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Seeking the Future of Europe in the Ancient Hanseatic League

Seeking the Future of Europe in the Ancient Hanseatic League | History and politics | Scoop.it
Germany's legacy of trade ensured its success within Europe, but that same legacy is now threatening to tear apart the European Union.
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China: Avoiding the Minsky Moment

China: Avoiding the Minsky Moment | History and politics | Scoop.it
Troubling signs have been emerging in China's shadow banking sector. The government is responding.
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China is still an economic engine

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What’s Really Happening in Venezuela? » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

What’s Really Happening in Venezuela? » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names | History and politics | Scoop.it
What’s Really Happening in Venezuela?
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Venezuela confuses the right

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The attack on higher ed — and why we should welcome it | TED Blog

The attack on higher ed — and why we should welcome it | TED Blog | History and politics | Scoop.it
George Siemens taught the first MOOC back in 2008. He shares his take on why they're still valid -- and what might happen next in higher ed.
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Best essay so far.

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Case Study: Collaborative Explorations | Peeragogy.org

Case Study: Collaborative Explorations | Peeragogy.org | History and politics | Scoop.it
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Could this model advance the cMOOC model?

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China's Inevitable Changes

China's Inevitable Changes | History and politics | Scoop.it
Leaders in Beijing have little choice but to reform a model of governance that is clearly nearing its end.
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Guest post on China from Stratfor.

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How Do We Judge Success in a Democracy?

How Do We Judge Success in a Democracy? | History and politics | Scoop.it
One cannot judge the success of a school or student (or a president!) without prior agreement about what we mean by success.
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This is really about shifting away from simplistic measurement to authentic and therefore more complex measurement.

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Austerity is a Consequence, not a Punishment

Two seemingly different questions and comments from readers and friends crossed my path the last few days, but I saw a definite connection between them.…
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More economics that seems to make history.

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Brad DeLong : Macroeconomic Overview Talk for UMKC MBA Students (April 1, 2013)

Brad DeLong : Macroeconomic Overview Talk for UMKC MBA Students (April 1, 2013) | History and politics | Scoop.it
20130401 Macro Outlook.pdf | 20130401 Macro Outlook.ppt | 8500 words This year I am on sabbatical--which means I do not teach. And I do miss it. Thus, from my perspective at least, this next hour is going to be an hour of pure fun.
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Why I'm A Liberal -- And Why Liberalism Lives

Why I'm A Liberal -- And Why Liberalism Lives | History and politics | Scoop.it
I am a Liberal because I believe that love is better than hate, because I believe in celebrating success and never resenting it, and because I do not mock failure.
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Bob Rae is one of the brightest minds in politics. So I want to share this.

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Beyond the Post-Cold War World | Stratfor

Beyond the Post-Cold War World | Stratfor | History and politics | Scoop.it
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Making sense of this mess is not easy. Friedman thinks we are at the start of a new ere (more than post-Cold War).

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EduGeek Journal » Why Design a xMOOC / cMOOC Hybrid? LTCA Theory

EduGeek Journal » Why Design a xMOOC / cMOOC Hybrid? LTCA Theory | History and politics | Scoop.it
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I like the open attitude of searching  out what works well in each paradigm here. No answers yet, but good questions.

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America's Advancing Empire: Putsch, Pillage and Duplicity

America's Advancing Empire:  Putsch, Pillage and Duplicity | History and politics | Scoop.it
The Obama regime, in coordination with its allies and proxies, has re-launched a virulent world-wide campaign to destroy independent governments, encircle and undermine global competitors, and es...
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Here is a political analysis of US imperial strategy in the early 21st century

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The world is better when charities are heard | West Coast Environmental Law

The world is better when charities are heard | West Coast Environmental Law | History and politics | Scoop.it
You may have heard our sister organization, the West Coast Environmental Law Research Foundation, mentioned last night on CBC’s Power and Politics.  We understand that a government source tipped Evan Solomon to the fact that the Research Foundation, along with several other environmental charities, have been or are being audited by the C
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This is the best analysis of the Harper Conservative's political attack on charities, especially environmental charities.

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Tony Bates » Sir John Daniel’s book review of ‘Beyond the MOOC Hype’ by Jeffrey Young

Tony Bates » Sir John Daniel’s book review of ‘Beyond the MOOC Hype’ by Jeffrey Young | History and politics | Scoop.it
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This is a good review of MOOCs up to mid 2013.

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NAFTA and the Future of Canada, Mexico and the United States

NAFTA and the Future of Canada, Mexico and the United States | History and politics | Scoop.it
The collective future of the North American triad appears bright compared to other parts of the world.
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Some thoughts about NAFTA

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New research council mandate shows Conservative’s hostility to markets | Full Comment | National Post

New research council mandate shows Conservative’s hostility to markets | Full Comment | National Post | History and politics | Scoop.it
Stephen Harper's economic policy is, and has been for some time, heavily interventionist — perhaps the most of any government since Pierre Trudeau's
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This is a reasonable explanation of what Stephen Harper is doing.

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A Practical Utopian's guide to the coming collapse -- Sott.net

A Practical Utopian's guide to the coming collapse -- Sott.net | History and politics | Scoop.it
[W]henever there is a choice between one option that makes capitalism seem the only possible economic system, and another that would actually make capitalism a more viable economic system, neoliberalism means always choosing the former.
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A child of the sixties never gives up.

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Geneva-based non-profit organization best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the Annual Meeting of New Champions in China (Summer Davos) and the Summit on the Global Agenda in Dubai.
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Economics isn't history or politics but the WEF touches both.

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Books: Divided Nations | Oxford Martin School

Books: Divided Nations | Oxford Martin School | History and politics | Scoop.it
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I haven't read this yet, but it looks good.

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