‘Selling Us Short: The Limits of Markets (and Governments)’, with Joe Stiglitz and Jim Chanos » New Deal 2.0 Today, we live streamed an important conversation with Nobel prize winning economist Joe Stiglitz and legendary market guru Jim Chanos, president of the world's largest short-selling hedge fund. The topic, "Selling Us Short: The Limits of Markets (and Governments)." The conversation explored the end of so-called free market fundamentalism - the failings of the ideology, the system it propagated, and those who promoted it.
The Corporation Welcome to YouTube! The location filter shows you popular videos from the selected country or region on lists like Most Viewed and in search results.To change your location filter, please use the links in the footer at the bottom of the page. Click "OK" to accept this setting, or click "Cancel" to set your location filter to "Worldwide". The location filter shows you popular videos from the selected country or region on lists like Most Viewed and in search results. To change your country filter, please use the links in the footer at the bottom of the page. Icelandic Anger Brings Debt Forgiveness in Best Recovery Story Icelanders who pelted parliament with rocks in 2009 demanding their leaders and bankers answer for the country’s economic and financial collapse are reaping the benefits of their anger. Since the end of 2008, the island’s banks have forgiven loans equivalent to 13 percent of gross domestic product, easing the debt burdens of more than a quarter of the population, according to a report published this month by the Icelandic Financial Services Association. “You could safely say that Iceland holds the world record in household debt relief,” said Lars Christensen, chief emerging markets economist at Danske Bank A/S in Copenhagen. “Iceland followed the textbook example of what is required in a crisis.
A College Guide to Eating Healthy This is a guest post from Thomas Frank. Have you said any of these things recently? “I’ve got eight tests this week, so I’ve decided to only sleep every other night.”“We can totally get all of our meals free if we just join every club.”“It’s 3:00 a.m. – let’s take the mattresses off of our beds and mattress joust out in the hallway.”“YOLO” 10 Places to Get a Free Business Education Online Getting a business education doesn't have to be expensive. An increasing number of colleges, universities and even nonprofit organizations offer free business courses online. Find out how you can sign up for these courses and what you can get from them. Online Business Courses for Credit Online business courses are plentiful online and don't require students to register or pay tuition, but these courses don't lead to college credit.
Is Banking Bad? The corollary question, with Mitt Romney’s business career under attack even by staunch Republicans, is this: Is it unethical to make millions in private equity? My answer to both questions: no. I’ve been sympathetic to the Occupy Wall Street movement, but, look, finance is not evil. Banking has contributed immensely to modern civilization.
Europe According to Stereotype A London-based graphic designer has created a series of maps depicting Europe according to the national stereotypes in the minds of various peoples. Yanko Tsvetkov, a Bulgarian living in Great Britain, created the first one in 2009 in the midst of the energy dispute between Russia and the Ukraine. Russia was labelled “Paranoid Oil Empire”, the Ukraine “Gas Stealers”, and the E.U. as “Union of Subsidized Farmers”.
97% Owned: New Documentary Introductory videos The basics you need to know: Why is there so much debt? Why are house prices so high? How is money created? How can we fix money and banking? The launch of our whole school Real Beauty E-Magazine Project The launch of our whole school Real Beauty E-Magazine Project This is a video to launch a form time activity that is scheduled to take place next term. It borrows from Dove’s real beauty campaign and adds some personal touches particular to our school. Pupils are split into age groups and given a choice of topic they wish to focus on e.g. women in the music industry or self-harm. (dependent on the age group). They are given a week to provide content, images etc. and to select a title for the e-magazine.
12 great free online courses Much ado has been made in recent years over the quickly rising cost of healthcare in the United States. But the cost of college tuition and fees has skyrocketed at nearly twice that rate. Going to college today will cost a student 559% more than it did in 1985, on average. In an exciting talk given at TEDGlobal 2012, Stanford professor Daphne Koller explains why she was inspired — alongside fellow professor Andrew Ng — to create Coursera, which brings great classes from top universities online for free. Coursera classes have specific start dates, require students to take quizzes and turn in assignments, as well as allowing professors to customize their course into online chunks rather than simply recording their lectures. Even outside of Coursera, the number of college classes available on a computer screen rather than in a brick-and-mortar lecture hall is staggering.
Iceland Was Right, We Were Wrong: The IMF VANCOUVER (Silver Gold Bull) -- For approximately three years, our governments, the banking cabal, and the Corporate Media have assured us that they knew the appropriate approach for fixing the economies that they had previously crippled with their own mismanagement. We were told that the key was to stomp on the Little People with "austerity" in order to continue making full interest payments to the Bond Parasites -- at any/all costs. Following three years of this continuous, uninterrupted failure, Greece has already defaulted on 75% of its debts, and its economy is totally destroyed.