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Daily Archives: September 8, 2013

New on LLRX – Competitive Intelligence: A Selective Resource Guide – September 2013

Via LLRX.comCompetitive Intelligence – A Selective Resource Guide – Completely Updated – September 2013

Sabrina I. Pacifici’s comprehensive current awareness guide focuses on leveraging a selected but wide range of reliable, topical, predominantly free websites and resources. The goal is to support an effective research process to search, discover, access, monitor, analyze and review current and historical data, news, reports, statistics and profiles on companies, markets, countries, people and issues, from a national and a global perspective. Sabrina’s guide is a “best of the Web” resource that encompasses search engines, portals, government sponsored open source databases, alerts, data archives, publisher specific services and applications. All of her recommendations are accompanied by links to trusted content targeted sources that are produced by top media and publishing companies, business, government, academe, IGOs and NGOs.

The Economist – The origins of the financial crisis

The effects of the financial crisis are still being felt, five years on. This article, the first of a series of five on the lessons of the upheaval, looks at its cause: “The collapse of Lehman Brothers, a sprawling global bank, in September 2008 almost brought down the world’s financial system. It took huge taxpayer-financedContinue Reading

SNAP/Food Stamp Participation

Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) – “Hunger and poverty affect far too many Americans. Five things you should know about hunger and poverty are: One in six Americans struggled with hunger in 2012. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), more than 48.9 million Americans lived in households struggling against hunger in 2012.Continue Reading

Hart on Sovereignty

Eleftheriadis, Pavlos, Hart on Sovereignty (September 6, 2013). Forthcoming in Andrea Dolcetti, Luís Duarte d’Almeida and James Edwards (eds), Reading HLA Hart’s ‘The Concept of Law’ (Hart Publishing 2013).; Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 85/2013. Available at SSRN “This essay is part of a volume of essays by various authors on the 50 yearsContinue Reading

Mapping Arms Data: Visualizing global exports and imports of small arms and ammunition

“The Mapping Arms Data (MAD) visualization project is produced by PRIO and the Igarapé Institute. It represents an upgrade  of the original global small arms, light weapons and ammunition visualization produced by Google as part of the Google Ideas INFO (Illicit Networks Forces in Opposition) Summit with support from the Igarapé Institute. The data featuresContinue Reading

10 Part Series examines rising costs and consequences of higher education

The Tuition is Too Damn High is a 10-part series that will run in Wonkblog over the next two weeks exploring the causes and consequences of — and potential fixes for — the skyrocketing costs of higher education. This is part one.” By Dylan Matthews “But if the upfront price of college is rising much faster than earnings,Continue Reading

Infographic – Current US Health Care Costs of War

The Healthcare Costs of War – “The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have cost billions of dollars over the last decade, but the spending won’t stop when the fighting does. Just how much money are we spending on health care because of war? As of March 2013, the U.S. has paid $135 billion for medicalContinue Reading

Spiegel Online – NSA Can Spy on Smart Phone Data

“The United States’ National Security Agency intelligence-gathering operation is capable of accessing user data from smart phones from all leading manufacturers. Top secret NSA documents that SPIEGEL has seen explicitly note that the NSA can tap into such information on Apple iPhones, BlackBerry devices and Google’s Android mobile operating system. The documents state that itContinue Reading

International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications

Proceedings of the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications – DC-2012–The Kuching Proceedings. Papers, Project Reports and Posters for DC-2012 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, 3-7 September 2012. Published by the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative. ISSN: 1939-1366 (Online)

The G-20 and Central Banks in the New World of Unconventional Monetary Policy

Brookings – Think Tank 20: The G-20 and Central Banks in the New World of Unconventional Monetary Policy “Five years after the first meeting of G-20 leaders, and decisive action by the central banks and treasuries of the world’s major economies that prevented the financial crisis of 2008-2009 from turning into a 1930’s style world-wideContinue Reading