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BBC Radio 4 - Thinking Allowed, Work and Consumption; Neo-liberal Economics

BBC Radio 4 - Thinking Allowed, Work and Consumption; Neo-liberal Economics | Burkean Economics | Scoop.it
Laurie Taylor discusses why neoliberal economics still dominates the post-recession world.
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What’s The Big Deal With Business Networks?

What’s The Big Deal With Business Networks? | Burkean Economics | Scoop.it
The Internet has been around for decades, and search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, and DuckDuckGo can help you find what you need, right?

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Where is the World’s Most Connected and Networked Society?

Where is the World’s Most Connected and Networked Society? | Burkean Economics | Scoop.it
With its church steeples and castle walls, Tallinn, Estonia, seems like a quiet backwater well outside the mainstream of modern society.

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Forget Terabit networks; new multicore fibers could signal the Petabit age

Forget Terabit networks; new multicore fibers could signal the Petabit age | Burkean Economics | Scoop.it

 

U.K. and Japanese researchers have combined software-defined networking with new multicore fiber technologies. Such networks could produce the first Petabit pipe.

 


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Andre Bontems's curator insight, October 12, 2013 3:14 AM


Such technology could dramatically improve 4K/8K supporting networks!


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Guest post: Brazil and Mexico, where political risk still rules

beyondbrics, from the Financial Times, brings news and comment from more than 40 emerging economies, headed by China, India, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, Indonesia and South Africa.
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Weak institutions holding back growth....

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How Networks Can Revolutionise the World

How Networks Can Revolutionise the World | Burkean Economics | Scoop.it

The world is one big network problem. Some even affirm that we can only survive the future through connections. One thing is sure, Network theory is becoming more and more profoundly important to understand the world.
In a compelling RSA talk, the economist and author Paul Ormerod makes the case of how "we have to see the world through the lense of networks in order to be able to design and think about better policies to achieving our ends whether in politics or the corporate sphere". Through examples of network systems that range from popular culture to modern economy, Ormerod presents how observing network properties such as resilience or fragility can help explain some aspects of today's world, including the economic crisis.


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Social capital: the benefit of Facebook ‘friends’

Social capital: the benefit of Facebook ‘friends’ | Burkean Economics | Scoop.it

Abstract: This research investigated the role Facebook use plays in the creation or maintenance of social capital among university students in South Africa. Data were collected using questionnaires completed by over 800 students from 7 universities. The questionnaire was obtained from a study conducted in Michigan State University (Ellison N.B., Steinfield, C., and Lampe, C., 2007. The benefits of Facebook “Friends”: social capital and college students' use of online social network sites. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 12(4), 1143–1168.). Empirical research has linked social capital to many positives in society, such as improved mental and physical health, economic well-being, etc. Thus, social capital is important for the success of civil society. This research examined the relationships between Facebook use and the formation and maintenance of social capital amongst university students. The study also examined factors specific to the South African context and drew comparisons to the results of the original study. Analysis of the results suggests a strong association between the intensity of Facebook use and perceived bridging, bonding and maintained social capital. This paper broadens the understanding of Facebook usage by introducing the dimensions of race and age. Facebook usage was found to interact with measures of psychological well-being, suggesting that it might be beneficial to students experiencing low self-esteem and low life satisfaction.


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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, March 6, 2013 5:37 PM

What reality is, is changing. This may be the most significant external forcer acting on higher education.

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The Ugly Side of Social Capital

The Ugly Side of Social Capital | Burkean Economics | Scoop.it
Sometimes civic institutions lead to Hitler.
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Fantastic look at the other side of social capital

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Mapping The New "Solidarity Economy" Of New York City

Mapping The New "Solidarity Economy" Of New York City | Burkean Economics | Scoop.it

An offshoot of Occupy Wall Street is helping people to tap services that run on "mutualism," like community gardens, CSAs, credit unions, and healthcare providers with sliding scales.


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The Risks and Benefits of Niche Social Networks

The Risks and Benefits of Niche Social Networks | Burkean Economics | Scoop.it
Every digital marketer needs a strategy and within a strategy.
They to determine the communities and forums where they should invest their time and money.

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BMC killing city's social institutions in one big swoop - Mumbai Mirror

BMC killing city's social institutions in one big swoop - Mumbai Mirror | Burkean Economics | Scoop.it
BMC killing city's social institutions in one big swoop
Mumbai Mirror
They are taught basic life and work skills -- from reading Braille, making jute bags to using animation software.
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Paul Ormerod: Networks, the North and Prosperity

Paul Ormerod: Networks, the North and Prosperity | Burkean Economics | Scoop.it
What can be done about the North?  The gap between London and the South East grows and grows.  The response of many in the political class in the North is the dispiriting whinge of entitlement.  The Leader of Newcastle Council has recently...

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Positive Linking: How Networks Can Revolutionise the World: Paul Ormerod

Positive Linking: How Networks Can Revolutionise the World [Paul Ormerod] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers.

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Coming to the No More Business as Usual Panel event on 21st Nov

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