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Are Politicians Failing Our Lobbyists?

Panelists discuss the alarming trend of politicians who break their promises to the lobbyists who helped elect them.
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It’s the Tax Code, Stupid: Niall Ferguson Solves Our Economic Mess

It’s the Tax Code, Stupid: Niall Ferguson Solves Our Economic Mess | economicsy | Scoop.it
Don't blame the lamestream media for this one. When it comes to our protracted economic stagnation, there is ultimately one place to point the finger: It's those pesky mainstream economists.
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Principles of Microeconomics, Fall 2011

Principles of Microeconomics, Fall 2011 | economicsy | Scoop.it
14.01 Principles of Microeconomics is an introductory undergraduate course that teaches the fundamentals of microeconomics.
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Predistribution: an unsnappy name for an inspiring idea

Predistribution: an unsnappy name for an inspiring idea | economicsy | Scoop.it
Martin O'Neill: How far down the line of engineering markets to create fairer outcomes will Ed Miliband go?
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Real-Time Blogging with WordPress: The P2 Theme

Real-Time Blogging with WordPress: The P2 Theme | economicsy | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are looking for a way to inject new life in your Wordpress log, stimulate commenting, posting and interaction with your fans, you may want to look into Wordpress own P2 theme, which transforms your Wordpress into a Twitter-like, real-time blogging solution that it's more easy and immediate than Twitter itself. 

 

"P2 is a theme for WordPress that transforms a mild-mannered blog into a super-blog with features like inline comments on the homepage, a posting form right on the homepage, inline editing of posts and comments, real-time updates so new posts and comments come in without reloading, and much more." (Source: http://p2theme.com/)

 

Here's Matt Mullenweg story of how the P2 Theme came to be: "Almost everyone at Automattic is a blogger, but for the first couple of years of the company we didn’t blog much internally. Everything happened over IRC, Skype, and email.

 

...There was a disconnect we couldn’t reconcile: even though our internal blogs didn’t work out most of the company was active on Twitter every day. 

 

We found a solution in Prologue... but there was still a problem, Prologue was great for status updates but terribly awkward for conversation.

 

P2 solves all this by moving the conversation inline on the homepage.

 

Conversations can be fully threaded using 2.7′s new comment features."

 

See the P2 Theme: http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/p2/ ;

 

Video introduction to the P2 Theme by Michael Pick: http://bit.ly/P2ThemeIntroVideo ;

 

More info: http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2009/03/11/p2-the-new-prologue/ ;

(Unearthed by Saverio Bruno) 


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How To Embed Any Web Page Inside a Website Article

How To Embed Any Web Page Inside a Website Article | economicsy | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you need to embed a web page inside a post on your self-hosted WordPress blog here are some simple step-by-step instructions on what you need to do.

 

Useful. 7/10

 

How to: http://www.mulinblog.com/2012/07/21/how-to-embed-web-page-in-a-wordpress-blog-post/

 

 

 

 


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Revisiting the Economics of John Maynard Keynes | PBS NewsHour

Long before the great recession of 2008, late economist John Maynard Keynes conceived the notion that the federal government could, and sometimes should, int...
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The Paradox of Thrift - 60 Second Adventures in Economics (2/6)

Free learning from The Open University http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/money/accounting-and-finance/finance/bubbles-and-savings --- The Parado...
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Karl Marx to John Maynard Keynes: Ten of the greatest economists by Vince Cable

Karl Marx to John Maynard Keynes: Ten of the greatest economists by Vince Cable | economicsy | Scoop.it
From the father of Economic History to the greatest economic thinker of the 20th century, the Business Secretary chooses the most influential economists.
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The billion-dollar question: What is journalism for?

The billion-dollar question: What is journalism for? | economicsy | Scoop.it

One of the things that publishers of all kinds love about online media is that it can be measured in a thousand different ways: every pageview and every click can be tracked, and the amount of time a user spends on the page can be quantified, as...

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Should The Government Stop Dumping Money Into A Giant Hole?

With the economy sliding deeper into a recession, panelists discuss whether it's time to stop throwing our money into a massive pit out in the desert.
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Open Culture - The Best Free Cultural and Educational Media on the Web.

Open Culture - The Best Free Cultural and Educational Media on the Web. | economicsy | Scoop.it
Discover thousands of free online courses, audio books, movies, textbooks, eBooks, language lessons, and more.
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John Maynard Keynes Explains Cure to High Unemployment in His Own Voice. (1939)

John Maynard Keynes Explains Cure to High Unemployment in His Own Voice. (1939) | economicsy | Scoop.it
When someone questions the effectiveness of Keynesian economics, the obvious reply is: Remember World War II?
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Record, Schedule and Manage All Your Audio Interviews: The Interviewr

Record, Schedule and Manage All Your Audio Interviews: The Interviewr | economicsy | Scoop.it

TheInterviewr is a tool to schedule, record and archive audio interviews.


Designed for journalists, it allows you to schedule phone interviews, add notes and questions you want to ask. It also manages the recording, saving and online backup of your audio recorded file.

 

Free to use, the Intreviewr uses Twilio to power the recording of phone calls.

 

After entering your and your interviewee phone number, both will receive a call at the scheduled time and the conversation will automatically be recorded. Right after, you will be able to download the full recording and play it back. (Recordings are kept for free for up to 6 months).

 

Free to use.


An iPhone app is also available here: http://theinterviewr.com/apps/ ;

 

FAQ: http://theinterviewr.com/faq/ ;

Find out more: http://theinterviewr.com   


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Create Your Custom Pinterest-Like Content Magazine With Feeed

Create Your Custom Pinterest-Like Content Magazine With Feeed | economicsy | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Feeed is a simple and elegant web-service which allows you to easily create a Pinterest-like visual magazine by aggregating any number of blogs or RSS feeds.

 

Just input the URL of your blog, Twitter channel, and any other site or feed you may want to include (up to 8) and Feeed will automatically aggregate and display all of the incoming content into a neat visual page. 

 

"Take everything you like to read – blogs, news, art and more – and get it all delivered to a site designed especially for you, by you."

 

Feeed.co can also be utilized as your personal news dashboard by making it easier for you to check and monitor your favorite RSS feeds on Feeed visual display. It is possible to see both all of the feeds aggregated into one as well as any individual feed alone.


The basic service is free to use and the Plus version costing $39/year allows you to:
a) add up to 40 feeds,

b) use your own domain name,

c) mix'n'match colors to make your own custom theme, and

d) mark items as favorites

 

Example: http://robingood.feeed.co/ ;

 

Try it out now: http://feeed.co 


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Industrial Revolution 2.0: how Quirky created 15 new iPhone 5 accessories in one week

Last week, users at Quirky, a worldwide group of inventors, submitted nearly 2,000 iPhone 5 accessory ideas. Today, 15 of those products are now available fo...
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The UK productivity puzzle (cont'd)

The UK productivity puzzle (cont'd) | economicsy | Scoop.it
A closer look at why British workers were 20% less productive than the G7 average in 2011, and nearly 40% less productive than US employees.
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The Real Origin of the Franchise - Sir Harold Evans

View full lesson on TED-Ed BETA: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-real-origin-of-the-franchise One of the most successful business models is the franchise, but ...
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A Curated Video Site Focusing Only on Educating Entrepreneurs: CoFounder TV

A Curated Video Site Focusing Only on Educating Entrepreneurs: CoFounder TV | economicsy | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Here is a good example of video curation at work. CoFounder.tv is a video web site curating only the best and most inspiring entrepreneurship video clips. From startuppers, to investors and VCs, the growing collection strives to bring together a variety of viewpoints from those who have been there.

 

The curated video site is maintained by Rony El-Nashar, a VC at Dubai based SeedStartup, a startup accelerator and seed venture fund that invests in early-stage startups from all around the world.

He writes: "My goal with Cofounder TV is to build a resource that educates and inspires entrepreneurs globally."

 

Right on track. A pioneering example of what you are going to see in place of blogs soon. 9/10

 

Check it out: http://cofounder.tv/

 

 


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Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius

From the author of A Beautiful Mind, a sweeping history of the invention of modern economics that takes you from Dickens’ London to modern Calcutta. Ge...
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