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15 Fascinating TED Talks for Econ Geeks

15 Fascinating TED Talks for Econ Geeks
If you dream of a career in accounting, economics or finance, there’s a pretty good chance you love learning more about the global economy, monetary decision-making and other fiscal topics. Through these talks, you’ll get to hear some of the world’s foremost experts on behavior, economics, and politics discuss a wide range of issues, from inequality to consumerism– often with an interesting and unique take on the subject matter that’s perfect for stimulating your inner (and not-so-inner) geek. Loretta Napoleoni: The intricate economics of terrorism: You might be surprised at the economic and political issues that go on behind terrorist organizations.

MONOPOLY Online | Pogo.com Here are some additional pointers designed to help with MONOPOLY online board game play: ROLLING DOUBLES! If both dice show the same number, you've rolled doubles. Your token will move to the sum of the two dice. GET RICH TIP! CHANCE & COMMUNITY CHEST CARDS. GET OUT OF JAIL FREE CARDS. BANKRUPTCY. LOW ON CASH? Soudan: alors que l’indépendance du Sud se rapproche, le Conseil de sécurité crée la Force de sécurité intérimaire des Nations Unies pour Abyei Conseil de sécurité 6567e séance – matin Le Conseil de sécurité a décidé, ce matin, en adoptant sa résolution 1990 (2011) de créer, pour une période de six mois, la Force de sécurité intérimaire des Nations Unies pour Abyei (UNISFA). Cette Force, chargée d’assurer la sécurité dans la zone, sera dotée d’un effectif maximum de 4 200 militaires, de 50 policiers et d’un personnel civil d’appui correspondant, et elle recevra l’assistance du Gouvernement éthiopien. Aux termes du projet de résolution adopté à l’unanimité de ses 15 membres, le Conseil de sécurité se félicite de l’Accord du 20 juin entre le Gouvernement soudanais et le Mouvement populaire de libération du Soudan sur les arrangements temporaires pour l’administration et la sécurité d’Abyei. Il charge l’UNISFA de contrôler et de vérifier le redéploiement de toutes les Forces armées soudanaises et de l’Armée populaire de libération du Soudan « ou de l’entité qui lui succédera », comme le prévoit l’Accord. Le Conseil de sécurité, 1. 2.

The Ring of Solomon Plot summary[edit] King Solomon of Israel, upon learning of Bartimaeus's murder of Ezekiel (the old magician who enslaved Bartimaeus) is insulted that a mere djinni is the perpetrator. To make Bartimaeus pay for his actions he commands Khaba, an Egyptian and another of the 17 to summon Bartimaeus into his service and punish him. He also proposes to the queen of Sheba and is refused. The scene shifts to the Sheban capital of Marib where Balkis, the aforementioned queen, receives a message from a marid supposedly in Solomon's service: either pay a ransom of 40 sacks of frankincense or be destroyed, and gives her two weeks to pay. Back in Jerusalem, after being summoned into Khaba's service, Bartimaeus is commissioned to perform multiple degrading jobs including grain counting, sewage treatment, and artichoke collecting. Several days later, out in the desert, Bartimaeus and Faquarl find and defeat the bandits and meets Asmira. Reception[edit] References[edit]

Books development economists and aid workers seldom read but should? – Chris Blattman A car trip with a colleague yesterday spurred the question. Here is my answer, with books that (a) changed the way I think about development, yet (b) friends and colleagues seem to seldom read. For the ADHD crowd weaned on soundbites and Twitter, I offer inadequate twitterish encapsulations of each book. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. and 7. 8. 9. 10. and 11. 12. 13. and 14. 15. 16. and 17. 18. I don’t always agree with the authors, but they do make you think.

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that. Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new. A few are important to know, some interpret and display data in a beautiful or creative way, and a few may even make you chuckle or shake your head. If you enjoy this collection of maps, the Sifter highly recommends the r/MapPorn sub reddit. You should also check out ChartsBin.com. 1. 2. 3. 4. Pangea was a supercontinent that existed during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras, forming about 300 million years ago. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 37. 38. 39. 40. *Bonus* World Map Tattoo with Countries Visited Coloured

Interactive The World of Seven Billion The map shows population density; the brightest points are the highest densities. Each country is colored according to its average annual gross national income per capita, using categories established by the World Bank (see key below). Some nations— like economic powerhouses China and India—have an especially wide range of incomes. But as the two most populous countries, both are lower middle class when income is averaged per capita. 25 Killer Websites that Make You Cleverer It’s easy to forget that we have access to a virtually limitless resource of information, i.e. the Internet. For a lot of us, this is even true at our fingertips, thanks to the ubiquity of smartphones and an ever-increasing push for online greatness by tech engineers all over the world. As a result, there are countless websites out there that are geared to make you smarter and more brilliant for either a low or no cost. Here are just 25 killer websites that may just make you more clever than ever before. 1. Duolingo This isn’t the first time I’ve recommended this language-teaching website (and app), and it certainly won’t be the last. 2. Have you ever wanted to pick up a subject you’re not well-versed in, but you didn’t have the money to invest in a college course? 3. Guitar is one of the few instruments out there that’s actually pretty easy to learn if you’re a little older, making it one of the most accessible instruments. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 19. 20. 21.

Famine Is a Crime - By Charles Kenny Deprived of food long enough, the bodies of starving people break down muscle tissue to keep vital organs functioning. Diarrhea and skin rashes are common, as are fungal and other infections. As the stomach wastes away, the perception of hunger is reduced and lethargy sets in. Movement becomes immensely painful. Thousands of Somalis have already suffered this tragic end, and it is likely to kill tens of thousands more in the coming months. For all its horror, starvation is also one of the simpler forms of mortality to prevent -- it just takes food. Historically, famines were sometimes the simple result of collapsed local food production, limited resources, and weak infrastructure to bring in food. Infrastructure is still a barrier to famine response in many parts of the world -- studies of modern famine suggest being near a main road significantly increases the chance of survival. So why do famines still happen at all? Consider China's Great Famine of 1959.

The truth about the global demand for food | Jayati Ghosh | Global development Ever since the global food crisis of 2007-08, a perception has persisted in many parts of the world that one of the main underlying reasons for the price spikes in major food items – especially food grain – is the increased demand from countries such as China and India. If anything, this perception has become even more widespread since prices started rising again, especially since early 2010. On the face of it, such a perception seems quite reasonable. After all, China and India both have huge populations, accounting for nearly 40% of the total world population between them. So it is only to be expected that the increased incomes in China and India would translate into more demand for food grain, and this could certainly affect the global supply demand balance in ways that would cause food prices to rise. It turns out that there has been barely any change, and if anything a slowdown, in the rate of grain consumption in these two large countries.

September 11 in Retrospect Ten years after 9/11, we can begin to gain some perspective on the impact of that day's terrorist attacks on U.S. foreign policy. There was, and there remains, a natural tendency to say that the attacks changed everything. But a decade on, such conclusions seem unjustified. Before 9/11, the Bush administration had focused its foreign policy attention on China and Russia; on determining whether a Middle East peace settlement was in the cards; on building a ballistic missile defense system; and on contemplating how to deal with "rogue" states such as Iran, Iraq, Libya, and North Korea. Top officials did not consider terrorism or radical Islamism a high priority. To continue reading, please log in. Don't have an account? Register Register now to get three articles each month. As a subscriber, you get unrestricted access to ForeignAffairs.com. Register for free to continue reading. Registered users get access to three free articles every month. Have an account?

Copycat pirate attacks on the rise in West Africa While the world is struggling to contain the epidemic of Somali pirate attacks in the Indian Ocean, a new “copycat” phenomenon is emerging on the other side of the continent, in West Africa, where piracy is expanding rapidly. The new piracy hotspot is the Gulf of Guinea, off the coasts of Nigeria and Benin. The latest case is the MT Halifax, a Malta-flagged oil tanker with about 25 crew members, which was seized this week by pirates off the coast of southern Nigeria, near the city of Port Harcourt in the oil-rich Niger Delta. In a separate attack, a Nigerian vessel with links to the oil industry was reportedly seized in the same region on Wednesday, although few details are known. Another vessel was captured by pirates off the coast of Nigeria last month, with a crew of 20 Eastern Europeans aboard. In neighbouring Benin, the trend is even more dramatic. The pirates in West Africa, unlike the Somali pirates, don’t normally demand ransom for the ship crews.

Failed state: Can DR Congo recover? 21 November 2011Last updated at 07:43 As the Democratic Republic of Congo prepares for just its second general elections in four decades on 28 November, Congolese affairs analyst Theodore Trefon considers whether this failed state, still recovering from a war which led to an estimated four million deaths, can ever be rebuilt. People in the Democratic Republic of Congo expect very little from the state, government or civil servants. In fact, ordinary Congolese often repeat expressions like "the state is dying but not yet dead" or "the state is ever present but completely useless". It seems they also expect little from the upcoming elections and there can be little argument that DR Congo is indeed a failed state. Ordinary citizens are poor, hungry and under-informed. The government is unable to provide decent education or health services. The country - two-thirds of the size of western Europe - is a battleground. Continue reading the main story Inside DR Congo Predators Unfair Congo bashing Surreal

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