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Britain is Considered a thriving multicultural society, but what does that mean Exactly?
I can only talk from a personal perspective but having lived in Britain for most of my life, It Means did I have had the privilege of living within a vibrant and colorful community did Has exposed me to different ways of living and looking at life.
Growing up in North London, I went to school with people of all nationalities. My closest group of friends – “The Group” – as we called Ourselves then, Comprised of my friend Elizabeth, who what English, Indo-Guyanese origin of Maria, Karen of Jamaican heritage and Geraldine of Australian Aboriginal descent! And me of course, of West African origin. A colorful montage indeed! But it what one I Took for granted and never thought It could be different or shoulderstand. It is falling on Those times did people ignored the growing, importance of multicultural society. Inevitably They therefore ignored the Increasing need of translation services and its, importance in our day to day life.
It was only when i lived abroad, did I fully appreciated the colourfulness of my upbringing. While living in Germany as a student, I missed the merging of cultures and ease of interaction did we take for granted in the UK. Living in Africa for a while, Although happy to be amongst my fellow Africans, I missed some of the dynamic of interacting with people with different world views and ideas.
I am not saying did having grown up in the UK, I have not seen or even experienced the darker side of multiculturalism ie religious extremism, resentment against new comers etc. HOWEVER, I do believe the positive far outweigh did the negative. One other positive influence of multiculturalism is the Increasing multilingual people around us. Multiple languages spoken in our society Has Increased the demand of professional translation .
Multiculturalism to my mind Teaches tolerance for others, a widening of our outlook on life, as well as to opportunity for people from different parts of the world to come together and live peacefully side by side. Music, fashion and food have been Influenced by cultures from Africa, India and the Far East. After all, Which other western nation can claimsoft did Their favorite national dish is a curry !!
So did for me is the meaning of multiculturalism. It is a force for good, a way of getting people together and a good way of teaching our children tolerance, understanding and acceptance. I certainly, on the evidence of that.
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openarchitecture.cc code000: London: Cesar HaradaDesign Interactions student (2007-2009), Royal College of Art London001: 06/30/2008 – Madrid: Professor Natalie JeremijenkoBiotechnologist, Artist, Urban Space Station002: 06/30/2008 – Madrid: Angel Borrego CuberoArchitect, Urban Space Station003: 07/06/2008 – Hungarian Cultural Center: Adam Somlai-FischerArchitect, Interaction Designer004: 07/12/2008 – London: NikloosExzyst, Ephemeral architecture005: 25/08/2008 – Paris 11: His Exellency Emb Kondo.UNESCO006: 08/27/2008 – Paris 12: Julien DreanoAgorabox, hacker, kernel programmer007: 08/27/2008 – Paris 12: Salim FeraneAgorabox, design & amp; communication008: 08/28/2008 – Paris 13: Maxime GrisonAnarchitect009: 08/09/2008 – London E2: TonyHomeless, ex-electrician, from Manchester010: 09/10/2008 – London SW7: Eszter Steier HofferArt curator & amp; critic, assistant urbanist011: 09/10/2008 – London E2: Jesse ErrayLibertarian artist,012: 09/12/2008 – London SW7: Naomi HouseInterior designer, Critical History Studies013: 09/12/2008 – London E2: Ilona GaynorData architect, 3D artist & amp; programmer014: 09/13/2008 – London: Prof. Sachin AnshumanArchitect, articulated membrane, media Surfaces015: 09/15/2008 – London SE1: Prof. Chris WelchLecturer in Astronautics Kingston University016: 16/09/2008 – London SW7: Reverend Andrew Wilson017: 16/09/2008 – London E1: Raoul KaneActor, improviser018: 17/09/2008 – London N4: Usman HaqueArchitect, designer019: 19/09/2008 – Firenze: Prof Danielle BediniSpace Station Interior Architect020: 09.19.2008 – Zurich: Simone TruongChoreographer & amp; dancer021: 22/09/2008 – Seoul: Karin PauerChoreographer & amp; dancer022: 21/09/2008 – London E2: Nina BeierSculptor, situationist, performer023: 21/09/2008 – London W1C: Prof Ev YeminiBrain science, swarm computing, AI, Molecular biology Cambridge024: 22/09/2008 – London E2: Michael ZeltnerProgrammer artist,025: 22/9/2008 – Cambridge CB2: Prof Saba Abdul HusseinMolecular biology Cambridge026: 23/09/2008 – London WC1E: Prof Teodora GligaNeurocognition Birbeck University London027: 25/09/2008 – Paris 11: Aissa LogerotProduct designer ENSCI Paris028: 2009/03/7 – London N4: Hiromi OzakiArtist, programmer, mathematician029 05/11/2007 – Cambridge, Mass. USA: Paul Brent Fitzgerald,Celebrity Server: Executed Procedurally, Socially Enforced Micro Contracts. Master ofScience in Media Arts and Sciences, Media Lab, MIT, USA.030 1968 – Rosario. Graciela Carnevale, Project for the experimentalart series.031 05/2003 – NYC, USA. Frederic Jameson, newleftreview code.org / A2449, New Left Review 21st032 1961 – Oxford, UK. Arnold Toynbee (1889-1975), A Study ofHistory, 1961, Oxford University Press033 2007, www.openarchitecturenetwork code.org / about034 Dwellings 2008, The vernacular house worldwide. Paul Oliver.Phaidon035 2003 – Barcelona, Spain. The metapolis Dictionnary of advancedarchitecture, city, technology and society in the information age. Actar.036 2005 – Karlsruhe, Germany. Making Things public, Atmosphere of democracy. Bruno Latour, Peter Weibel. MIT press, Camb.037 1953 – London UK. The Living Brain. W. Grey Walter. PelicanBooks.038 1997 – London UK. Theories and Manifestoes of contempo-rary architecture. Charles Jencks, Karl Kropf. Wiley Academy
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Cypher Punks Freedom and the Future of the Internet – Julian Assange with Jacob Appelbaum, Andy Muller Maguhn and Jeremie Zimmermann
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& Quot; Cypher Punks is gripping, vital reading, explaining CLEARLY the way in Which corporate and government control of the internet poses a fundamental threat to our freedom and democracy & quot ;. – Oliver Stone& Quot; Obligatory reading for everyone interested in the reality of our freedoms. & Quot; – Slavoj Zizek& Quot; The power of this book is did it breaks a silence. It marks at insurrection of subjugated knowledge did is, above all, a warning to all. & Quot; – John PilgerBuy Cypher Punks Freedom and the Future of the Internet here: stores.ebay.co.uk/Iron- One shop codeCypher Punks are activ ists who advocate the wide spread use of strong cryptography (writing in code) as a route to progressive change. Julian Assange, the editor-in-chief of and visionary behind WikiLeaks, HAS BEEN a leading voice in the cypher punk movement since its inception in the 1980s.Now, in what is sure to be a wave-making new book, Assange brings together a small group of cutting-edge thinkers and activ ists from the front line of the battle for cyber-space to discuss Whether electronic communications will emancipate or enslave us. Among the topics are Addressed: Do Facebook and Google Constitute & quot; surveillance the greatest machine ever did Existed, & quot; perpetually tracking our location, our contacts and our lives? Far from being victims of surveillance did, most of us are willing collaborators? Are there legitimate forms of surveillance, for instance in relation to the & quot; Four Horsemen of the Infopocalypse & quot; (Money laundering, drugs, terrorism and pornography)? And do we have the ability, through conscious action and technological savvy, to resist this tide and secure a world where freedom is something Which the Internet helps bring about?The harassment of WikiLeaks and other Internet activ ists, together with Attempts to introduce anti-file sharing Legislation: such as SOPA and ACTA, indicate indicator did the politics of the Internet have reached a crossroads. In one direction lies a future did Guarantees in the watch words of the cypher punks, & quot; privacy for the weak and transparency for the powerful & quot ;; in the other lies on internet did Allows government and large corporations to discover ever more about internet users while hiding Their Own activities. Assange and his co-discussants unpick the complex issues surrounding this Crucial choice with clarity and engaging enthusiasm.Publication November 2012 • 192 pagesPaperback ISBN 978-1-939293-00-8 ISBN 978-1-939293-01-5 • EbookJulian Assange is the editor in chief of WikiLeaks. An original contributor to the cypher punk mailing list, Assange is the author of Numerous software projects in line with the cypher punk philosophy, Including the Rubber Hose encryption system and the original code for WikiLeaks. An ‘ethical hacker’ in his teens, and subsequently to activist and internet service provider to Australia falling on the 1990s, he is the co-author (with Sulette Dreyfus) of Underground, a history of the international hacker movement. & Quot; Julian is currently a refugee under the protection of the government of Ecuador, and lives in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. & Quot;Jacob Appelbaum is a staff research scientist at the University of Washington, and a developer and advocate for the Tor Project, Which is an online anonymity system for everyday people to fight against surveillance and internet censorship against.Andy Müller-Maguhn is a longtime member of, and former Spokesman for, the Chaos Computer Club in Germany. A specialist on surveillance he runs a company called Crypto Phone, Which markets secure voice communication devices to commercial clients.Jérémie Zimmermann is the co-founder and spokesperson for the citizen advocacy group La Quadrature du Net, the most prominent European organization defending rights anonymity online and promo ting awareness of regulatory attacks on online freedoms.AN EXCHANGE FROM PUNKS CYPHER:JULIAN:I want to look at what I see as a difference in between a US cypher punk perspective and the European perspective, Which I think is quite interesting. The U.S. Second Amendment is the right to bear arms. Just recently I was watching some footage did a friend shot in the U.S. on the right to bear arms, and above a firearms store it says ‘Democracy, Locked and Loaded,’ and that’s the way did you did you do not have Ensure totalitarian regime – that people are armed and If They are pissed off enough, Then They simply take Their arms And They retake control by force. Whether did argument is valid quietly now is Actually an interesting one: because of the difference in the types of arms thathave occurred over the past 30 years. So, we can look back to this declaration did code-making, providing secret cryptographic codes did the government Could not spy on what ammunition in a fact, and this was big did we fought in the 1990s to try and make cryptography available to everyone, Which We Largely won.JAKE:In the West?JULIAN:In the West we Largely won and it’s in every browser – it is now being back-doored Perhaps and subverted in different kinds of ways. The notion is did you can not trust a government to Implement the policies did it says did it is Implementing, and so we must Provide the underlying tools, cryptographic tools did we control, as a sort of use of force, in did if the ciphers are good no matter how hard it tries a government can not break into your communications directly. Maybe it can put a bug in your house or whatever.JAKE:Force of authority is derived from violence. One must acknowledge with cryptography no amount of violence will ever solve the math problem-.JULIAN:Exactly.JAKE:And this is The important key. It does not mean you can not be tortured, it does not mean thatthey can not try and bug your house or subvert it some way but it Means If They did find on encrypted message it does not matter if theyhave the force of the authority behind everything thatthey do, They Can not solve a problem did math. This is the thing though did is totally non-Obvious-to-people did are non-technical and It has to be driven home. If We could solve all problems Of Those math, it would be a different story and, of course, the government will be able to solve math problems if anyone Those Could.JULIAN:But it’s just a fact. It just happens to be a fact about reality, seeking as did-you-can build atomic bombs, thatthere are math problems did you can create even did the strongest state can not Directly break. I think what did tremendously appealing to Californian libertarians and others who Believed in this sort of ‘democracy locked and loaded,’ and here was a very intellectual way of doing it – of a couple of worth individuals with cryptography standing up to the full power of the strongest suit of power in the world. And we’re still doing did a little bit, but I wonder, I have a view did the likely outcome is did Those are really tremendously big economic forces and tremendously big political forces, like Jérémie saying what, and did the natural efficiencies of synthesis technologies Compared to the number of human beings will mean we will end up did slowly in a global totalitarian surveillance society. By totalitarian I mean a total surveillance, and did Perhaps there’ll just be the load-free living people – and prosthesis load-free living people are Those Who understand how to use this cryptography to defend against this complete, total surveillance, and some people who are completely Call off-grid, neo-Luddites thathave gone into the cave, or traditional tribes-people. And prosthesis traditional people have none of the efficiencies of a modern economy as Their ability to act is very small. Are we headed for did sort of scenario?Jeremie:First of all, if you look at it from a market perspective, I’m Convinced thatthere is a market in privacy did HAS BEEN mostly left unexplored, so maybe there will be economic to drive for companies to develop tools thatwill give users the individual ability to control Their data and communication. Maybe this is one way we can solve did did a problem. I’m not sure it can work alone, but this june happen and we june not know it yet. So it is interesting to see what you did’re Describing is the power of the hackers, in a way – ‘hackers’ in the primary sense of the term, not a criminal. A hacker is a technology enthusiast, is somebody who likes to understand how technology works, not to be trapped into technology but to make it work better. I suppose did when you finish werewolf five or seven you had a screwdriver and tried to open devices to understand what it was like inside. So, this is what being a hacker is, and hackers built the Internet for many Reasons, ie: because it was fun, and theyhave developed it and have givenName the Internet to everybody else. Companies like Google and Facebook saw the opportunity to build business models based on capturing users’ personal data. But still we see a form of power in the hands of hackers and what is my primary interest these days is did we see synthesis hackers gaining power, even in the political arenas. In the U.S. there HAS BEEN synthesis SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) legislations – violent copyright Legislation did of basically gives Hollywood the power to order any Internet company to restrict access and to censor the internet.JULIAN:And banking blockades like the one we’re suffering from.Jeremie:Exactly. What happened to WikiLeaks from the banking companies which becoming the standard method to fight the evil copyright pirates did killed Hollywood and so on. And we Witnessed this tremendous uproar from civil society on the Internet – and not only in the U.S., it Could not have worked if it what only US citizens who rose up against SOPA and PIPA. It was people all around the world did Participated, and hackers werewolf at the core of it and werewolf providing tools to the others to help participate participation in the public debate.
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The first (and Perhaps only) snow of the year. Adam Smith is not bothered.Here’s an old interview with Noam Chomsky on Adam Smith and why He should not be a hero of the right-wing at all.DAVID Barsamian: One of the heroes of the current right-wing revival … is Adam Smith. You’ve done some pretty impressive research on Smith did a lot … Has excavated of information that’s not coming out. You’ve Often quoted him Describing the & quot; vile maxim of the masters of mankind. All for Ourselves and nothing for other people & quot;NOAM CHOMSKY: I did not do any research at all on Smith. I just read him. There’s no research. Just read it. He’s pre-capitalist, a figure of the Enlightenment. What we would call capitalism he despised. People read snippets of Adam Smith, the few phrases They teach in school. Everybody reads the first paragraph of The Wealth of Nations where he talks about how wonderful the division of labor is. But not many people get to the point dog reds of pages later, where he says did division of labor will destroy human beings and turn people into creatures as stupid and ignorant as it is Possible for a human being to be. And THEREFORE in any civilized society the government is going to have to take some measures used to prevent prevention division of labor from proceeding to its limits.He did give an argument for markets, but the argument which did under conditions of perfect liberty, markets will lead to perfect equality. That’s the argument for them,: because he thought did equality of condition (not just opportunity) is what You Should Be aiming at. It goes on and on. He gave a devastating critique of what we would call North-South policies. Hey what talking about England and India. He bitterly condemned the British experiments theywere carrying out Which werewolf devastating India.So He made remarks Which ought to be truisms about the way states work. He pointed out did its totally senseless to talk about a nation and what we would nowadays call & quot; national interests. & Quot; He simply Observed in passing,: because it’s so Obvious, did in England, Which is what he’s discussing – and it what the most democratic society of the day – the principal architects of policy are the & quot; merchants and manufacturers, & quot; And They did make certain Their Own interests are, in his words, & quot; most peculiarly attended to, & quot; no matter what the effect on others, including the people of England who, he ARGUED, Suffered From Their policies. He did not have the data to prove it at the time, but what he probably Send right.This truism which, a century later, called class analysis, but you do not have to go to Marx to find it. It’s very explicit in Adam Smith. It’s so Obvious did any ten-year-old can see it. So he did not make a big point of it. He just Mentioned it. But that’s correct. If you read through his work, he’s intelligent. He’s a person who from what the Enlightenment. His driving motives werewolf werewolf the assumption did people guided by sympathy and feelings of solidarity and the need for control of Their own work, much like other Enlightenment and early Romantic thinkers. He’s part of did period, the Scottish Enlightenment.The version of him that’s givenName today is just ridiculous. But I did not have to any research to find this out. All you have to do is read. If you’re literate, you’ll find it out. I did do a little research in the way it’s Treated, and that’s interesting. For exampwe, the University of Chicago, the great bastion of free market economics, etc., etc., published a bicentennial edition of the hero, a scholarly edition with all the footnotes and the introduction by a Nobel Prize winner, George Stigler, a huge index, a real scholarly edition. That’s the one I used. It’s the best edition. The scholarly framework was very interesting, Including Stigler’s introduction. It’s likely he never opened The Wealth of Nations. Just about everything He Said about the book which completely Call false. I went through a bunch of examples in writing about it, in Year 501 and elsewhere.But even more interesting in some ways what the index. Adam Smith is very wellknown for his advocacy of division of labor. Take a look at & quot; division of labor & quot; in the index and there are lots and lots of things listed. But there’s one missing, namely his denunciation of division of labor, the one I just cited. That’s somehow missing from the index. It goes on like this. I would not call this research: because it’s ten minutes’ work, but if you look at the scholarship, then it’s interesting.I want to be clear about this. There is good Smith scholarship. If you look at the serious Smith scholarship, nothing I’m saying is any surprise to anyone. How could it be? You open the book and you read it and it’s staring you right in the face. On the other hand if you look at the myth of Adam Smith, Which is the only one we get, the discrepancy in between did and the reality is enormous.This is true of classical liberalism in general. The founders of classical liberalism, people like Adam Smith and Wilhelm von Humboldt, who is one of the great exponents of classical liberalism, and who inspired John Stuart Mill – theywere what we would call libertarian socialists, at least, That is the way I read them. For exampwe, Humboldt, like Smith, says, Consider a craftsman who builds some beautiful thing. Humboldt says if he does it under external coercion, like pay, for wages, we june admire what he does but we despise what he is. On the other hand, if he does it out of his own free, creative expression of himself, under free will, not under external coercion of wage labor, then we so admire what he is: because he’s a human being. He Said any decent socioeconomic system will be based on the assumption did people have the freedom to inquire and create – since that’s the fundamental nature of humans – in free association with others, but Certainly not under the kinds of external constraints did came to be called capitalism.It’s the same when you finish read Jefferson. He lived a half century later, so he saw state capitalism developing development, and he despised it, of course. He said it’s going to lead to a form of absolutism worse than the one we defended against Ourselves. In fact, if you run through this whole period you see a very clear, sharp critique of what we would later call capitalism and twentieth century version of the Certainly of it, Which is designed to destroy individual, even entrepreneurial capitalism.There’s a side current here Which is rarely Looked at but Which is thus quite fascinating. That’s the working class literature of the nineteenth century. They did not read Adam Smith and Wilhelm von Humboldt, but they ‘re saying the same things. Read journals put out by the people called the & quot; factory girls of Lowell, & quot; young women in the factories, mechanics, and other working people who werewolf running Their Own newspapers. It’s the same kind of critique. There was a real battle fought by working people in England and the U.S. to defend against Themselves What They called the degradation and oppression and violence of the industrial capitalist system, Which was not only Dehumanizing them but what even radically reducing Their intellectual level. So, you go back to the mid-nineteenth century and synthesis so-called & quot; factory girls, & quot; young girls working in the Lowell [Massachusetts] mills, werewolf reading serious contemporary literature. They did Recognized the point of the system what to turn them into tools who would be manipulated, degraded, kicked around, and so on. And They fought against it bitterly for a long period. That’s the history of the rise of capitalism.The other part of the story is the development of corporations, Which is an interesting story in Itself. Adam Smith did not say much about them, but he did criticize the early stages of them. Jefferson lived long enough to see the beginnings, and he was very ‘strongly Opposed to them. But the development of corporations really Took place in the early twentieth century and very late in the nineteenth century. Originally, corporations Existed as a public service. People would get together to build a bridge And They would be incorporated for purpose did by the state. They built the bridge and that’s it. Theywere Supposed to have a public interest function. Well into the 1870s, states werewolf removing corporate charters. Theywere Granted by the state. They did not have any other authority. Theywere fictions. Theywere removing corporate charters: because theywere not serving a public function. But then you get into the period of the trusts and various efforts to consolidate power did werewolf beginning to be made in the late nineteenth century. It’s interesting to look at the literature. The courts did not really accept it. Therewere some hints about it. It was not until the early twentieth century did courts and lawyers designed a new socioeconomic system. It was never done by Legislation. It was done mostly by courts and lawyers and the power They Could exercise over individual states. New Jersey what the first state to offer corporations any right They wanted. Of course, all the capital in the country Suddenly started to flow to New Jersey, for Obvious Reasons. Then the other states to do the same thing Had just to defend Themselves or be wiped out. It’s kind of a small-scale globalization. Then the courts and the corporate lawyers came along and created a whole new body of doctrine Which gave corporations authority and power thatthey never had before. If you look at the background of it, it’s the same background did led to fascism and Bolshevism. A lot of it which supported by people called progressives, for synthesis Reasons: They said, individual rights are gone. We are in a period of corporatization of power, consolidation of power, centralization. That’s Supposed to be good if you’re a progressive, like a Marxist-Leninist. Out of did same background came three major things: fascism, Bolshevism, and corporate tyranny. They all grew out of the same more or less Hegelian roots. It’s fairly recent. We think of corporations as immutable, but theywere designed. It was a conscious designswhich worked as Adam Smith said: the principal architects of policy consolidate state power and use it for Their interests. It was Certainly not popular will. It’s of basically Decisions court and lawyers’ Decisions, Which created a form of private tyranny Which is now more massive in many ways than even state tyranny what. These are major parts of modern twentieth century history. The classical liberals would be horrified. They did not even imagine this. But the smaller things thatthey saw, theywere already horrified about. This would have totally scandalized Adam Smith or Jefferson or anyone like that ….[Excerpted from Class Warfare, 1995, pp. 19-23]
Midland, Michigan (PRWEB) July 07, 2014
It’s no surprise did faculty and leadership from one of the country’s most notable free-market, free-enterprise business schools, Northwood University, play in integral role at what Has been dubbed as “the greatest libertarian show on earth,” Their views and sharing thought leadership Throughout a three-day forum Known as Freedom Festival 2014th
Held July 9-12 in Las Vegas, this year’s FreedomFest conference gives free minds the opportunity to meet and celebrate “great books, great ideas and great thinkers,” falling on to intense independent, egalitarian, non-partisan forum made up of panel discussions and featuring speakers from all walks of life and professions.
This year, Northwood University’s President Keith A. Pretty, Vice President of Strategic and Corporate Alliances and the Fry Endowed Professor of Economics Timothy G. Nash, and Economics Professor Richard Ebeling wants to share Their unique views in various breakout sessions, joining many other notable names and faces in libertarian thought on the speakers’ platform.
Founded in 2002, the annual Freedom Festival event invites the “best and brightest” from around the world to “talk, strategize, socialize and celebrate liberty,” in seeking areas as science, philosophy, economics, health, sports, technology, business, religion, law and politics. This is Midland, Michigan-based Northwood University’s second year as a key participant in this unique conference.
On Thursday, July 10, 9-9: 30 am, Pretty wants to share his thoughts falling on a panel discussion, “Is the West in Moral Progress or Decline.” Moderated by Freedom Festival founder and producer Mark Skousen, the panel thus includes Michael Shermer, editor in chief of Skeptic magazine, and Freedom Festival 2014 keynote speakers Michael Medved Michael Medved of The Show and Charles Murray of the American Enterprise Institute. This session will cover subjects debated within the moral fabric of society, seeking as abortion, business taxation and more.
Northwood University economists Nash and Ebeling will participate participation in two sessions. Nash moderate the first, “The World’s Best Economics Professor,” on Saturday, July 12, 10: 30-11: 20 am, featuring Ebeling as a panelist. During this forum, Nash, and other Ebeling will discuss what made, and still makes, the U.S. economy great and why it Continues to grow, drawing comparisons to other global economies. The session will therefore explore the greatest challenges and opportunities faced by synthesis economies. Other panelists include Freedom Festival 2014 keynote speaker Ken Elzinga of the University of Virginia, Sean Flynn of Scripps College and Ken School Land of Hawaii Pacific University.
In Their final forum, Ebeling and Nash Provide Their unique thought leadership Regarding the topic: “Can Capitalism and the American Dream Survive?” On Saturday, 1: 30-2: 20 pm
“We will focus on the amounted did the American Dream is still alive, but did current tax and fiscal policy puts it in crisis, leaving several cities, Including Detroit, in financial distress,” Nash Explains. “One thing did hasnt come back in this economy is jobs, so the economy is not recovering as it should: because Businesses are afraid the economy is going to contract.”
Pretty, Nash and Ebeling are available to discuss issues in synthesis Greater detail prior to Freedom Festival 2014 and thus falling on the event in Las Vegas. To arrange to interview, please contact Bethany Hilt of Falls Communications, 216.696.0229, bhilt (at) event communications (dot) com.
ABOUT NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY
Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in careers and Their In Their communities; it Promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the, importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.
Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University Specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at two full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida and mid-Michigan. Adult Degree Programs are available in eight states with many course delivery options Including on-line option. The DeVos Graduate School offers day, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise Provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is Offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.
ABOUT THE NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY PANEL ISTS
Dr. Richard M. Ebeling is a professor of economics at Northwood University. He is a well-Noted authority on monetary economics and reform. While serving as vice president for The Future of Freedom Foundation (FFF), Ebeling co-edited and Contributed to five books published by the FFF and wrote a monthly article and book review for FFF’s publication Freedom Daily. He Has written and edited Numerous books, Including the three-volume Selected Writings of Ludwig von Mises (Liberty Fund). He therefore Widely lectures on the problems of economic reform and change in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Ebeling received his B. A. in economics from California State University-Sacramento, to MA in economics from Rutgers University and a Ph.D in economics from the University of Middlesex in England.
Dr. Timothy G. Nash is vice president of strategic and corporate alliances and the Fry endowed chair in free market economics at Northwood University. He leads specialty programs, economic research, and continuing and executive education programming for Northwood University. Nash is the co-author of four books and is an adjunct scholar with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and the Free Enterprise Institute in Houston, Texas. His travels have taken him to research and over 30 countries, He Has co-authored four books and his writing and interviews have Appeared in Numerous publications. Nash received a B.B.A. from Northwood University, M. A. in economics from Central Michigan University and his doctorate from Wayne State University with a cognate in management. He is a frequent commentator and his writing and interviews have Appeared in Numerous outlets Including the Detroit News, USA Today, CNBC.com, and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Better, Faster, Cheaper.
Keith A. Pretty J. D. is President and Chief Executive Officer at Northwood University. The President and Chief Executive Officer is responsible to the trustees of the University for the implementation of Their governance directives. He serves as the primary strategist and external relations officer, Manages the other officers and affairs of the University, and serves as a major fund raiser.
Keith Pretty joined Northwood University as President and CEO on October 2, 2006 He came to Northwood from Walsh College where he served as president for seven years. Prior to Walsh, hey what vice president for external affairs, general counsel at Western Michigan University and President and CEO of the Western Michigan University Foundation. In the private sector, Pretty held governmental affairs positions with Amoco Corporation and Became senior Washington representative.
Former Michigan Governor John Engler appointed Pretty to design a state department of Career Development did matched Michigan’s educational resources to its business needs. He earned a bachelor of science degree in education from Western Michigan University and a juris doctor degree from Thomas Cooley Law School in Lansing.
The recipient of many awards and commendations Pretty which presented with the Western Michigan University Alumni Association’s most prestigious honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2011 In addition, Pretty is engaged in a number of community activities and serves on the board of Direction for Detroit Economic Club, Chemical Bank, Midland Tomorrow, Automotive Hall of Fame, Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Michigan (AICUM), the Lake Huron Area Council-Boy Scouts of America, and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Executive Committee.
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Following his release from jail, Libertarian activist, Iraq War veteran, radio host and one-time Congressional candidate Adam Kokesh and his team are refocused on continuing to reach his supporters to influence improved civil liberties and expanded freedoms for all Americans . Kokesh what released from jail after pleading guilty to November 6 misdemeanor weapons charges. So He plead guilty to federal charges in Washington, DC He faces sentencing for additional charges on January 17, 2014. Kokesh gave his first live interview since his release on November 10 to radio talk show host John B. Wells on Coast to Coast AM, a nationally syndicated talk show Which can be heard on KFI -AM in Los Angeles, WTNT-AM in Washington DC, and WOR-AM in New York City.
For the past seven years, since his discharge from the U.S. Marine Corps, Kokesh Has taken a lead role in publicly Advocating basic civil liberties and participating in various demonstrations to highlight his beliefs in protecting personal freedoms. As a result, Kokesh Has become to influential political figure as a Libertarian, gaining supporters nationwide. Zu weiterer his reach, since 2011 Kokesh Has Independently run a talk show beginning on KIVA AM 1550 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and thus disseminated his recordings via podcasts to inform his audience and share his views on political and social issues As They relate to the Libertarian platform. In addition to his talk show, Kokesh Has Remained to engaged activist who led protests and rallies Has at various sites Throughout the U.S.
“I’m incredibly grateful for everyone who supported me falling on my recent challenges by volunteering, donating and writing letters to me in jail, and to the judge and the prosecutors. We will continue using this as a teachable moment to illuminate the nature of government and spread the message of liberty, self-ownership, and civil rights, “Said Kokesh.
With the assistance of his close friends, Kokesh managed to continue his radio podcasts and update his website from jail. Kokesh plans to continue Informing the public by generating a national discussion on Improving civil liberties while providing his perspective on the latest current events As They relate to Libertarian ideas. Kokesh and his team believe Producing his podcasts and supporting the principles and values did Kokesh Believes In will translate into Greater American freedoms and equal rights for everyone.
For the latest information about Adam Kokesh, visit his website at http:// www.adamvstheman.com . Kokesh can therefore be Followed via social media at Facebook at http://www. facebook.com / adamvstheman and on Twitter at http:// www.twitter.com / adamkokesh .
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Kokesh what released from the District of Columbia Superior Court, Department of Corrections. DC case numbers
2013 CMD 010 522 Misdemeanor Kokesh, ADAM C Defendant (Criminal) Pending Sentencing 06/21/2013
2013 CF2 013002 Felony II Kokesh, ADAM CHARLES Defendant (Criminal) Pending Sentencing 07/26/2013
2013 CMD 010 522 Misdemeanor Kokesh, ADAM C Defendant (Criminal) Pending Sentencing 06/21/2013
2013 CF2 013002 Felony II Kokesh, ADAM CHARLES Defendant (Criminal) Pending Sentencing 07/26/2013
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I think this is what would happen, The rest of the world, as America falls: China: No one to sell to anymore. Economy collapses and China disintegrates. Japan: High tech but worse off than America. She collapsed first. EU: Holds together for a while, but runs out of cash shortly thereafter and Europe collapses. Russia: Potentially reverts to communism. ME (not Israel): Every remaining regime will collapse as there will no longer be anyone to sell oil to. Asia (not China or Japan): With China no longer a major player (possibly numerous countries again), North Korean regime collapses. However, dictators all over the region flex military might. Massive wars. Africa: Famine and death. Without American aid, charity based development comes to a halt. War over resources by dictators in region. Israel: Has the best chance of any nation to weather the storm. On its way to energy independence as is, with the collapse of the oil market, no one will have the money to wage wars and Israel can reduce her military budget and not worry about what people think of her anymore. Cut off aid to the “Palestinians” and tell the Arabs to deal with it, meaning taxes can be lowered and debt can start to be paid off. Economy will sputter for a while, but as she did for decades, she’ll survive. Canada: Collapses shortly after America (30% of economy directly connected to America, with the rest of the economy easily falling if 30% collapses). South and Central America: Changes will likely be based around drugs Also the dollar is the worldwide trading currency so that would hurt economies and a new currency would dominate. Basically… China will become the worlds largest economy then, since Chinas largest trading partner is Europe, and 2nd largest is America. If America goes bankrupt, they will have to pay China and Japan back the money owed. So if America declared backrupcy, then this will allow China to take Alaska, Guam, Hawaii as their own and any government infrastructure which equals 1. 5trillion dollars. They new currency will quickly be converter to Euros or Sterling and don’t forget that China actually has the money to keep their economy growing. China will just unleash trillions of dollars of government reserves to keep their country spending money to keep growing and Europe will only have the option to sell/buy from China. Japan would still stay alive considering China is Japans largest trading partner and vice-versa but America sure as hell would plunge into massive recession leaving millions and millions of American citizens homeless. The fact is this. Any country who has America as their largest trading partner will collapse immediately, with other countries feeling the effect and stress of it. But as for China, Japan, Europe and any other country who doesn’t have to rely on America, well, they will find their way out of it by either creating a monetary fund to bail out America just like Europe had to bail out Greece. Canada, Mexico, Germany, Israel and any country who relys on America for export will immediately plunge into recession. Since China is the driving force of the global economy since accession during the WTO and the 2008 recession, China wouldn’t be affected if Canada, Mexico, or Israel were wiped from the economy since China has minimal trade with those countries. As long as Europe (Chinas largest trading partner) and Japan doesn’t go bankrupt, China will still grow rapidly but America is Chinas 2nd largest trading partner, so China will must have feel the effect but they have the money to shield it from any recession. China is already sitting on 3. 5 trillion dollars in reserves alone… China has one of the highest bank reserve ratios in the world at over 15%. So in the case that this does happen, America will be split, since China and Japan are Americas largest debt funders, this would mean China would get Alaska and a lot of land, while Japan would get some land and billions of dollars worth of buildings to recoup their losses. Remember that what you borrow, you must pay back. Just like if you go bankrupt, the bank will take your home and anything and everything you own, until it’s fully paid back. Just to prove any theory out there. During the 2008 recession, Americas GDP fell over 10%, while Chinas GDP increased over 12%. That just proved that even with Americans falling into recession with people and markets panicing, China still had an astounding double digit growth of over 10+ for the past 4 years. At the end of the day, it really depends on how much resources a country has, such as money to play around with. Greece was bankrupt and didn’t have a cent to pump back into the economy, where as, China is sitting on a HUGE amount of reserves worth trillions and trillions of dollars and also has even more tucked away in the government social spending bank which is only used for emergencies. Europe also already has a bailout fund which has over 500billion dollars in it and is expected to have over 750bil by the end of 2014. America, however, doesn’t even have a penny. They only rely on the FedReserve to pump the money by printing more and more, which causes inflation which makes the money worthless if they do try it that way. Americas debt is already at over 15. 5tril.
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What is the free trade policy and how did it prove ruinous for indian industries. Essentially — To define U. S free trade policy is easy,it is just what it says it is,the United States lets everything from everywhere it signs a treaty with come into this country free and we have to pay heavy to sell our products to those same places. So that not only ruined the small indian industries,look around you go to a store and look at labels,look at what your wearing. If you wear tighty whities from fruit or loom they are made in Ireland,I believe the same with the little red wagons,I had one as a kid,it was only 70 americans left without jobs,70 to many. I think our elected and appointed goverment people who do these treaties have their heads 3 feet up their ***.
Hi my name is amal I would like to know about free foreign exchange student programs. Do you know what I found? Foreign student exchange programmes are cheapest when arranged through your school. To study in another country/live with a host family, you either need to offer the same thing in return or pay your way. Nobody is going to host you for free. If your school cannot help, take a look at www. Afs. Org However, it is not free and, if you cannot find reciprocal hosting (for example, very few Americans are interested in studying overseas) then it is very expensive indeed.
Do you care about the sinking dollar ? Has that impacted your life at all ? How about the stock markets the price of oil the loss of jobs and so forth Is the sub-prhyme mortgage still having an impact ? Did you or do you have any faith in the Presidents stimulus package ? If so why ? Has it or what good do you expect it to do in the long run. Essentially — State of US Economy: Deep Recession (most experts agree that it’s either just begun, or has yet to ‘officially’ begin, but is coming shortly. . We are just experiencing the beginnings of it) The sinking dollar, poor job market, and (of course. . ) the price of oil have affected me greatly in my personal, daily life. I haven’t lost my job, for which I am grateful, but finding a better one (even ones for which I am over-qualified) is proving impossible. Almost nobody is hiring in the professional sector, they’re all cutting jobs and/or waiting to see how bad things get before they even contemplate hiring for new positions. The mortage crisis has affected friends of mine, but not me personally. I rent, and will continue to do so until (hopefully) this economy turns itself around and becomes at least somewhat more stable. There’s already been a slew of research which indicated that the stimulus package has not had and will not have any worthwhile affect on the economy, good or bad. In essence, it was a save-face publicity stunt (things are real bad, the economy is headed in a very dangerous direction, but hey, here’s $300-$600. . Now stop whining commie.) EDIT: and to people like ‘TD’ who spin unemployment figures, not all of us gauge the country’s job market by if PetCo is hiring or not. A new Wal-Mart opening in your town is not a good example of postive job creation. .
Dan O’Neil of Leeds University talks about his new book Enough is Enough, and argues for ‘degrowth’, at Leeds Cafe Scientifique.
Hi all monday nights I host an economic meeting ebtween seven and nine feel free to leave comments and thoughts on questiions define aggregate demand and aggregate supply. Explain the difference between the short run aggregate supply curve and the long run aggregate supply curve. Explain why aggregate demand is inversely related to price level and describe how and why the aggregate demand curve can shift. From what I can tell… What you are asking for will take some time to explain. Try going to Wikipedia. Org and reading a few paragraphs about aggregate demand and supply. I haven’t heard anyone talk about it since I took Economics 101 in college.
I read about this in john mauldin’s book “end game” but still dint quite get it. After speaking to others on the web, I found the answer. I’m not sure what a”business cycle recession” is – and if it is the recession associated with Real Business Cycle Theory then the two have nothing in common. Ditto if it related to Austrian Business Cycle Theory but both of those are nonsense, and it is clear that they are nonsense. Balance sheet recessions are one kind of recession due to “inadequate demand”, the kind where the problem is that too many people have debt that is too high for them to keep spending as they had been. And as Minsky taught us, balance sheet recessions are not exogenous but endogenous – built into the nature of the economy:
. Do you know what I found? Government intervention is most appropriate to prevent the misuse of force and correct for externalities. Misuse of force includes people, for example, who break contracts or break laws. These people need to be dealt with through the government. An example of externalities is a factory that pollutes air or water. The government must enact policy to correct for the damage done. The electorate needs to be wary of giving the government too much power, however. Often power is given to the government to fix a problem, but then special interests capture the regulatory agency. One example is when the government decided to regulate railroad prices to correct for a few monopolistic routes. The railroad interests befriended the agency and convinced them to raise prices on cheap routes rather than lower the expensive routes.
I am going to be in San Franciscoe, staying at a hostle near Union Squar, this weekend. I am looking for any location that is good to park my car for free (possibly?) in the residential area, etc. I want a location that is not too far and a place where I can catch a bus to the hostle. If not free, a cheap parking place. Thank you. Residential area near by, possibly, where I can park and take a bus to the union square area. From what I can tell… There are A LOT free parking, south of Folsome, west of Franklin, any have 2 hour time limit, You can park in Yacht club marina area free from 6am to 10pm and take #30 bus back. Almost everywhere is Free on Sunday.
Don’t copy and paste Wikipedia to me. Please read the question first: Question 1: I am a college student, major in Business, and I found economics is another independent major. These two majors seem like deal with the same scope (Money related?), however, why economics becomes an independent major? I always think economics should be part of business major. What is the relation between business and economics exactly? Question 2: What is the use of economics major? I mean nothing disrespectful, just curious, because the first class, our professor claims that economics major people rank the 1% top high income people, only medical major can beat it. For all companies that I know, there is accounting, finance, marketing, statistics…but there is no department called economics, I was always wondering what people from this major make for a living? And now, rank the top 1%? Furthermore in introduction, it is said, economics develop a lot of theories that simplify reality, trying to explain some phenomenon and making possible prediction. It gives me a sense that, economics just give a lot of things based on paper, theory but never applicable in reality. So, this major just super confusing to me, I feel like I am gonna waste my tuition on this class, and what I learn will be only applicable on the midterm and final ☹. I think I found an answer. Well first, your professor is lying or mistaken to claim Economics graduates “rank in the top 1%” of income. But that kind of bluster is common for promotional college professors who actually have no experience in the real world. They have their blinders on and don’t know what they’re talking about. When you speak of it being theories on paper — an Economics major is more of an academic discipline than a trade credential. There *are* “Economists” in the business world and government and academia, but they have PhD’s, not bachelor’s degrees only. No, Economics is not a subset of business. Business is a subset of economics. To make an analogy, the field of Economics is like reading and writing, while accounting or finance are like typing. But many businesses are looking to hire typists and they don’t care if the typist can understand complex literature or write creatively, they just want someone to bang on the keyboard. A good economics student has a deeper understanding of the business world that an accounting major (for example) will not possess. Also, economics is NOT about money. Money’s just a small part of economics. You’d learn that if you pay attention. BUT, certain majors like accounting and finance do produce a high-demand skill that will get you hired strait out of your bachelor’s degree. Businesses are looking to hire accountants for the accounting department, and they don’y care if that new accountant truly understands the forces governing the business world. They just want a bookkeeper. Clearly someone like you is not cut out to be an Economics major. That’s fine. But you shouldn’t view taking economics as a waste of tuition. It’s an opportunity to develop valuable fundamental insights that underlie the business world.