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4.3.1 Ecological tax reforms

Communities such as Findhorn already behave as if natural resources need careful management: they work hard to reduce fossil fuel use. A central assumption of this way of thinking is that people need to root economies more locally (Figure 15). To see the same impulse spread through the mainstream economy would require that
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The Economist asks: Frank Trentmann on consumer cultures
Frank Trentmann discusses his history of consumerism "Empire of Things" with Anne McElvoy and Brooke Unger, our consumer expert, and reveals the guilty purchasing pleasures he can't resist
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17.951 Special Graduate Topic in Political Science: Public Opinion (MIT)
This course provides an introduction to the vast literature devoted to public opinion. In the next 12 weeks, we will survey the major theoretical approaches and empirical research in the field of political behavior (though we will only tangentially discuss political  participation and voting). For the most part we will focus on American public opinion, though some of the work we will read is comparative in nature.
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College Selection and Search Simplification
Attempts to sensitize high school juniors and seniors who are searching for a college or university to a few objective measures regarding their potential investment in postsecondary education.
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Women and children killed in Yemen airstrike
An airstrike in the village of Beit Rejal west of Sanaa, kills three women and three children mostly from one family, according to local reports. Deborah Lutterbeck reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and
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Debating Health Care Reform
Bill Moyers sits down with Trudy lieberman, director of the health and medical reporting program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and Marcia Angell, senior lecturer in social medicine at Harvard Medical School and former editor in chief of the New England Journal of Medicine. And, what happens when America's airwaves fill with hate? BIll MOYERS JOURNAl revisits a tough look at the hostile industry of "Shock Jock" media with a hard-hitting examination of its effects on our nation's pol
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Terrorism and global economies
Author, economist and political analyst Loretta Napoleoni has been tracing the intertwined roots of the world's monetary systems and the business of terrorism. The phenomenally fast pace of the global technological shift is leading to 'rogue economics' - grey areas where there is yet no regulation and where criminals and terrorists can win on the money markets.
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Bis2A 10.1 Structure of Bacteria and Archaea
Mitch Singer
By the end of this section, you will be able to: Describe the basic structure of a typical prokaryote Describe important differences in structure between Archaea and […]

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Sustainable Urban Systems to Transfer Achievable Implementation Network (SUSTAIN)
The main aim of SUSTAIN is to develop collaborative research proposals to investigate how to improve the development of sustainable cities. This will be achieved by convening a series of 4 workshops; water, energy, synergy and transport, each consisting of two meetings and each pair developing one (or more) collaborative proposals. In August 2005, Arup- one of the world’s most respected global design consultatncies - was contracted to design and masterplan the world’s first sustainable city
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6.3.2 Heat of vaporisation

Black read a paper on these experiments to the Glasgow Literary Society in April 1762, and then turned to the investigation of vaporisation. For reasons he himself found difficult to explain, Black was initially reluctant to accept that there was a similar heat of vaporisation. This was in spite of the fact that he (and presumably many cooks) had observed that it takes far longer to boil off water than it takes to raise water to boiling point. In October 1762, he devised a very simple experim
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21L.707 Arthurian Literature and Celtic Colonization (MIT)
The course examines the earliest emergence of stories about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table in the context of the first wave of British Imperialism and the expanded powers of the Catholic Church during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The morphology of Arthurian romance will be set off against original historical documents and chronicle sources for the English conquests in Brittany, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland to understand the ways in which these new attitudes towards Empir
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References

Canetti, E. (1962 edn) Crowds and Power, Harmondsworth, Penguin.
Foner, P.S. (1977) History of the Labor Movement in the United States, vol. 3, New York, International Publications.
Koebner, R. and Schmidt, H.D. (1964) Imperialism: The Story and Significance of a Political Word, 1840–1950, Cambridge University Press.
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1.7.2 Summary

  • The EU is an economic, juridical and, to a certain extent, a political reality but a single European public space has not emerged yet.

  • The establishment of European citizenship could play a crucial part in fostering a common European public space.

  • European citizenship could encourage Europeans to play a more active role in EU affairs and participate in governance processes.


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The Future of Web Archiving
The web is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2014, and although more organizations than ever are preserving web content, preservation of and access to archived content remains challenging on many fronts. This panel provided an opportunity to reflect not only where we are today, but the future of web archiving, featuring brief presentations by experts working in the field. Presenters included Stephen Abrams (California Digital Library), Martin Klein (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Jimmy Lin (
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Introduction to sport, fitness and management
This series of tracks looks at Health and Fitness centres and how they are run as well as providing an insight into the training of future elite athletes in Britain. Material is taken from The Open University course E112 Introduction to sport, fitness and management. The iTunes U team. The iTunes U Team at The Open University produce audio and v
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Lecture 31 - 11/17/2010
Lecture 31
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Health Reform and Innovation: The Policy Challenge (Darius Lakdawalla)
The USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics hosted a conference Oct. 22, 2010, titled, "Health Reform and the Economy: Are They Good for Each Other?" Conference panels examined critical reform issues related to reducing costs, improving quality, ensuring innovation and changing health care delivery. The assembly of renowned speakers from government, academia and industry presented different views -- some were concerned that health reform will not control costs, while others believed
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Armstrong, N., & Welsman, J. (1997) Young people and physical activity, Oxford, Oxford University Press.
Department for Education and Employment & Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (1999) The National Curriculum for Physical Education, London, QCA.
Department of Health (2004) Chief Medical Officer, At least five a week: Evidence on the impact of physical
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7.1 Introduction

We have taken a brief excursion through three different perspectives on decision making (the rational-economic, the psychological and the social) and we have considered how we think about risk from these different perspectives. How can you use these ideas to improve your own and others' decision making? The first way is to use them to develop greater insight into the pressures and influences that may be affecting how you process information, think, and decide. By becoming more aware of these
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