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Hillsdale College: Economics and Immigration

Chair: Ron Mahurin, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities “The American Founders on Immigration” Kevin Portteus, Hillsdale College “The Economic Case for Open Boarders” Shikha Dalmia, Reason Foundation “The Economic Case for Limiting Immigration” Mark Krikorian, Center for Immigration Studies  

Talks at Google: James Robinson: “Why Nations Fail”

Professor James Robinson is a leading developmental economist, political scientist, and New York Times bestselling author. His book is Why Nations Fail. It proposes an institutional explanation for why some societies are dynamic and prosperous and others are not. He has fascinating examples from the present day going back to the Roman Empire.  

Rose Goslinga: Crop insurance, an idea worth seeding

Across sub-Saharan Africa, small farmers are the bedrock of national and regional economies—unless the weather proves unpredictable and their crops fail. The solution is insurance, at a vast, continental scale, and at a very low, affordable cost. Rose Goslinga, a citizen of Kenya, and her team pioneered an unconventional way to give farmers whose crops …

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Columbia University discussion: Why Nations Succeed | The Building Blocks

Despite may years of research and interventions, the modern world is characterized by extraordinary wealth combined with widespread poverty and violence. This panel brings together respected scholars from Anthropology, Economics, Finance and Law to discuss the challenges before us and how their research may provide new ways to tackle these issues and build successful nations. …

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Jackie Savitz: Save the oceans, feed the world!

What’s a marine biologist doing talking about world hunger? Well, says Jackie Savitz, fixing the world’s oceans might just help to feed the planet’s billion hungriest people. In an eye-opening talk, Savitz tells us what’s really going on in our global fisheries right now — it’s not good — and offers smart suggestions of how …

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Davos 2014 Panel Discussion: Changing the Climate for Growth and Development

Published on Jan 24, 2014 An unprecedented international effort will be made in September during the UN General Assembly to energize leaders to successfully negotiate a climate change agreement and set new goals for ending extreme poverty globally. How can government and business work together to ensure that this extraordinary effort leads to action? Speakers: …

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James Robinson: Why Nations Fail – The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

At the ESMT Open Lecture “Why Nations Fail” with James A. Robinson on March 11, 2013, the Harvard professor and co-author of the book of the same name presented the importance economic and political inclusiveness for the success of a nation. More than 300 guests attended the lecture, moderated by Quentin Peel, Financial Times chief …

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Jeffrey Sachs: Future sustainability

Seminar hosted by the Stockholm Resilience Centre with Jeffrey Sachs on future sustainability. Jeffrey David Sachs is an American economist and Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University. Working with the challenges of economic development, environmental sustainability, poverty alleviation, debt cancellation, and globalization. The Stockholm Resilience Centre is a new international centre that advances transdisciplinary research for governance of social-ecological systems with a special emphasis on resilience …

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Paul Pholeros: How to reduce poverty? Fix homes

Paul Pholeros describes projects undertaken by Healthabitat, the organization he now runs to help reduce poverty–through practical design fixes–in Australia and beyond.  

Bono: The good news on poverty (Yes, there’s good news)

Filmed Feb 2013 • Posted Mar 2013 • TED2013 TED presents Bono, Paul David Hewson, front-man singer for the band U2. He talks about poverty  how human beings have been campaigning against inequality and poverty for 3,000 years, but this journey is accelerating. [KGVID width=”720″ height=”400″]http://www.ourprg.com/Video/Bono_2013-480p.mp4[/KGVID]    

Bill Gates and Hans Rosling: On Global Poverty

Bill Gates and Professor Hans Rosling discuss the global poverty project, at the London School of Economics and Political Science. The Global Poverty Project has partnered with The Co–operative during 2012, the UN Year of Co-operatives, to launch a new initiative that will raise awareness and inspire communities to take action for the 1.4 billion …

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Peter Singer: Poverty

Fora TV presents Peter Singer, who argues that a donation of just 1% of the GNP from the world’s affluent nations would halve world poverty. He suggests a scale of donation tailored to an individual’s income level, ranging from 1% to 33%. Peter Singer is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center …

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Everything is Incredible

Agustín started to build a helicopter in 1958, out of trash and discarded materials he found in his poverty-ridden village in Honduras. He was diagnosed with polio as a young man and has been in a wheelchair for almost his entire life. His dream to be able to fly one day has never disappeared however. …

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Hans Rosling: New insights on poverty and life around the world

TED presents researcher Hans Rosling who uses his cool data tools to show how countries are pulling themselves out of poverty. He demos Dollar Street, comparing households of varying income levels worldwide. Then he does something really amazing. In Hans Rosling’s hands, data sings. Global trends in health and economics come to vivid life. And …

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