Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Heads-up for 23 November 2010

Poetry Off the Shelf
Pass the Mashed Potatoes
W.S. Merwin and Dara Wier on gratitude and food.
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Forgotten Classics
Episode 142: Genesis, chapters 5-7
In which we encounter the "begots" and begin Noah's story
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London School of Economics: Public lectures and events
How to Avoid Financial Crises in the Future
Lots of people did many stupid things for us to get into the current financial mess. Now, the government is stepping up efforts to impose stricter financial regulations to ensure that such things do not happen in future. Will more regulation work? If history is any guide, the answer is no. Over the last 100 years, we've had a financial crisis every 15-20 years. Every time one took place, the government would step in and impose more regulation - only for another crisis to occur 15-20 years later. Why is that? Costas Markides is the Robert P. Bauman Chair of Strategic Leadership at the London Business School.
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