Monthly Archives: May 2009

Ted Talks: Ideas Worth Spreading

These presentations, given as part of the TED CommunityTalks, are superb! 1. Schools kill creativity Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. 2. Chris Jordan pictures some shocking stats … Continue reading

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1959 – The Year That Changed Jazz Forever/ Fables of Faubus

I recentlyenjoyed the wonderful BBC4 Documentary, “1959- The Year That Changed Jazz Forever“. The producers of the documentary write: “1959 was a watershed moment for America – socially, politically and economically. In that same year four, now iconic, jazz artists each made albums … Continue reading

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Responding to the Global Economic Crisis

What is it? What caused it? What should we do about it?   Sessions on * Causes of the credit crunch – poor regulation or deeper problems? * The Third World: crisis on top of crisis * Radical responses: Keynesian, … Continue reading

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