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Sunday, April 25, 2010

View slideshows

Replace 'test' in http://www.flickr.com/search/show/?q=test&l=cc&ct=0&mt=photos&adv=1 and see a slideshow, this example skips videos and shows only CC content, so in case you like something you can pause and copy the picture.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tory and Labour manifesto speeches

Here are word clouds of the 2 manifesto sepeechees by the Cameron and Brown (could not locate Clegg's). As you can see Cameron talks a lot about the government, people, power and together. Brown talks about Britain, people, future. The word fair doesn't actually come through that much in Brown's speech.


Monday, April 05, 2010

(BN) Soros Plans Oxford University Economics Institute on Markets, Times Says

Bloomberg News, sent from my iPhone.

Soros Plans Economics Institute at Oxford University, Times Says

April 5 (Bloomberg) -- George Soros, the billionaire U.S. investor, is helping to establish an economics institute at Britain's Oxford University, the London-based Times reported.

The institute, to be headed by Professor David Hendry, a fellow of Nuffield College, will be part of the university's James Martin 21st Century School; Soros and the school itself are each contributing $5 million, the newspaper said.

The initiative is part of a campaign by Soros to push the economics profession away from the idea that markets should be left to themselves, a premise that, he believes, helped to cause the global financial and economic crisis, the Times said.

Soros hopes to set up further institutes at universities in Germany, France, China, Italy and the U.S., the newspaper said, adding that Oxford was picked for the first because the financier sees Britain as more open to fresh economic thinking than the U.S.

Soros's funding is being channeled through the New York-based Institute for New Economic Thinking, or Inet, established last year; Robert Johnson, a former managing director at Soros Fund Management LLC who now heads Inet, said the economic crisis and economists' failure to predict it show that a broader approach to economics is necessary, taking in history, psychology, natural science and even literature, the Times reported.

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Dirk