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ItemActivism, Anarchism, and Power(Institute of International Studies, University of California at Berkeley, 2002-03-22) Kreisler, HarryAn interview with Noam Chomsky, in which he outlines some of the influences behind his political views. He also discusses the relationship between the way he approaches science and the way he approaches politics. The interview is part of the Conversations with History series, of the Institute of International Studies, University of California at Berkeley. Click on the link above to read the interview. ItemAlan Greenspan(Encyclopedia Britannica, 2020) Editors of the Encyclopedia BritannicaAlan Greenspan is an economist who earned his BA and MA in economics at New York University and went on to enroll in the doctoral program at Columbia University. There he met and became close to Ayn Rand and was highly influenced by her philosophy of individual self-interest and laissez-faire capitalism. He was appointed Chairmen of the Federal Reserve Board by President Ronald Reagan, and served in that capacity from 1987-2006. He was given credit for the largest economic expansion in US history Recognition for his achievements included the French Legion of Honour and being named an honorary knight by Queen Elizabeth. To read this article in the Encyclopedia Britannica, click on the URI above.For a brief introduction to the beliefs of Ayn Rand, click on the link below. ItemBanking, Credit, and Economic Fluctuations(Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at Brookings, 2022-12-08) Bernanke, Ben S.Ben S. Bernanke, former chair of the United States Federal Reserve, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2022. The lecture he delivered for that occasion is attached. Click on the file link above to read it. ItemBen Bernanke, former Fed chair, shares economics Nobel for research on banks and crisis(Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), 2022-10-12) Kampeas, RonBen Bernanke, the former chair of the United States Federal Reserve, was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics in 2022, which he shared with two other economists. He received the award primarily on the basis of a 1983 paper on the behavior of banks during the Depression. His research was influential in handling the 2008 financial crisis. Click on the link above to read the article. ItemThe Common Good(Alfred A. Knopf, 2018) Reich, Robert:The Common Good," a book by Robert Reich, explores the concept of a common good, the moral obligations that unite us as a society and a nation. This book is freely available at the Internet Archive. Click on the icon to download and read the book. Click on the link below to see his blog and get insights into his thinking and views. ItemEconomics Nobel awarded to Claudia Goldin for work on women in the labor market(2023-10-09) Kampeas, RonHarvard professor, Claudia Goldin, was awarded the 2023 Nobel Prize in Economics. The Nobel committee recognized her for her work on gender gaps both in participation in the labor force and in wages. As the Royal Swedish Academy of Science noted in its press release, "“Claudia Goldin has trawled the archives and collected over 200 years of data from the U.S., allowing her to demonstrate how and why gender differences in earnings and employment rates have changed over time." Click on the above link to read the article ItemEmpirical Linguistics of Zellig S. Harris(zelligharris.org, 2015) Harris, ZelligContains source material on the work of Zellig Harris in language, information, applied mathematics, and the foundations of linguistics. Also includes ongoing research and applications in linguistics, informatics, computer science, mathematics, philosophy of science, and social change. Click on the link above to access the Web page. ItemErving Goffman(Institute of Dialogue Studies, 2016) Henry, Philip M.A discussion of the life and ideas of Erving Goffman, a widely read Jewish Canadian sociologist, whose works include the well-known "The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life." Click on the icon below to access the article. ItemFor Historian Howard Zinn, Political Struggle Trumped All Private Concerns(Haaretz, 2012-12-17) Thrope, SamuelThis article discusses the book, "Howard Zinn: A Life on the Left" by Martin Duberman. Zinn was a prominent historian in the 20th century. He was committed to an approach to history that tells the stories of the marginalized and oppressed people, which are overlooked in traditional history. In addition to Zinn's work being a critique of the American political and social structure, he was an engaged political activist. Click on the link above to read the article. For more information about Zinn and for samples of his work, click on the link to his Web Site below. ItemHenry A. Kissinger: United States statesman(Encylopedia Britannica, 2020-02-11) The Editors of Encyclopedia BritannicaA biography of Henry Kissinger and description of his career whose service in various cabinet positions spanned ss many presidents. He has served as Secretary of State, national security advisor In 1973 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with Le Duc Tho of North Vietnam for their role in negotiating a conclusion to the War in Vietnam. He is also known for his diplomacy with the Soviet Union and China under President Richard Nixon and for his "shuttle diplomacy" after the Arab-Israeli War of 1973 and brokered the resumption of diplomatic relations between the United States and Egypt. Click on the link to read the biography. ItemHowardZinn.org(2021) Zinn, HowardA Web Site devoted to Howard Zinn. It includes biographical information, archival material from Zinn's papers a various repositories, articles he wrote, interviews with him, information about his many projects, etc. Click on the link above to visit the Web Site. For additional discussion about Zinn and his work, click on the link below. ItemThe Increasing Returns Revolution in Trade and Geography(Nobelprize.org, 2008-12-08) Krugman, PaulThe Nobel Prize lecture by Paul Krugman on the occasion of accepting the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. Click on the icon to access the pdf copy of the lecture. ItemThe Increasing Returns Revolution in Trade and Geography (Nobel Prize Lecture)(nobelprize.org, 2008) Krugman, PaulPaul Krugman's Nobel Prize Lecture delivered on 8 December 2008 at Aula Magna, Stockholm University. In it he discusses the ides that led to him being awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics. Click on the link above to access the video. ItemInflation and Unemployement(NobelPrize.org, 1976-12-13) Friedman, MiltonMilton Friedman's Nobel Prize Lecture available here in pdf form. Click on the link below to access. ItemInformation and the Change of the Paradigm in Economics(NobelPrize.org, 2001-12-08) Stiglitz, Joseph E.Joseph Stiglitz won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2001. He shared the prize with George Al Akelof and Michael Spence. Their research for which they were awarded the Nobel Prize focused on the interrelationship between information and market forces. Click on the icon to read Stiglitz's Nobel Lecture. ItemAn Introduction to the Study of Language(Henry Holt and Company (digitized by the Internet Archive in 2010 with funding from the University of Toronto), 1914) Bloomfield, LeonardAn early work by the noted linguist, Leonard Bloomfield. Click on the icon below to access a pdf version of the book. ItemJanet L. Yellen - Research(Brookings Institute, 2020) Brookings InstituteLinks to several presentations Janet Yellen gave at the Brookings Institute, in which she discusses her research. Click on the link above to visit the site. ItemJanet Yellen: Background And Philosophy(Investopeida, 2020-11-23) Cussen, Mark P.Nominated by President Barack Obama in 2013, Janet Yellen was the first woman to serve as chair of the Federal Reserve Board. In 2020 President elect Joe Biden nominated her to be the first woman to serve as Secretary of the Treasury. This article describes her background, her education and her academic career, during which she served as professor of economics in a number of prestigious universities. Also described is her approach to economics and the role of government in regulating markets. Click on the link above to read the article. ItemJeffrey D. Sachs: American economist(The Encyclopedia Britannica, 2019-11-01) The Editors of the Encyclopedia BritannicaThe Encyclopedia Birtannica's biographical article on Jeffrey Sacks discusses the prominent economist, Jeffrey Sachs and some of his notable achievements. His current initiatives are focused around issues of poverty, the economic impacts of climate change and health inequalities. A professor at Columbia University, Sachs has served as an advisor to the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, and has served as an economic advisor--with varying degrees of success to foreign governments. Click on the link to read the article. ItemJewish Leader Irving Abella at 80: An Appreciation(TheJ.ca, 2020-07-12) Koffman, David S.An article about Irving Abella, Professor Emeritus at York University and eminent historian. Written to honor Abella on his 89th birthday, discusses his many notable achievements, his membership in the Order of Canada, his election as a Fellow to the Royal Society of Canada and the recognition he received from Queen Elizabeth II. He received these honors for the significance of his work as a historian. He did pioneering scholarly work on Jewish studies in Canada, antisemitism in Canada and the Canadian labor movement. Abella is married to Supreme Court Justice, Rosalie Abella. Click on the link above to read the article. For information about Justice Rosalie Abella, click on the link below.