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TVM Dialog List 1040
1951 - 2000
A listing of the TVM Dialog in date uploaded / date modified order
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Technology, Society and Economy
OLPC delays upgrade in 2010 and now launches upgrade in 2012
OLPC is an initiative from MIT Media Labs that aims to use technology to improve education in poor societies
Open file 1951
Civility, Society and Economy
How many people need a friend?
A Victim Treats His Mugger Right ... an incident in New York in 2008
Open file 1952
Strategy, Society and Economy
Rethinking the growth imperative
Instead of focusing on increasing economic growth, shouldn't the focus be on long-term sustainability and durability?
Open file 1953
Economics, Society and Economy
More predictions for 2012
John Terrett: 2012 ... What's in store for the global economy?
Open file 1954
Economics, Society and Economy
Good times down Latin America's way
The outlook for Latin America remains positive in 2012 - despite reduced Chinese and Indian demand for raw materials.
Open file 1955
Internation, Society and Economy
Why India is riskier than China

China and to a lesser extent India are positioned to meet challenges resulting from the downturn in the world economy.
Open file 1956
Leadership, Society and Economy
Looking back at the turbulent global economy in 2011

Austerity measures, eurozone bailouts, US credit downgrade and Occupy protests define a bleak year.
Open file 1957
Violence, Society and Economy
Burgess Brief

There is no place for violence in civilized society
Open file 1958
Nelson Mandela

One of the best leaders in history
Open file 1959
Country ... Tunisia
Tunisia: The Arab Spring's success story?

The Cafe ... A group of Tunisians try to figure out how to make the move from revolution to a democratic functioning state.
Open file 1960
Country ... Tunisia
Tunisia: The uprising that started it all

Tunisians overthrew government, inspired uprisings across the region and launched their country on track to democracy.
Open file 1961
Country ... Tunisia
The Bouazizi 'big bang'

A year ago, a Tunisian street vendor lit himself on fire in an act of desperate defiance - sparking the Arab Spring.
Open file 1962
Accountability, Society and Economy
Burgess Briefs

How is accountability going to be made a key part of the process
Open file 1963
Metrics, Society and Economy
Per capita GDP by country

A full list of Per capita GDP by country ... but this really tells nothing about all important quality of life
Open file 1964
Technology, Society and Economy
An identity system that has failed

Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe > January 2012 ... TWIC: Safe & Sound – or not…
Open file 1965
People ... Scientists
Eric Lander

Dr. Eric Lander: the mathematician and geneticist behind the Human Genome Project and the Broad Institute.
Open file 1966
Politics, Society and Economy
The GOP Debate in New Hampshire

Top Republicans debate with NBC David Gregory before New Hampshire primary
Open file 1967
People ... Scientists
Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins: An interview with the evolutionary biologist, best-selling author and outspoken atheist.
Open file 1968
Energy, Society and Economy
Western oil firms remain as US exits Iraq

The end of the US military occupation does not mean Iraqis have full control of their oil.
Open file 1969
Country ... Iraq
Iraq: A country in shambles

Despite promises made for improvements, Iraq’s economy and infrastructure are still a disaster.
Open file 1970
Country ... Pakistan / Balochistan
Balochistan: Pakistan's other war

Baloch politicians and leaders share their vision of self-determination and freedom from Pakistani rule.
Open file 1971
Leadership, Society and Economy
Bunga, Zenga and Bandana Narratives: 2011

Bunga bunga, zenga zenga accentuated the overall disillusionment with politicians in every corner of the world.
Open file 1972
Media, Society and Economy
Media in South Sudan struggles

Media in South Sudan struggles ... In a Fledgling County, Perils for the Press
Open file 1973
Society and Economy
The best and the worst of 2011

Princeton University professor reviews the Arab Spring, occupy movement, climate change and Palestine's statehood bid.
Open file 1974

Open file 1975
Media, Society and Economy
2011 ... The News Corp. hacking saga

AlJazeera English Listening Post ... As the phone hacking investigation that ripped through UK politics and media moves to the US, what next for Murdoch?
Open file 1976
Tourism, Society and Economy
Tourism ... your community or the world?

The 45 Places to Go in 2012 ... a list prepared by Justin Mott for The New York Times
Open file 1977
People ... US Politics
Ron Paul

Build Your Own Levees, and Kiss Irene
Open file 1978
Country ... Iran
Misinformation about Iran is the norm

The New York Times is misleading the public on Iran ... The paper has made faulty allegations about Iran's nuclear programme without running proper corrections.
Open file 1979
Unions, Society and Economy
Working conditions, labor, etc

Call centers: The sweatshop of the modern era
Open file 1980
Power, Society and Economy
What is happening to the power of the USA

USA may have been the most powerful empire in the world ... but it also may become the most shortlived
Open file 1981
Activism, Society and Economy
How US police are handling Occupy

The marching orders for the Oakland Police sound like a steamroller to crack a nut ... not the way to address an intellectual problem
Open file 1982
Media, Society and Rconomy
Concentration of economic power

Counting Murdoch's billions ... Just how big is Murdoch's media empire and how hard might it fall?
Open file 1983
Sustainability, Society and Economy
Being Green Is Not New

A posting on Google+ about how an older generation were a whole lot greener than the modern pampered 'green' young folk
Open file 1984
Ideas, Society and Economy

VINOD KHOSLA on how technology and artificial intelligence might change health and education ... Burgess on a data issue
Open file 1985
Labor, Society and Economy
Labor, Productivity, GDP send wrong signals

American Exceptionalism and Worker-Bashing, Adam Davidson Style ... NYT/NPR economic guru Adam Davidson misrepresents the facts and appeals to American prejudices to sell worker-bashing.
Open file 1986
The 20 Biggest Donors of the 2012 Election (So Far)

Most of this money is going to Republican support, but not all
Open file 1987
People ... Politics US
Carl Forti

Money in Politics, Mitt Romney's $12 Million Mystery Super-PAC Man ... Meet Carl Forti, the publicity-loathing mastermind helping the Republican front-runner and conservative groups raise millions in dark money.
Open file 1988
Country ... Afghanistan
'Jump-start' to nowhere

Robert Grenier writes that the current US approach to secret negotiations with the Taliban are 'fatally flawed' and must be re-evaluated.
Open file 1989
Country ... Afghanistan
The road map to the Afghan endgame

January 2012 ... Pepe Escobar writes that some Taliban may set up an office in Doha, but will all Americans actually leave Kabul?
Open file 1990
Environment, Society and Economy
Rivers must flow: The case against big dams

January 2012 ... Lori Pottinger writes that large dams threaten the planet's riverine lifelines and action must be taken soon.
Open file 1991
Country ... El Salvador
Life in San Salvador

The capital of El Salvador is being torn apart as gangs clash, leaving death, chaos and destruction in their wake.
Open file 1992
International Affairs, Society and Economy
China and India: Rival Middle East strategies

Nima Khorrami Assl writes that the Asian giants are making calculated geopolitical decisions when it comes to their strategy in the Middle East.
Open file 1993
Country ... Nigeria
Some notes about Nigeria

January 2012 ... Nigeria, Troubled Giant. Many different problems, none of which the government leadership looks like handling well.
Open file 1994
People ... US Politics
John Huntsman

January 9, 2012 ... Rachel Maddow doing a piece mainly about John Huntsman
Open file 1995
People ... US Politics
Mitt Romney

January 9, 2012 ... Rachel Maddow doing a piece mainly about Mitt Romney
Open file 1996
Metrics, Society and Economy
Statistical method in health

Trials and Errors: Why Science Is Failing Us ... Every year, nearly $100 billion is invested in biomedical research in the US, all of it aimed at teasing apart the invisible bits of the body.
Open file 1997
Bill Moyers

Bill Moyers: Back With a New Series
Open file 1998
Prisons, Society and Economy
The shame of Guantanamo Bay

January 11, 2012 ... Anthony D Romero opines that all branches of the US government must act to end one of the most shameful episodes in American history.
Open file 1999
Prisons, Society and Economy
The shame of Guantanamo Bay

US detention post-9/11: Birth of a debacle ... The Bush administration made a series of decisions authorising torture and secret prisons just days after 9/11.
Open file 2000
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