Daily Archives: January 24, 2015

Brunch with Bernie – January 23, 2015

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Someone Needs To Make A “Das Kapital” Comic Book


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Published on Jan 24, 2015

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BBC – Michael Sandel: The Public Philosopher

Michael Sandel: The Public Philosopher

Political philosopher Professor Michael Sandel challenges an audience to apply some critical thinking to issues people usually rely on instinct to resolve. Recorded at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Professor Sandel debates issues such as education, social equality and healthcare.

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WHO: “Ebola Funding Runs Low”


CCTV Africa

Published on Jan 24, 2015

The World Health Organization says the number of people falling victim to the Ebola virus in West Africa has dropped to the lowest level in months. But dwindling funds and a looming rainy season threaten to hamper efforts to control the disease.

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The Rise of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in Western Africa, 1300-1589 (African Studies): Dr Toby Green

The region between the river Senegal and Sierra Leone saw the first trans-Atlantic slave trade in the sixteenth century. Drawing on many new sources, Toby Green challenges current quantitative approaches to the history of the slave trade. New data on slave origins can show how and why Western African societies responded to Atlantic pressures. Green argues that answering these questions requires a cultural framework and uses the idea of creolization – the formation of mixed cultural communities in the era of plantation societies – to argue that preceding social patterns in both Africa and Europe were crucial. Major impacts of the sixteenth-century slave trade included political fragmentation, changes in identity, and the reorganization of ritual and social patterns. The book shows which peoples were enslaved, why they were vulnerable, and the consequences in Africa and beyond.

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Looking Ahead to 2015 and Risks to the World Economy


The New York Times Conferences

Published on Dec 12, 2014

Hedge fund manager Paul Singer, founder and president of Elliott Management Corporation, on global financial and political issues and the risks they engender.

From the 2014 New York Times DealBook Conference

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Davos 2015 – Europes Twin Challenges Growth and Stability


World Economic Forum

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Published on Jan 22, 2015

http://www.weforum.org/

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