1. Ross Thomson Full Professor Lecture - “The Social Organization of Technology: Vermont Perspectives"

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    November, 2010 - University of Vermont The United States came to lead the world economy by the early 20th century. As symbolized by Henry Ford’s automobile production, it was the world’s most mechanized country. Among the factors accounting for the ascendance of this once-backward colony, the rapid diffusion of technological knowledge was particularly important. Supported by effective government policies and civil organization, networks of highly mobile machinists spread knowledge widely and generated broad ranges of new techniques, forming a distinctive American technology in the process. Professor Thomson will discuss how several prominent Vermonters played pivotal roles in this development. The College of Arts and Sciences Full Professor Lecture Series was designed to give newly promoted faculty an opportunity to share with the university community a single piece of research or overview of research trajectory meant to capture the spark of intellectual excitement that has resulted in their achieving full professor rank.

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    • Fast Facts: Smartbit Global Inequality

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      Ewout Frankema, economic historian at the Wageningen University, explains global inequality.

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      • Fast Facts: Smartbit Economic History

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        Ewout Frankema, economic historian at the Wageningen University, explains economic history.

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        • The Becker Friedman Institute: Chicago Economics Story

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          • Fast Facts: The end of global inequality

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            Africa has long been regarded as the lost continent. However, in the past decade, Sub-Saharan Africa has become the fastest growing region of the world. How should we interpret that growth? Will it last? And will the region be able to outgrow its political fragility? Ewout Frankema, economic historian, studies the history and nature of global inequality, with a focus on long-run African economic development. Produced by Fast Facts With the support of The Young Academy Thanks to Wageningen University, Utrecht University Library Made by: Moira van Dijk 2014 In cooperation with Camera & editing: Wouter Boes Music: Daan van West Graphic design: SproetS

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            • Whatever Happened to (American) Economic History and Could the "History of Capitalism" Become the Newer Economic History? - Coll

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              Les 5 & 6 juin a eu lieu à la Fondation Singer-Polignac un colloque intitulé "North American Studies in France and Europe : State of the Art and Future Prospects for the 30th Anniversary of the CENA"

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              • Money After Money

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                Ellie Harrison - 2 May 2013 A little video of me talking to producer Masu Masuyama about the ideas behind my installation 'The History of Financial Crises', which was shown at Eye of Gyre in Tokyo as part of the Money after Money exhibition curated by Yukiko Shikata from 2 - 26 May 2013. 'The History of Financial Crises' features a row of eleven secondhand popcorn machines programmed to re-enact the turbulent history of capitalism over the last century. For more information about Money After Money please visit: mamjp.org/art/eng For more information about the installation please visit: ellieharrison.com/financialcrises To view a film of the installation please visit: vimeo.com/ellieharrison/financialcrises

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                • Amity Shlaes: Calvin Coolidge and Economic Growth

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                  Amity Shlaes discusses Calvin Coolidge and his economic policies during a seminar for history teachers in Wichita, Kansas.

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                  • Too Much Money - Valley Forge

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                    George Washington explains what happened when Congress paid his soldiers in Continentals, which were worthless because they had no backing. To learn more about Too Much Money, the full program, go to http://www.izzit.org/products/detail.php?video=too_much_money Subject Areas: ■ Business / Family & Consumer Science ■ Economics ■ U.S. History / Government & Civics ■ World History / Geography Topics: ■ 20th Century Latin America ■ American Revolution ■ Colonial Expansion ■ Economic History ■ European History ■ Monetary Policy ■ Money and Inflation ■ Trade ■ World War I Check out our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/izzit Visit our other educational programs here: http://www.izzit.org/products/index.php Make sure you enroll as an izzit.org member to receive your FREE teacher resources, click here to sign up now: http://www.izzit.org/join/index.php You can Tweet at us here: https://twitter.com/izzit_org

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                    • Too Much Money - Printing Money

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                      Ordinary citizens have a credit limit based on their ability to pay, but economist Larry Reed points out that the government can spend without limit, because it has the power to print more money. To learn more about Too Much Money, the full program, go to http://www.izzit.org/products/detail.php?video=too_much_money Subject Areas: ■ Business / Family & Consumer Science ■ Economics ■ U.S. History / Government & Civics ■ World History / Geography Topics: ■ 20th Century Latin America ■ American Revolution ■ Colonial Expansion ■ Economic History ■ European History ■ Monetary Policy ■ Money and Inflation ■ Trade ■ World War I Check out our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/izzit Visit our other educational programs here: http://www.izzit.org/products/index.php Make sure you enroll as an izzit.org member to receive your FREE teacher resources, click here to sign up now: http://www.izzit.org/join/index.php You can Tweet at us here: https://twitter.com/izzit_org

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