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Archive for February 15th, 2012

February 15th, 2012 - 11:36 pm § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges, Science, UW

The Dangerous “Research Works Act”

Richard Price, founder and CEO of Academia.edu from TECHCRUNCH Congress is currently considering a bill called “The Research Works Act”, whose purpose is to restrict public access to publicly-funded research. The bill is sponsored by large academic publishers who are keen to keep all research, i[...]

February 15th, 2012 - 6:01 pm § in The Ave Scene, UW

Richard Zerbe: Doing Things Is Worthwhile!

Decades-old riddle in economics — solved? By Peter Kelley UW News and Information You could say that the economic field of benefit-cost analysis has been stuck in a loop on a specific matter for 70 years — a kind of logical figure-eight that leads not forward, but back upon itself. And you could[...]

February 15th, 2012 - 11:48 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Hillary Interested in Heading World Bank

Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON | Thu Jun 9, 2011 7:13pm EDT (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been in discussions with the White House about leaving her job next year to become head of the World Bank, sources familiar with the discussions said on Thursday. “Hillary Clinton [...]