Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Superstar Podcasts

Angus Maddison, professor of economics at the University of Groningen and author of "Contours of the World Economy 1-2030 AD: Essays in Macro-Economic History," spoke about his book, global warming and the outlook for the world's econom

Munger on Fair Trade and Free Trade

The Global Credit Crunch: What Should a Central Bank Do?
Martin S. Feldstein, President, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc., and Allan H. Meltzer, Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.

Market Bailouts and the "Fed Put"
Featuring William Poole, President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Former Member, Council of Economic Advisers.

Beyond Kyoto

Economic embrace: China and the US

Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin: God's Architect

Spiritual Classics: Rumi

Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin was one of Britain's greatest architects who lived a very short, but very productive life. He was born in 1812 and died in 1852 and even to contemporaries he seemed to be living like a speeded-up film. In three years alone, he built 22 churches, three cathedrals, three convents and a monastery. Rosemary Hill has written the first comprehensive biography of this complex and diverse genius.

Am I becoming a Marxist ?
James Delingpole writes for The Spectator magazine in the UK and is the author of the book How To Be Right. However in a recent issue of the magazine he wrote that he thought he 'might be turning into a Marxist'! What is it that Tories find they have in common with those who come from a Marxist background?

The political brain

Language and the human story

The dangers of teaching philosophy

What's social (and what's just) about social justice?

Capitalism as if the world matters: restructuring the global economy for a sustainable future
With Jonathon Porritt, author and founder director of Forum for the Future, Stewart Wallis, Executive Director, new economics foundation and Will Hutton, Chief Executive Officer, The Work Foundation

Sensational biblical archaeology and the latest topless (Mormon) calendar
Biblical archaeology is a debased discipline these days. There seems to be a new discovery almost every week with frequent claims for sensational archaeological findings like The Garden of Eden, Noah's Ark and the lost tomb of Jesus. Leading biblical archaeologist Eric Cline says it's time to fight off the charlatans and reclaim some credibility. Also, the latest topless calendar features male Mormon missionaries.

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