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Tagged with “economics” (6)

  1. Episode 509: Will A Computer Decide Whether You Get Your Next Job? : Planet Money : NPR

    To hire new employees, some companies are paying less attention to resumes and more attention to data — and the data are leading to some surprising findings.

    On today's show, we take a weird hiring test for a call-center job. And we hear what does (and doesn't) predict success for everyone from call-center workers to software developers.

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  2. The Story of Economics ‘Monsters’: 30 Mar 2011

    In this three-part series Michael Blastland lays out the history of economic ideas to understand why economics goes wrong and whether it can ever go entirely right. In the third and final programme, 'Monsters', Michael investigates another view of economics: that it is the story of people, how they think and behave.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/moreorless

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/moreorless

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  3. The Story of Economics ‘Gods’: 16 Mar 2011

    More or Less creator Michael Blastland lays out the history of economic ideas to understand why economics goes wrong and whether it can ever go entirely right. In the first programme of a three part series, Michael travels to Athens and the site of Aristotle's Lyceum - where economics as a discipline began.

    Tim Harford and the More or Less team investigate numbers in the news. Numbers are used in every area of public debate. But are they always reliable? More or Less tries to make sense of the statistics which surround us. A half-hour programme broadcast at 1330 on Friday afternoons and repeated at 2000 on Sundays on Radio 4. http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/moreorless

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  4. When Cinnamon moved markets - Planet Money #148

    Economist editor,Tom Standage, says if you want to get a good picture of world history, you should look at spices.

    In his book, An Edible History of Humanity, Standage writes about how tall tales of carnivorous birds and flying snakes let Arab middleman charge Europeans inflated prices for cinnamon and pepper for years. Standage says it wasn't until an Indian ship went adrift in the Red Sea that the Europeans realized there was an easier route to get all those spices they had been craving.

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  5. Kevin Kelly on the Future of the Web and Everything Else

    March 26 2007 - Author Kevin Kelly talks about the role of technology in our lives, the future of the web, how to time travel, the wisdom of the hive, the economics of reputation, the convergence of the biological and the mechanical, and his impact on the movies The Matrix and Minority Report.

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