How Keynes Almost Prevented the Keynesian Revolution
October 30, 1929. A brisk autumn’s day in Manhattan. The Savoy-Plaza Hotel’s thirty-three stories cast a long shadow over Central Park. At the base of the hotel a financier lies freshly fallen, motionless, while his last breath, wrenched from the lungs by force of impact, is now a red mist of gore in the air.Sirens and uniforms. The suicide spot quickly becomes crowded by spectators, who form a vision-impairing ring-fence of backs, much to the annoyance of elbow-throwers at the perip
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3.4.5 What can be agreed about ethics?

Even though every person has an idea about what acting ethically means, when faced with an ethically contentious problem, or when it is not clear what will bring about the best outcome, ‘good’ people will act in diverse, and often opposing, ways, while maintaining they are ‘doing the right thing’. While ordinary individuals also have ethical responsibilities to one another (for example, to tell the truth), the duties owed by professionals to their users go beyond everyday ethical resp
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Lesson 02 - One Minute Romanian
In lesson 2 of One Minute Romanian you will learn a few more useful words in Romanian which you'll use every day. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Romanian at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Romanian is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.Author(s): No creator set

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The Arrival of Immigrants

This video shows the arrival of immigrants in the U.S. A rare clip that dates back to 1903. The start of the video discusses Charlie Chaplin arriving in the United States with the Karno troupe on October 2, 1912.  According to Ellis Island Immigration Records he had $45 in his pocket Chaplin arrived with Stan Laurel with whom he shared a room in a boarding house.  Since cooking was impossible Chaplin would play the violin to
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EN-2. The diversity of life, the driving force of cultivated ecosystems. (Vidéo)

Etienne Hainzelin presents the main sorts of ecosystem services evidenced by the Millenium Impact Assessment (2005). He shows that, during the last decades, the development of an industrial agriculture especially took place by the replacement of a part of those ecosystem services by the use of fertilizers and pesticides.


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Understanding language and learning
Learning is understood broadly as any kind of activity, whether in a formal or informal context, that enhances an individual’s knowledge or skills in one way or another. The relationship between language and learning is approached in three ways: learning a language, learning about language and learning through language. This free course, Understanding language and learning, explains and illustrates the different relationships between language and learning, and these are illustrated through vid
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Washington Crossing the Delaware
Washington Crossing the Delaware

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2.4.5 Philosophy

This is yet another essentially literary source, so we can be brief. In fact, as in the case of history, its distinction from literature is anything but cut and dried. The only reason we mention it here separately is because we want to make it explicit that almost everything we have said for literature holds for philosophy too. Many varieties of philosophy aim to find absolute truths. In this respect, philosophy is less concerned with particular periods and places than is, for instance, histo
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Professor Peter Lambert inaugural lecture: The Priest, the Coup and the Party
In 2008 Fernando Lugo came to power in Paraguay promising a 'new dawn' based on social justice, democracy and greater empowerment of the country's poor but just four years later, with his reform programme in tatters. In his inaugural lecture, Professor Peter Lambert examines the failure of Lugo's reform programme through analysis of both immediate causes and wider factors related to domestic power relations and political culture. This in turn raises questions about the very nature of Paraguay'
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"The Weakness of the State in Latin America"
escalante posterLecture by Fernando Escalante, Tinker Visting Professor in History, University of Chicago and Professor, El Colegio de Mexico; from the Latin American Briefing Series of the Center for Latin American Studies (http://clas.uchicago.edu).



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The business of football
Welcome to this free course, The business of football, produced by The Open University working in partnership with The English Football League Trust. If you are fascinated by football and interested in discovering more about business and management, then this engaging and stimulating course, which provides the opportunity to share and comment on your learning with others, is for you. You can progress at your own pace over 3 to 5 weeks, and it will take a minimum of around 9 hours of your time ov
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Kurt Wüthrich explains in simple terms his Nobel Prize-awarded research
In simple terms Wüthrich's Nobel Prize-awarded research allowed protein molecules to be seen while they behave in their natural environment. Wüthrich was awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
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Using Predictive Models to Improve Healthcare
Machine learning applied to large medical datasets can lead to the development of better risk stratification models for adverse outcomes. Unfortunately, general-purpose analytics developed across unrelated domains hold limited value for the specialized needs of patients, payors, providers, pharmaceutical companies and device manufacturers. This talk will outline why health care data is different, and discuss some of the techniques we have developed to deal with the challenges posed by these diff
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King Henry VIII of England, based on the portrait of Henry by Hans Holbein the Younger. In the background is the gatehouse of his residence, Hampton Court Palace. Illustration by Ivan Lapper, 1990s.
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Refresher #24 - A Sore Head and a Spanish Apology
Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! You have been dragging all morning after stuffing yourself with a delicious Spanish breakfast. Though you enjoyed your Spanish meal, you’re looking forward to a light lunch so you can make up for your lack of productivity this morning. But when your Spanish friend invites you to her home for lunch, [...]
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6.3.1 Latent heat

The origins of Black's interest in the phenomenon of melting have been the subject of some debate. John Robison remarked, in his edition of Black's lectures, that Black had been struck by the simple fact that snow does not melt instantly on a sunny winter's day nor does a sharp night-time frost cause ponds to form thick layers of ice immediately (Robison, 1803, vol. 1, pp. xxxvi-xxxvii). It is now generally agreed, however, that Black's interest in heat arose from his study of the temperature
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8.4 Hinduism in eastern India: religion in Calcutta

The Hinduism of Bengal, as in other regions of India with their own languages and distinctive historical traditions, has absorbed and retained many local elements which make it peculiarly the Hinduism of Bengal. The city of Calcutta has exerted its own considerable influence upon the surrounding region. Calcutta, the capital of West Bengal, was founded in 1690 originally as a British trading post on the Hugli, a stretch of the Ganges (or Ganga), a river sacred to Hindus (see Author(s): The Open University

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5.4 A dimensional model of religion

Given the problems of devising a succinct definition of religion, some contemporary scholars have produced broader profiles of religion without claiming to identify one distinguishing characteristic. One example of this kind of approach is the seven-dimensional model of religion proposed by Ninian Smart, a specialist in the study of world religions. Smart argues that, if his model is adequate, ‘then we do not need to worry greatly about further definition of religion’ (Smart, 1989, p. 21)
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