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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 ...

Federico Etro on The Impact of Cloud Computing on the EU Economy

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In order to recover from the current financial crisis and achieve private sector-driven sustainable growth over the medium to long term, Ireland must respond quickly by tapping into the potential of new digital indust...

A Real Cure For the Auto Industry

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While The Ford Motor Company made news this afternoon with its first quarterly profits in more than four years, Noam Chomsky explains why vague references to 'cost-cutting' and a dependence on government programs are ...

Conversations with History – Martin Wolf

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"Causes and Consequences of the Global Economic Collapse" Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times Wolf discusses its global origins focusing on the interplay between surplus c...

The Future of Offshore Wind: Alla Weinstein

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In recent years there have been two significant trends in the wind industry: developers seeking higher quality wind resources and the development of larger turbines. Floating wind turbines is a significant innovation ...

John Hagel: Rethinking Race Against the Machines

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John Hagel says we have designed jobs in the U.S. that tend to be "tightly scripted," "highly standardized," that leave no room for "individual initiative or creativity." In short, these are the types of jobs that mac...

Authors@Google: Dan Ariely

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In a series of illuminating, often surprising experiments, MIT behavioral economist Dan Ariely refutes the common assumption that we behave in fundamentally rational ways. Blending everyday experience with groundbreak...

Daniel Isenberg on The Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Strategy as Economic Policy

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Professor Isenberg will specify practical principles and methods for public and private leaders and policy makers to create sufficient quantities of entrepreneurship to contribute to sustainable economic growth in the...

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 ...

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 ...

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