Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Heads-up for 31 August 2010

TED Talks
The Happy Planet Index - Nic Marks (2010)
Statistician Nic Marks asks why we measure a nation's success by its productivity -- instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people. He introduces the Happy Planet Index, which tracks national well-being against resource use (because a happy life doesn't have to cost the earth). Which countries rank highest in the HPI? You might be surprised.
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Witness (BBC)
Libya Coup: In the early hours of September 1st 1969, a group of Libyan army officers took power from the ruling monarch, King Idris. Among them a young soldier called Muammar Qadhafi. Witness hears from two Libyans who lived through those heady events.
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