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The Invention Of 'The Economy'

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Seth Dixon"Until the Great Depression, nobody talked about 'the economy.' In a sense, it hadn't been invented yet."


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Gary Yarus's curator insight, March 2, 2014 8:27 AM


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This podcast is a great discussion on historical evolution of some standard economic measures; it is also a nice reminder that statistics such as GDP don't represent a tangible thing, but are a shaped by how we think about the world around us.  

Darius Douglass's curator insight, March 3, 2014 3:59 PM

A little history here, What we call the GDP is not really scientific #GDP #NationalIncome  #indicator #health

Tracy Galvin's curator insight, April 26, 2014 4:01 PM

The parameters of the measure of the economy are so broad that the numbers don't really mean anything. Each country counts different things. The GDP of the US cannot be compared to the GDP of other countries because the cost of living in each place is so wildly different. When compared to Japan our economies are close but compared to any country in Africa they are completely different. Measurement of the economy is not an overly useful number.

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We Stand With Shaker: Send a Valentine's Card for Shaker Aamer to the U.S. Ambassador in London, to Ask for His Release from Guantánamo - Articles - Welcome to "Close Guantánamo"

We Stand With Shaker: Send a Valentine's Card for Shaker Aamer to the U.S. Ambassador in London, to Ask for His Release from Guantánamo - Articles - Welcome to "Close Guantánamo" | I've started a blog | Scoop.it
@Darcy DelaproserFor the 13th anniversary of the arrival at Guantánamo of Shaker Aamer, we're asking supporters to send a Valentine's card to the U.S. Ambassador in London, calling for his release.

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This Was the First Instance of Science Changing the Way We Saw Time

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There was an era in history, American history, during which every locality had its own time. People who didn't have access to satellite systems or even, necessarily, telegraphs, waited until the sun was directly overhead and set their clocks to noon. No one cared if their town clock was a few minutes off. And no one cared if the next town over had their noon at a slightly different time.

Then came the railroad. The railroad was fast, and suddenly what had been the journey of months became a journey of weeks or even days. The railroad also had to be kept fast – and profitable – and that meant selling tickets up and down the line, and telling people when they had to be at the station to get on board (hence, the need to create time zones and standardize time across places).


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I never knew how differently France and America value religion

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In the United States, we speak easily of different ethnic and religious communities. But the reality is far different in France, where the Charlie Hebdo attacks have brought religion and its place in French society back to the top of the agenda.

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I wonder how much America values religion. FRance on the other hand has a different value when speaking of religion.

 

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 21, 9:33 PM

If the US embraces freedom *of* religion, France embraces freedom *from* religion.

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Why did Tata Nano not take off the way it was expected to? - Quora

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Ameya Khullar, Super woman in the making

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Answer to What are some of the most mind-blowing facts that sound like "BS", but are actually true? - Quora

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Mr Turner draws most nominations from London Critics' Circle

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Mike Leigh’s biopic gets seven nominations, with Birdman earning six, and Jonathan Glazer’s Under The Skin getting its first major awards-season recognition
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The 100 Most Influential Figures in American History

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"Was Walt Disney really more influential than Elizabeth Cady Stanton? John D. Rockefeller than Bill Gates? Babe Ruth than Frank Lloyd Wright? Explore more from The Atlantic on the most influential figures in American history right here."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 9, 2014 12:57 PM

This is an incredible list...everyone on the list fits my personal idea of "Americans that every educated American should know about" person."

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For Veterans Day, a TV Special That Will Span 6 Cable Networks

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The media giant Scripps Networks Interactive is preparing an hourlong special, centered on the celebration of the Hawaiian homecoming of a wounded serviceman.
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Many thanks to the networks for promoting these shows

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Steve McQueen: a lot of people didn't want 12 Years A Slave to be made - The Guardian

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Director of Oscar-winning movie says people want to close their eyes on some subjects and don’t want to look behind them

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Today in History...

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"The Cuban missile crisis as it was reported in The Times, 52 years ago today."


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The Cuban Missile crisis was some thing Kennedy avoided

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9 questions about the Israel-Palestine conflict you were too embarrassed to ask

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Yes, one of the questions is "Why are Israelis and Palestinians fighting?"

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Cory Erlandson's curator insight, February 25, 9:51 AM

I've got 190 7th graders who can explain these maps now!

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ajouter votre aperçu ...

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And not only students !

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Obama, ISIS, and killer Christians | Kingdom In The Midst

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Lynching was a family affair. Men, women and children foamed with bloodlust as another Negro was tortured, abused and finally raised by the neck until dead
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This was a common occurrence back in the late nineteenth century

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A Tweet On Women's Veils, Followed By Raging Debate In Saudi Arabia

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A prominent ultra-conservative figure says face veils for women are not mandatory. Now everyone is weighing in on the hottest topic in the kingdom.

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Why women in Saudi Arabia have to wear face veils is beyond me.

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10 Reasons to Run the Antarctica Marathon

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10 Reasons to Run the Antarctica Marathon | Runner's World
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Monday Mystery Photo – Where in the World Are We? (Last week - Thingvellir, Iceland)

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Each Monday I post a mystery photo, or occasionally a mystery object on my blog.

I encourage you to leave a comment if you think you know where this week’s mystery photo was taken. If you guess ...
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A place I would love to visit

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10 great films about women in wartime

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Like the new adaptation of Vera Brittain's First World War memoir Testament of Youth, these 10 film classics explore the contributions and experiences of women during wartime.
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From BFI Film forever

 

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Livefyre helps brands, media companies and agencies engage consumers through a combination of real-time conversation, social curation and social advertising. With Livefyre, brands can integrate real-time, social content into their websites, mobile apps, advertisements, jumbotrons and television broadcasts to increase viewer engagement, boost website traffic and drive revenue.
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This Livefyre  website is for people that want to inform other people about what is happening now. It include many comments about issues that people care about.

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World War One Through Arab Eyes

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One hundred years after the Ottomans joined the war, this three-part series tells the story from an Arab perspective.

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What Your Favorite Sport Looked Like When It Was Invented

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No Helmets And Less Padding

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Arlis Groves's curator insight, December 31, 2014 5:00 PM

They're all here.  What's your favorite sport?  

 

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One Stitch Closer: Veronika empowers other women - YouTube

Get inspired by Veronika, CEO and founder of The Empowerment Plan, who empowers women to become more independent. #WomenInspire http://www.gap.com/onestitchc...
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Veronica has inspired many home less people by hiring them

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How The Law Turns Battered Women Into Criminals

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The first thing Latricia Chance saw when she walked up to the apartment that October morning was a toddler, alone and shoeless, eating cereal on the doorstep. It was her friend Arlena Lindley’s 3-year-old son, Titches. Chance said hello. Titche...

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Dana Hoffman Volunteer-Legal Researcher at Childrens Hope and Voice ,Founding Board Member of When Children Cry We Listen,Advocate,Judicial Watchdog,Mentor, Whistle Blower, Mandated Reporter.

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