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Some of Luis' writing in English on openDemocracy - http://www.opendemocracy.net/author-profile/luis-de-miranda

Come to continue this conversation on March 2nd 2012, http://luisdemiranda.eventbrite.com/

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The SOPA fight was presented as one about fundamental rights versus greedy Hollywood. Tony Curzon Price talks to Albert Wenger, partner at Union Square Ventures, the venture capital fund behind a lot of the most innovative and visible web companies of today, to try to understand: is it about principle, or the competing interests of big Tech vs. big Entertainment

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The SOPA fight was presented as one about fundamental rights versus greedy Hollywood. Tony Curzon Price talks to Albert Wenger, partner at Union Square Ventures, the venture capital fund behind a lot of the most innovative and visible web companies of today, to try to understand: is it about principle, or the competing interests of big Tech vs. big Entertainment

The SOPA fight was presented as one about fundamental rights versus greedy Hollywood. Tony Curzon Price talks to Albert Wenger, partner at Union Square Ventures, the venture capital fund behind a lot of the most innovative and visible web companies of today, to try to understand: is it about principle, or the competing interests of big Tech vs. big Entertainment

The SOPA fight was presented as one about fundamental rights versus greedy Hollywood. Tony Curzon Price talks to Albert Wenger, partner at Union Square Ventures, the venture capital fund behind a lot of the most innovative and visible web companies of today, to try to understand: is it about principle, or the competing interests of big Tech vs. big Entertainment

David Pryce-Jones in conversation with Tony Curzon Price about his latest book on radicals of the left and right whose anger with England and whose traumas led them to seek comfort and revenge in foreign causes. Is there really a common thread to Byron, T.E. Lawrence and Lord Haw Haw? And should one take care to distinguish reason from motive?

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Liberalism does not evolve and progress according to some internal process, but because of the historical challenges it has faced. Slavery, colonialism, anti-semnitism have all been a part of this. How do religious fundamentalism, environment and immigration challenge Liberalism today?

A conversation based around Dominico Losurdo's book, Liberalism, A counter history (verso)

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A conversation with Vaclav Stetka on Media/Politics/Business in central and Eastern Europe

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Yvan Guichaoua, West Africa expert researching non-government armed groups, describes what kind of force is Al Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb is, what motivates its members and what are the conditions of its success. Smuggling, fast cars, and the economics of ransoms combine with ideology to create a new threat.

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Min Sec Note

1 31 H-J C Starts

2 50 How did Economics as a discipline get taken over by dogmatism?

10 50 How should we think about the role of politics in economic management?

14 5 The model by which center right governments provide competent technocracies - France, Korea, Japan

16 21 What should the relationship of the public servant be to the nation?

20 21 Warren Buffett on the social contingency of his success

23 17 How should we integrate social capital into economists' theories?

24 53 How could Britain be so much righer than Korea in the 1980s when the people were no brighter?

27 57 What goes wrong when you think your computer is a washing machine?

30 11 Student funding - is paying wrong?

37 4 The inheritors- Gary Becker versus Pierre Bourdieu on discrimination

40 21 What to do with the financial sector?

44 21 The general habit of privatising gains and socialising losses

46 45 The social invention of limited liability - Mill and Marx approve

47 33 But we live in planned economies today

49 53 Back to politics - How should the planning knobs be set?

52 21 The dreadful example of the takeover of TRIPS at the WTO

53 57 The Tube strike -= measurement, and back to socialising losses

57 46 And when banks socialise the loss of a stolen cheque book

58 42 The vulnerability of the social system

60 34 Do we need to re-invent a capital allocation mechanism?

62 37 Back to politics - who writes the rules?

65 9 A depressing view of global institutions - how does democracy get back in control?

67 33 The freedom of corporate speech - what was that?

69 9 Legitimacy as one of the most important public goods

65 9 The idea of the nation, immigration, and the rise of the xenophobic right

78 21 World government and democratic control

79 33 The theatre of EU negotiations in the ACP

81 9 The role of East Asia in world governance

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