with Nick Schulz) of From Poverty to Prosperity: Intangible Assets, Hidden Liabilities and the Lasting Triumph over Scarcity talks about the book with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Kling discusses how modern economists think about growth in both developed and undeveloped countries and contrasts those ideas with earlier views in economics. The focus of the modern understanding is on ideas and the ability of ideas to improve technology, leading to prosperity.
Sara Sue Hoklotubbe: 2014 National Book Festival
Sara Sue Hoklotubbe appear at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Speaker Biography: A Cherokee tribal citizen, Sara Sue Hoklotubbe is the author of the award-winning Sadie Walela mystery series. Her book "Deception on All Accounts" won the 2004 Writer of the Year Award from the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers. "The American Cafe" won the 2012 Willa Literary Award for Original Softcover Fiction by Women Writing the West and the New Mexico
The Quilt Index
This is a hub of information on American quilts and quilt-making. It now features images and documentation for hundreds of quilts from Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan, and Illinois. An online discussion is open to anyone interested in the documentation or study of quilts, quilters, and quilting history.
21L.422 Tragedy (MIT)
"Tragedy" is a name originally applied to a particular kind of dramatic art and subsequently to other literary forms; it has also been applied to particular events, often implying thereby a particular view of life. Throughout the history of Western literature it has sustained this double reference. Uniquely and insistently, the realm of the tragic encompasses both literature and life.Through careful, critical reading of literary texts, this subject will examine three aspects of the tra
Mock Law Interview
This video shows a mock interview for an undergraduate place to study law
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