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Rob Reid: The $8 billion iPod

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Comic author Rob Reid unveils Copyright Math (TM), a remarkable new field of study based on actual numbers from entertainment industry lawyers and lobbyists.

Steven Levitt: The freakonomics of McDonalds vs. drugs

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Freakonomics author Steven Levitt presents new data on the finances of drug dealing. Contrary to popular myth, he says, being a street-corner crack dealer isnt lucrative: It pays below minimum wage. And your boss can ...

60 Second Adventures in Economics

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Ever shaken an invisible hand? Been flattened by a falling market? Or wondered what took the bend out of Phillips' curve? David Mitchell helps reveal some of the great dilemmas faced by governments trying to run an ec...

Authors@Google: Peter Schiff

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The Authors@Google program welcomed Peter Schiff to Google's NY office to discuss his book, "Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming Economic Collapse". "Peter Schiff is an American economic commentator, author ...

Virtual Currency Is Very Real

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A brief description of virtual currency and why it may revolutionize the way we pay for things on the Web.

John Bruton Analyses Ireland’s Current Economic Situation. YPN 2010

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The Young Professionals' Network was delighted to announce that John Bruton, former Taoiseach, Minister and Leader of Fine Gael and former EU Ambassador to the United States would address an after-work meeting of the ...

Declan Murphy on Ireland’s Future Energy Security

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Declan Murphy, Founder of the Ecology Foundation, launched the foundations latest report; Energy Security: Ireland on the Edge at a lunchtime meeting of the IIEAs working group on EU energy policy. Mr Murphy used the ...

James Ives on ‘Ocean Energy in Ireland: Challenges and Opportunities’

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Ocean energy contained in the world's waves and marine tidal currents provides an untapped source of renewable energy. In Ireland both wave and tidal will have a role to play in meeting longer term targets for electri...

Conversations With History – Walter Russell Mead

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Conversations with History host Harry Kreisler welcomes Walter Russell Mead of the Council on Foreign Relations for a discussion of the Anglo American maritime system—its origins, development, and impact on the world....

Paul Krugman on Emerging Markets

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Krugman talks India and China.

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