1. BH9 Bogle Q & A


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    • Paul Gilding's The Great Disruption at Town Hall Seattle


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      Paul Gilding's talk at Town Hall Seattle about his book The Great Disruption - how the world is going to change and how we can make it through the immense challenges of climate change and peak oil. I had the privilege of introducing Paul at this talk, but my introduction is not included in this video. This was put together by Pirate TV, uploaded here with permission. See more by Pirate TV: http://www.edmaysproductions.net/

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      • BH10 John C Bogle Keynote


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        • WAVE #022 - Reducing One Euro


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          As the world is facing the uncertainties of a seismic shift in the economic climate, WAVE continues to question the solidity of currency itself with an ephemeral ritual. Reducing One Euro is the equivalent of one Euro in Zimbabwean currency; one of the most hyperinflated currency known to existence. The ritual was performed in the yard of the European Parliament in Brussels, whilst Europe's leaders where attending the economic summit inside.

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          • Excellence Foundation Zurich for Economic and Social Research


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            In the past decades, the industrial countries experienced a growing wealth of enormous dimensions. Nevertheless, about two billion people on our planet live on less than two dollars per day. They lack basic human needs, such as clean water, nutrition, health care and education, because of the inability to afford them. The irrational behaviour of the financial markets has created a crisis of confidence which money alone cannot resolve. The scepticism with regard to our economic structures is spreading to undermine confidence in democracy itself. Due to huge differences in income, people all over the world are leaving their home countries in search of higher wages. Governments are under massive pressure as waves of economic refugees buffet their borders. And classic economic theory is no longer adequate to explain the fundamental economic processes that have been set in motion. If we are going to find answers to these developments, economists are going to have to ask completely different questions. A first class interdisciplinary research platform is needed:a platform that will allow modern economic theory to draw on the latest innovations from economics and other disciplines such as psychology and neurobiology. But is there a place in Europe where such a platform could flourish? Is there a city with insights to offer that would nurture a new economic theory? Four Nobel Prize Winners agreed that Zurich is an ideal place for this research platform. And with the help and engagement of visionary entrepreneurs and philanthropists, the Excellence Foundation Zurich for economic and social research has been founded to support this ambitious goal.

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            • Forensic Aesthetics: Roundtable I, Forensic Architecture


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              Buildings are both sensors and agents. They materialize political and economical forces, and also the events that befall them. Buildings undergo constant formal transformations in response to forces. They expand and contract with temperature and with the slow degeneration of their component materials, registering transformation in humidity, air quality, CO2 levels, salinity, seismic movements – and sometimes also the abrupt or violent events that target them or simply happen next to them. Some of these processes can be reconstructed through structural calculations, blast analyses, and the determination of the failure points of structures, details, and forms. Participants: Nikolaus Hirsch, Städelschule, Frankfurt a.M., Germany, moderator Eve Hinman, Hinman Consulting Engineers, New York/San Francisco Jorge Otero-Pailos, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), Columbia University Norman Weiss, GSAPP, Columbia University *** While legal and cultural scholars have labeled the third part of the 20th century – with its particular attention to testimony – as the “era of the witness,” the emergence of forensics in legal forums and popular entertainment signifies a new attention to the communicative capacity, agency, and power of things. This material approach is evident in the ubiquitous role that science and technologies now play in shaping contemporary ways of seeing, knowing, and communicating. Today’s legal and political decisions are often based upon the capacity to display and read DNA samples, 3D laser scans, nanotechnology, and the enhanced vision of electromagnetic microscopes and satellite surveillance. From mass graves to retinal scans, the topography of the seabed to the remnants of destroyed buildings, forensics is not only about the diagnostics, but also about the rhetoric of persuasion. The aesthetic dimension of forensics includes its means of presentation, the theatrics of its delivery, the forms of image and gesture. The forensic aesthetics of the present carries with it grave political and ethical implications, spreading its impact across socioeconomic, environmental, scientific, and cultural domains. Etymologically, forensics refers to the “forum,” and to the practice and skill of making an argument before a professional, political, or legal gathering. Forensics has always been part of rhetoric, but its domain includes not only human speech but also that of objects. In forensic rhetoric, objects can address the forum. Because objects do not speak for themselves, there is a need for “translation” or “interpretation” – forensic rhetoric requires a person or a set of technologies to mediate between the object and the forum, to present the object, interpret it and place it within a larger net of relations. The lectures and roundtable discussions by the participating artists, scholars and curators investigate these issues in a series of “forums” organized around a number of disputed objects. Presented by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School and co-sponsored and co-organized with Cabinet Magazine, The Forensic Architecture ERC Project at The Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London, and The Human Rights Project at Bard College, on occasion of the Vera List Center’s 2011-2013 focus theme “Thingness.”

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                Lloyd gives his take on the state of the world. More info here: http://www.indiegogo.com/Before-the-World-Goes-BOOM?a=158998&i=addr

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                • Occupy Economics


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                  On November 13th 2011, economists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst drafted an open statement to the Occupy Wall Street movement pledging their support. Since then, more than 400 economists from around the world have added their names. Read more at econ4.org

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                  • Sports Economics


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                    Smith College Professor of Economics Andrew Zimbalist will discuss the labor issues in sports in general (i.e.: NBA lockout, NFL pre-season getting a late start and recent MLB and NHL collective bargaining) and what relation it has to the current U.S. culture and economy.

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                    • Acts 050c - Property, Tithing, and Taxes


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                      Property, Tithing, and Taxes. Acts 4:32-5:16, Genesis 2. November 22, 2011. www.deanbible.org

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