Our Oligarchs Can Thank James Madison

A recent study from Princeton and Northwestern concluded that the United States is an “oligarchy” ruled by a small group of wealthy elites and interest groups.

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TechEd Countdown Show: The One About Evening Events | The Countdown Show

Only 6 Weeks left until TechEd North America in Houston May 12-15th! This week Rick and Joey go to the forums and answer your questions about Parties... When are they and how do you get invited.

Of course you all should be aware of the attendee party that is Thursday night at Minute Maid Park (catch that show here). But did you
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TangiCAD: Tangible Interface for Manipulating Architectural 3D Models
This paper presents an interface for interacting with tangible objects to produce and edit architectural 3D models, called TangiCAD. TangiCAD is a tangible/virtual construction kit which allows architects to manipulate virtual models using easy hand control of tangible cubes, as an alternative interface for 3D modeling. It consists of a set of tangible cubes representing architectural elements, such as walls, columns, slabs,?etc., in addition to some editing operations. With more developed versi
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Spyros Koliavasilis & Karpouzi Trio: Music from Greece & Asia Minor
The Karpouzi Trio plays music on traditional instruments from the Greek mainland and islands. The band loves to play for dance parties and community celebrations, and always, even in concerts, invites the audience out of their seats and onto the dance floor. Karpouzi members are Spyros Koliavasilis (vocals, oud, and the Cappadocian lyra or kemane), Margaret Loomis (santouri), and Len Newman (laouto). For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature
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Matthew Symonds joins host Josie Delap to explain how the relationship between Donald Trump and the intelligence community fell apart and ask whether it can be rebuilt. Also: Modi's teflon streak and fishy economics in Japan
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The jigsaw of teaching
As a systems engineering teacher, Chris Browne's classes are centred around the innovative jigsaw classroom approach. This approach places students at the centre of their learning and provides them with a framework in which to develop, integrate and synthesise their knowledge. Chris' outstanding teaching was recognised with a 2014 ANU Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence. He has subsequently been nominated by ANU for a national 2014 Office for Learning and Teaching Award for Teachin
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Session 1: The Partnership Ecosystem and the Case for Partnership

Independent software vendors (ISVs) may choose to build partnerships to grow their business, but different partnership arrangements work for different organizations. When building your partnership strategy, it's important to evaluate the partner ecosystem and understand the opportunities available - then zero in on the right targets. Join Diana Kreklow and Gail Mercer-McKay to learn about the Microsoft partner ecosystem and how ISVs can think about a partnership strategy.

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This unit will facilitate your exploration of a viable way of life by identifying actions that individuals can take to reduce environmental impacts while sustaining community well-being. You will be required to develop a worked example of how to go about doing this based on your own experience. In particular, you will explore how identifying a balance between reducing environmental impacts and sustaining community well-being should be an ongoing Author(s): The Open University

Warren East GLS 2010 interview
Warren East, CEO, ARM, on what we can learn from emerging markets
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How to harness leaders in the middle ranks
Michael Jarrett, Adjunct Professor of Organisational Behaviour discusses how companies can harness the leadership of middle ranks to become successful; he says that in many ways those who are managers and add value today will be the leaders tomorrow
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Take a look at the Michigan State University student experience—from the inside out at http://msu.edu/insideout. Follow nine Spartan undergraduate students whose lives were documented throughout the fall 2013 semester. Meet Isaac Anguiano, a freshman from Tyler, Texas, studying finance at MSU.
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According to Wharton experts, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is a good start toward future financial stability, but they warn that significant concerns remain unaddressed, and stress that the details of implementation must be handled carefully to avoid creating new problems. "I don't think there's a full appreciation of the major transformation of the financial structure that is upon us," one faculty member says.Author(s): Knowledge@Wharton

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Vittorio Colao GLS 2010 interview
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1.7 Conclusion

Several concluding points are worth drawing attention to. First, it is clear that the general thrust of EU policy making, whether this be pushed by the Commission or the Council of Ministers, is one that embodies a neo-liberal, market-based liberalisation and de-regulatory agenda, though as with any programme of this kind, there are anomalies and reversals to this overall trajectory. Nevertheless, it is not one that has foregrounded the idea of a ‘social Europe’, even though this does fig
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News #175 - Exclusive Interview with Benny Lewis: Why Spanish Is Easier Than You Think
What if you could make learning Spanish easy, simply by changing your approach? Benny Lewis, founder of the world’s most popular language blog, Fluent in 3 Months, has launched an e-Book that makes Spanish easy to learn. We love Benny’s approach to language learning, so we dropped him a line. Click here to [...]
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