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In Fear the Boom and Bust, John Maynard Keynes and F. A. Hayek, two of the great economists of the 20th century, come back to life to attend an economics conference on the economic crisis. Before the conference begins, and at the insistence of Lord Keynes, they go out for a night on the town and sing about why there's a "boom and bust" cycle in modern economies and good reason to fear it.
On January 12th a 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti's capital, Port-Au-Prince and caused massive devastation to the city. The death toll is expected to be well in the thousands and a massive response by government agencies and non-profits has already begun. Here are a few of our 3 and 4-star charities responding to the crisis along with a synopsis of their plans. Each of these charities has a history of working on massive disasters and/or of working in Haiti.
A Fistful Of Dollars: The Story of a Kiva.org Loan
This video follows the path of a $25 loan from London, England to Preak Tamao village, Cambodia. Kiva.org is a website that allows internet users like you or I to lend money to people that need it in developing countries, with the aim of empowering them to lift themselves out of poverty.
2.03.10 - The Lyric Oxford - Oxford, MS 2.04.10 - House of Blues - New Orleans, LA ~ Buy Tickets Now! 2.05.10 - House of Blues - Dallas, TX ~ Buy Tickets Now! 2.06.10 - The Warehouse - Houston, TX 2.09.10 - Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff, AZ 2.11.10 - The Marquee - Tempe , AZ 2.12.10 - House of Blues - San Diego , CA ~ Buy Tickets Now! 2.13.10 - House of Blues - W. Hollywood, CA~ Buy Tickets Now! 2.14.10 - Downtown Brew - San Luis Obispo, CA 2.17.10 - Harlow’s - Sacramento, CA 2.18.10 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA ~ Buy Tickets Now! 2.19.10 - The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA 2.20.10 - Harrah’s -Lake Tahoe, NV 2.21.10 - Mystic Theatre - Petaluma, CA 2.24.10 - Humboldt Brews - Arcata, CA 2.25.10 - WOW Hall - Eugene, OR 2.26.10 - Knitting Factory - Spokane, WA 2.27.10 - Knitting Factory - Boise, ID 3.05.10 - Turner Hall - Milwaukee, WI 3.06.10 - Barrymore Theatre - Madison, WI 3.07.10 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN ~ Buy Tickets Now! 3.10.10 - House Of Blues - Cleveland, OH ~ Buy Tickets Now! 3.11.10 - Intersection -Grand Rapids, MI ~ Buy Tickets Now! 3.12.10 - Madison Theatre - Covington, KY ~ Buy Tickets Now! 3.13.10 - The Pageant - St. Louis, MO ~ Buy Tickets Now! 3.16.10 - Exit-In - Nashville, TN 3.17.10 - The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC ~ Buy Tickets Now! 3.18.10 - Valarium - Knoxville, TN 3.19.10 - The Music Farm - Charleston, SC 3.20.10 - Amos’ Southend -Charlotte , NC 3.23.10 - The Handlebar - Greenville , SC 3.24.10 - Freebird Live - Jacksonville , FL 3.25.10 - Culture Room -Ft. Lauderdale, FL ~ Buy Tickets Now! 3.26.10 - The Ritz -Ybor City, FL 3.27.10 - House Of Blues - Buena Vista, FL ~ Buy Tickets Now! 3.29.10 - WorkPlay Theater - Birmingham, AL 3.31.10 - George’s Majestic Lounge - Fayetteville, AR 4.01.10 - Revolution Music Hall - Little Rock, AR 4.02.10 - Cain’s Ballroom -Tulsa, OK 4.03.10 - Antone’s - Austin, TX
Thu 2/4 ~ Ft. Lauderdale, FL :: BankAtlantic Center Fri 2/5 ~ Tampa, FL :: St. Pete Times Forum Sat 2/6 ~ Jacksonville, FL :: Jacksonville Arena Mon 2/8 ~ Charleston, SC :: North Charleston Coliseum Tue 2/9 ~ Birmingham, AL :: BJCC Arena Wed 2/10 ~ Nashville, TN :: Sommet Center Fri 2/12 ~Auburn Hills, MI :: The Palace of Auburn Hills Sat 2/13 ~ London, ON :: John Labatt Centre Sun 2/14 ~ Toronto, ON :: Air Canada Centre Tue 2/16 ~ Ottawa, ON :: Scotiabank Place Wed 2/17 ~ Montreal, QC :: Bell Centre Fri 2/19 ~ Uncasville, CT :: Mohegan Sun Sat 2/20 ~ Washington, DC :: Verizon Center Sun 2/21 ~ Philadelphia, PA :: Wachovia Center Wed 2/24 ~ Boston, MA :: TD Banknorth Garden Thu 2/25 ~ New York, NY :: Madison Square Garden Fri 2/26 ~ New York, NY :: Madison Square Garden Sun 2/28 ~ Grand Rapids, MI :: Van Andel Arena Mon 3/1 ~ Milwaukee, WI :: Bradley Center Tue 3/2 ~ St. Paul, MN :: Xcel Energy Center Thu 3/4 ~ Omaha, NE :: Qwest Center Fri 3/5 ~ Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center Sat 3/6 ~ Houston, TX :: Toyota Center Mon 3/8 ~ Austin, TX :: Frank Erwin Center Tue 3/9 ~ Dallas, TX :: American Airlines Center Wed 3/10 ~ New Orleans, LA :: New Orleans Arena Fri 3/12 ~ Columbus, OH :: Nationwide Arena Sat 3/13 ~ Louisville, KY :: Freedom Hall Mon 3/15 ~ Greensboro, NC :: Greensboro Coliseum Tue 3/16 ~ Charlottesville, VA :: John Paul Jones Arena Wed 3/17 ~ Atlanta, GA :: Philips Arena Fri 3/19 ~ Memphis, TN :: Fed Ex Forum Sat 3/20 ~ St Louis, MO :: Scottrade Center Mon 3/22 ~ Kansas City, MO :: Sprint Center Tue 3/23 ~ Denver, CO :: Pepsi Center Thu 3/25 ~ Los Angeles, CA :: Staples Center Fri 3/26 ~ San Jose, CA :: HP Pavilion Tue 3/30 ~ Portland, OR :: Rose Garden Wed 3/31 ~ Seattle, WA :: KeyArena Thu 4/1 ~ Vancouver, BC :: General Motors Place Sat 4/3 ~ Calgary, AB :: Pengrowth Saddledome Sun 4/4 ~ Edmonton, AB :: Rexall Place Tue 4/6 ~ Saskatoon, SK :: Credit Union Centre Wed 4/7 ~ Winnipeg, MB :: MTS Centre Thu 4/8 ~ Fargo, ND :: FargoDome Sat 4/10 ~ Chicago, IL :: United Center
01.13.10 | House of Blues | Anaheim, CA 01.14.10 | House of Blues | Anaheim, CA 01.15.10 | Ventura Theater | Ventura, CA 01.16.10 | Ventura Theater | Ventura, CA 01.17.10 | The Catalyst | Santa Cruz, CA 01.20.10 | The Fillmore | San Francisco, CA 01.21.10 | The Fillmore | San Francisco, CA 01.22.10 | Roseland Theater | Portland, OR 01.23.10 | Showbox at the Market | Seattle, WA 01.24.10 | W.O.W. Hall | Eugene, OR 01.27.10 | Knitting Factory | Boise, ID 01.28.10 | The Depo | Salt Lake City, UT 01.29.10 | Gothic Theatre | Englewood, CO 01.31.10 | Slowdown | Omaha, NE 02.03.10 | Fine Line Music Cafe | Minneapolis, MN 02.04.10 | House of Blues | Chicago, IL 02.05.10 | The Intersection | Grand Rapids, MI 02.06.10 | Newport Music Hall | Columbus, OH 02.10.10 | House of Blues | Boston, MA 02.11.10 | Fillmore @ Irving Plaza | New York, NY 02.13.10 | Fillmore @ Theatre of the Living Arts | Philadelphia, PA 02.14.10 | The NorVa | Norfolk, VA 02.17.10 | The Masquerade - Hell Stage | Atlanta, GA 02.18.10 | The Ritz | Ybor City, FL 02.19.10 | House of Blues | Orlando, FL 02.20.10 | Freedbird Live | Jacksonville Beach, FL 02.21.10 | Freedbird Live | Jacksonville Beach, FL 02.24.10 | House of Blues | New Orleans, LA 02.25.10 | House of Blues | Houston, TX 02.26.10 | Stubb’s | Austin, TX 02.27.10 | House of Blues | Dallas, TX 03.02.10 | Rialto Theatre | Tucson, AZ 03.03.10 | Marquee Theatre | Tempe, AZ 03.04.10 | House of Blues | San Diego, CA 03.05.10 | House of Blues | San Diego, CA 03.06.10 | House of Blues | West Hollywood, CA 03.07.10 | House of Blues | West Hollywood, CA
Tour Schedule 12.11.09 | DG’s Taphouse | Ames, IA 12.12.09 | SPACE | Evanston, IL 12.13.09 | Parlor City | Cedar Rapids, IA 12.14.09 | High Noon Saloon | Madison, WI 12.16.09 | Cosmic Charlie’s | Lexington, KY 12.17.09 | The Blue Wisp | Cincinnati, OH 12.18.09 | 2720 Cherokee | St Louis, MO 12.19.09 | Greenhouse Grille | Fayetteville, AR
Feature Film ~ 1:39:01 min. A DEA agent and a sheriff start raids on local farmers, who have started growing marijuana to keep their farms operational. A young man accidentally discovers that his straight-laced parents are involved in the marijuana cultivation.
Blink ~ Blink is about the first two seconds of looking--the decisive glance that knows in an instant. Gladwell, the best-selling author of The Tipping Point, campaigns for snap judgments and mind reading with a gift for translating research into splendid storytelling. Building his case with scenes from a marriage, heart attack triage, speed dating, choking on the golf course, selling cars, and military maneuvers, he persuades readers to think small and focus on the meaning of "thin slices" of behavior. The key is to rely on our "adaptive unconscious"--a 24/7 mental valet--that provides us with instant and sophisticated information to warn of danger, read a stranger, or react to a new idea.
The Tipping Point ~ "The best way to understand the dramatic transformation of unknown books into bestsellers, or the rise of teenage smoking, or the phenomena of word of mouth or any number of the other mysterious changes that mark everyday life," writes Malcolm Gladwell, "is to think of them as epidemics. Ideas and products and messages and behaviors spread just like viruses do." Although anyone familiar with the theory of memetics will recognize this concept, Gladwell's The Tipping Point has quite a few interesting twists on the subject.
For example, Paul Revere was able to galvanize the forces of resistance so effectively in part because he was what Gladwell calls a "Connector": he knew just about everybody, particularly the revolutionary leaders in each of the towns that he rode through. But Revere "wasn't just the man with the biggest Rolodex in colonial Boston," he was also a "Maven" who gathered extensive information about the British. He knew what was going on and he knew exactly whom to tell. The phenomenon continues to this day--think of how often you've received information in an e-mail message that had been forwarded at least half a dozen times before reaching you.
Outliers ~ Amazon Best of the Month, November 2008: Now that he's gotten us talking about the viral life of ideas and the power of gut reactions, Malcolm Gladwell poses a more provocative question in Outliers: why do some people succeed, living remarkably productive and impactful lives, while so many more never reach their potential? Challenging our cherished belief of the "self-made man," he makes the democratic assertion that superstars don't arise out of nowhere, propelled by genius and talent: "they are invariably the beneficiaries of hidden advantages and extraordinary opportunities and cultural legacies that allow them to learn and work hard and make sense of the world in ways others cannot." Examining the lives of outliers from Mozart to Bill Gates, he builds a convincing case for how successful people rise on a tide of advantages, "some deserved, some not, some earned, some just plain lucky."
What the Dog Saw ~ What is the difference between choking and panicking? Why are there dozens of varieties of mustard-but only one variety of ketchup? What do football players teach us about how to hire teachers? What does hair dye tell us about the history of the 20th century?
In the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has written three books that have radically changed how we understand our world and ourselves: The Tipping Point; Blink; and Outliers. Now, in What the Dog Saw, he brings together, for the first time, the best of his writing from TheNew Yorker over the same period.
Here is the bittersweet tale of the inventor of the birth control pill, and the dazzling inventions of the pasta sauce pioneer Howard Moscowitz. Gladwell sits with Ron Popeil, the king of the American kitchen, as he sells rotisserie ovens, and divines the secrets of Cesar Millan, the "dog whisperer" who can calm savage animals with the touch of his hand. He explores intelligence tests and ethnic profiling and "hindsight bias" and why it was that everyone in Silicon Valley once tripped over themselves to hire the same college graduate.
explore ~ Homeboy Short Video ~ 6:26 min. With the motto, "Nothing Stops a Bullet Like a Job", Homeboy Industries is giving hope to at-risk youth and former gang members in some of L.A.'s toughest neighborhoods.
CNBC Orginals ~ The Bubble Decade Video ~ 43:54 min. Take a fascinating look back at one of the most dramatic periods in financial history, a decade fraught with greed, and marked by bubbles inflated and then burst. Reported by David Faber.
Looking for a festival? If so, you're in the right place. Here is a complete list of 2010 music festivals in alphabetical order. Dates are subject to change so please visit the official festival site to confirm dates and other details. If there is a festival you don't see listed and would like to have listed, please email me at TheHippieSeed@gmail.com.