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Economic Security Index: Putting a Face on American Economic Security
"The survey was fielded in the spring and the fall of 2009 as part of the Panel Survey of the American National Election Studies. It measured a wide range of events and perceptions that could leave families feeling insecure, focusing on four broad domains of life: employment, medical care, wealth, and familial arrangements. "
economics  survey  2009  american  risk  insecurity  perception  instability  work  labor  money 
december 2010 by tsuomela
Inch by inch, Barack Obama is moving mountains - Times Online
Andrew Sullivan assesses the first year of the Obama administration.
obama  politics  commentary  2009 
january 2010 by tsuomela
Sacred Modernities: Rethinking Modernity in a Post-Secular Age – conference page
The aim of this conference is to take stock of these transformations in the context of what is often referred to as a ‘post-secular’ age comprised of ‘multiple modernities’. Its agenda is emphatically interdisciplinary and welcomes scholars from the fields of history, sociology, cultural studies, theology, and others. In the same spirit, the conference adopts a broad, abundant understanding of the term ‘sacred’ to encompass not only formal religious worldviews, but also that which, in whatever fashion, disturbs, complicates, and perhaps abolishes, the distinction between the sacred and the secular.
conference  podcast  recording  audio  modernism  sacred  spirituality  postmodernism  2009  school(Oxford) 
september 2009 by tsuomela
Johann Hari: The Republican Party Is Turning Into A Cult
These aren't fringe phenomena: a Research 2000 poll found that a majority of Republicans and Southerners say Obama wasn't born in the US, or aren't sure. ...No amount of hard evidence -- here's his birth certificate, here's a picture of his mother heavily pregnant in Hawaii, here's the announcement of his birth in the local Hawaiian paper -- can pierce this conviction.

This trend has reached its apotheosis this summer with the Republican Party claiming en masse that Obama wants to set up "death panels" to euthanize the old and disabled.
politics  religion  republicans  faith  cult  2009  extremism  town-hall  reality 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Review of 4 art exhibitions : Picasso: Mosqueteros--Gagosian Gallery
Younger Than Jesus--New Museum
The Pictures Generation, 1974-1984--Metropolitan Museum of Art
Compass in Hand--Museum of Modern Art
art  modern-art  criticism  postmodern  passion  painting  2009  emotion 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Open Left:: China Is Not the Problem
Discussion of China and other developing countries role in the Copenhagen global-warming negotiations at end of this year.
climate  global-warming  development  international  treaties  country(China)  environment  energy  third-world  2009 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Watchdog: Accounting Tied to Lack of Loan Modification - BusinessWeek
In the Gordian knot that is the financial crisis, there’s a surprising thread that connects many of the most intractable problems, including toxic assets, the small-business lending drought and the apparent reluctance of banks to modify mortgages for struggling homeowners: Last spring’s accounting rules.
economics  accounting  finance  law  crisis  2009 
august 2009 by tsuomela
SPSP 2009 -- Minneapolis
Conference for Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice.
conference  science  sts  philosophy  practice  2009 
july 2009 by tsuomela
THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Conference) is a user-generated “unconference” on digital humanities organized and hosted by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, June 27–28, 2009.
humanities  digital  conference  2009  school(GeorgMason)  digital-humanities 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Peter Greenaway's multimedia vision of Christ
The thoroughly modern installation is based on a 16th-century painting. Wedding at Cana, Paolo Veronese’s huge painting, was made specifically for San Giorgio’s convent in 1562, but was looted by Napoleon’s army in 1797. Although the original painting is now in the Louvre, the Giorgio Cini Foundation commissioned an exact copy for its original home. It is not merely an imitation, but a clone realised with very advanced techniques developed by the Factum Arte workshop.
about(PeterGreenaway)  art  modern-art  city(Venice)  exhibition  2009  venice-biennale  technology  interpretation 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Home - 2009 National Severe Weather Workshop
Home page for March 2009 severe weather conference held in Norman,OK. Includes links to presentations.
weather  meteorology  event  2009  conference  severe 
june 2009 by tsuomela
Hussman Funds - Weekly Market Comment: Green Shoots over Thin Ice - April 13, 2009
Last year, I didn't think it was conceivable that policy-makers would attempt to address this problem by making lenders whole with public funds. This is an ethical abomination, putting the public in the position of absorbing the losses that should properly be borne by those who provided capital to these institutions. It is not sustainable. What it does is place the public in the position of losing first, but it will not, and cannot prevent the ultimate failure of the debt – for the simple reason that without restructuring, the debt can't be serviced.
economics  crisis  bailout  future  2009  wall-street  debt 
april 2009 by tsuomela
Long-Term Outlook: Slow Growth And Deflation | The Big Picture
Lengthy summary of current and prospective economic conditions.
economics  finance  crisis  2009  future  outlook 
march 2009 by tsuomela
Economic upturn in two months: Expert-India Business-Business-The Times of India
During this season of gloom, when experts say the economy will not look up till at least 2010, Eliyahu M Goldratt begs to differ.
economics  crisis  2009  prediction  gloom-and-doom 
march 2009 by tsuomela
The President's Budget - -
clean graphic of President Obama's overall budget proposal. No details on allocations, just taxes and spending.
graphics  budget  obama  2009  taxes  spending 
february 2009 by tsuomela
Baseline Scenario, 2/9/09 « The Baseline Scenario
Especially liked the analysis of the political power of finance and bankers.
economics  crisis  bailout  future  2009 
february 2009 by tsuomela
Seed: 2009 Will Be a Year of Panic
So 2009 will be a squalid year, a planetary hostage situation surpassing any mere financial crisis, where the invisible hand of the market, a good servant turned a homicidal master, periodically wanders through a miserable set of hand-tied, blindfolded, feebly struggling institutions, corporations, bureaucracies, professions, and academies, and briskly blows one's brains out for no sane reason.
2009  predictions  crisis  gloom-and-doom  by(BruceSterling)  economics 
february 2009 by tsuomela
Digital Lives :: Conference Introduction
A central question of this conference is how can repositories – national, regional and local - help academics and all people whose lives are becoming increasingly digital, to secure, preserve and organise their personal digital archives for themselves and for their families.
digital  archive  personal  conference  2009 
february 2009 by tsuomela
TPMCafe | Talking Points Memo | Broadband Stimulus
Yochai Benkler reviews the Senate and House versions of broadband stimulus.
broadband  politics  economics  stimulus  obama  2009 
january 2009 by tsuomela
UoP - Home
University of the People (UoP) is the world’s first tuition-free, online academic institution and will open its virtual doors in April 2009.
education  learning  online  open-courseware  open-education  2009 
january 2009 by tsuomela

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