04 - 06 January 2014

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The robots are coming. Will they bring wealth or a divided society?
The Observer, 05/01/2014, p.24, Gavin Kelly
At the LSE, the respected economist Alan Manning, who has led work on the polarising impact of technology on our jobs market, laments only half-jokingly that he'd like to have the time to develop a new subdiscipline on "science-fiction economics". It would bring rigour to our understanding of possible societies in which machines do radically more and humans less.
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jan/04/robots-future-society-drones|  

Masterpiece of research finds artists' peak age
The Sunday Times (Scotland)*, 05/01/2014, p.15, Hannah Summers; Maurice Chittenden
Academics who have studied the work of 200 of the world’s most famous artists have calculated that they created their best art at a little before two thirds — 0.6198 to be precise — through their lifespan…..Tiffany Jenkins, a cultural commentator and former visiting fellow at the London School of Economics, said: "It's a study that appears to want to find some mathematical significance in what we value in art, but this is a quest that is
http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Arts/article1359378.ece|  

Mutiny on the high fees
The Sunday Times, 05/01/2014, p.8, Julie Henry
University students facing soaring debts are demanding they get what they’ve paid for in the form of better teaching. For Tom Schafranek, who left his course at the London School of Economics after a term, one enthusiastic lecturer did not make up for a general lack of intellectual stimulation. "There was an attitude, at least among the people
http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/newsreview/education/article1358925.ece|  

Social care cuts stranded 18,500 patients in hospital over Christmas
The Guardian 05/01/2014, p. 13 Denis Campbell, Toby Helm
NHS will struggle to cope with the increasing pressures brought on by lack of social-care provision unless the system is radically reformed and given adequate funding." Research last month by the London School of Economics found 483,000 people had either lost their home care support or were no longer eligible to claim it, compared with 2008. A Department of Health spokesman
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jan/05/care-cuts-strand-thousands-hospital-christmas|  

Let it be, Boris: Beatles claim upsets Liverpool
The Guardian, 04/01/2014, p.14, Sean Michaels
as "typical Tory posturing", Anderson proposed that next "[they'll] claim they were backing Nelson Mandela all the way". Johnson put forward his theory as part of a talk at the London School of Economics in early December. "The greatest band in the world came from Liverpool," he said, "but in the end they recorded their stuff in London

Renate Simpson
The Guardian, 04/01/2014, p.35, Ludi Simpson
Her father was a statistician and economist who was hounded out of Germany for his radical politics and Jewish parentage. Renate studied at the London School of Economics from the age of 16. She talked of her good luck in being evacuated with the LSE to Cambridge during the second world war, as she
http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/jan/02/renate-simpson-obituary|  

Support Ukrainians and they can help us build a fairer Europe
The Guardian, 04/01/2014, p.33, Unattributed
New School for Social Research, Zygmunt Bauman University of Leeds, Ulrich Beck Munich University, Seyla Benhabib Yale University, Giovanna Bercoff University of Milan, Boris Buden writer and philosopher, Craig Calhoun London School of Economics, José Casanova Georgetown University, Andrea Graziosi University of Naples Federico II, Irena Grudzinska Gross Princeton University, Tomáš Halìk Charles University, Prague, Roald Hoff-mann Cornell University, János
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/03/support-ukrainians-build-fairer-europe|  

ZERO-tolerance policies on school discipline [...]
Daily Mail, 04/01/2014, p.24, Unattributed
Teachers should be patient with children who challenge them and give them leeway to break rules, said Yona Rubinstein from the London School of Economics. Professor Rubinstein looked at data on 12,000 Americans aged between 15 to 22 in 1979. In 1980 they were asked if they had ever been involved 

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The academic fat cats: Vice-chancellors at Britain's top universities get £22,000 pay rises as lecturers are stuck on 1 per cent
The Independent (Web), 03/01/2014, Unattributed
brought his remuneration package up to £334,000. Don Nutbeam, of Southampton University was awarded £19,015 extra - bringing his package up to £333, 515. Craig Colhoun, newly appointed director of the London School of Economics, received £466,000 - although £88,000 of this was to pay for his relocation from the United States. That compares to £285,000 for his predecessor Sir Howard
http://www.independent.co.uk/student/news/university-chiefs-under-fire-for-huge-pay-rises-after-tuition-fee-hikes-9034893.html|  

Some university bosses 'had 8% rise'
BBC News, Business, 03/01/2014
basic salary of £400,000 while Craig Calhoun, incoming director of the London School of Economics, was paid a total of £466,000 which included a one off relocation payment from the United States of £88,000. The magazine also looks at pay...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25577066|  

Some university bosses ‘had 8% pay rise’ last year
Universities News, 03/01/2014
basic salary of £400,000 while Craig Calhoun, incoming director of the London School of Economics, was paid a total of £466,000 which included a one off relocation payment from the United States...
http://www.universitiesnews.com/2014/01/03/some-university-bosses-had-8-pay-rise-last-year/|  

Letters: Greed and stupidity led to WW1 slaughter
The Independent (Web), 05/01/2014, Independent Voices
UK armed forces in the First World War and borne by families at home. Dr David Payne, Penarth, South Wales I didn’t call for satire regulation Richard Berry (letter, 1 January), from the LSE Public Policy Group, took me to task for a comment made on Radio 4’s When Comedy and Politics Collide. Unfortunately, Mr Berry did not do what he would require of
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/letters-greed-and-stupidity-led-to-ww1-slaughter-9040075.html|  

Billionaires who were once DIRT POOR
Malaysia Chronicle, 05/01/2014
to live with his relatives in London. He put himself through the London School of Economics working as a waiter and railway porter. After graduating, Soros worked at a souvenir shop before...
http://malaysia-chronicle.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=209142:billionaires-who-were-once-dirt-poor&Itemid=3#axzz2pXyZSHIM|  

Al Sharpton uses fake science props to educate right-wing global warming deniers
Examiner.com, 04/01/2014, Devonia Smith
carbon budgets are never diminished. Right on message, Bob Ward, of the London School of Economics, stated: "Climate change ‘skeptics' will no doubt desperately seize on these corrections and...
http://www.examiner.com/article/al-sharpton-uses-fake-science-props-to-educate-right-wing-global-warming-deniers?cid=rss|  

Libyan tribes struggle to reconcile years after revolution
USA Today, 04/01/2014
" said Fawaz Gerges, director of the Middle East Center at the London School of Economics. "There are mechanisms of co-existence and finding democratic means to resolve past tensions and injustices...
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/01/04/libya-revolution-tawergha-tribe/4301975/|  

Wolf of Wall Street breaks record for F-word at 506, says UK daily
Malaysian Insider, 04/01/2014
Laurel Acquisition. Riza began a career in banking after graduating from the London School of Economics in 2000, according to Sarawak Report. It said he worked with consultancy firm KPMG...
http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/wolf-of-wall-street-breaks-record-for-f-word-at-506-says-uk-daily|  

Some university bosses ‘had 8% pay rise’ last year
Education News, 04/01/2014
basic salary of £400,000 while Craig Calhoun, incoming director of the London School of Economics, was paid a total of £466,000 which included a one off relocation payment from the United States...
http://www.educationviews.org/university-bosses-had-8-pay-rise-year/|  

London and Liverpool’s Mayors are Feuding over the Beatles
The Atlantic Cities, 03/01/2014, Mark Byrnes
month, while giving a talk called "London, Gateway to Britain" at the London School of Economics, Johnson said the "greatest band in the world came from Liverpool, but in the end they recorded...
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/politics/2014/01/london-and-liverpools-mayors-are-feuding-again/8016|  

What you can do to pull the plug on fossil fuels in 2014: Guest commentary
San Bernardino County Sun, 03/01/2014, Andrew Korfhage
fossil fuel companies will become liabilities. Studies by numerous analysts, including the London School of Economics, the Aperio Group, HSBC, and Impact Asset Management, demonstrate fossil-fuel-comp...
http://www.sbsun.com/opinion/20140103/what-you-can-to-pull-the-plug-on-fossil-fuels-in-2014-guest-commentary|  

Boris Johnson must apologise over Beatles claim, says Liverpool mayor
theguardian.com, 03/01/2014, Sean Michaels
forward his unconventional provenance theory as part of a talk at the London School of Economics in early December. "The greatest band in the world came from Liverpool," he said, "but in the end they recorded their stuff in London and it...
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jan/03/boris-johnson-beatles-success-london-liverpool-mayor|  

Solving the developing world’s gender gap
Cranston Herald, 03/01/2014, Charity Wallace
gap in the developing world are manifold. One powerful explanation comes from London School of Economics professor Satoshi Kanazawa. She has found that women spend less time socializing outside..
http://www.cranstononline.com/stories/Solving-the-developing-worlds-gender-gap,88690?category_id=54&town_id=3&sub_type=stories|  

Susan Rasky, journalist and mentor at Berkeley was 61
LA Observed, 03/01/2014
where she earned a master’s degree in economic history from the London School of Economics. "We'll miss Susan so much," said Dean Ed Wasserman. "She was deeply intelligent, caring, insightful, passionate and uncompromising. She personified what's...
http://www.laobserved.com/archive/2014/01/susan_rasky_journalist_an.php|  

Scottish Independence Referendum
The Edinburgh Reporter, 03/01/2014, Phyllis Stephen 
A few of the remarks and comments and pointers to articles about the Scottish Independence Referendum that we have... Professor Chris Pissarides, LSE:
It would not be good for either, especially the Scottish economy. Being part of the UK gives a smaller economy like Scotland’s the assurance that if something goes wrong there will be help forthcoming. The last thing any Scot should wish is to give up the support potentially available from the UK (England?) for support from the European Union under Germany’s rules.
http://www.theedinburghreporter.co.uk/2014/01/scottish-independence-referendum-todays-chat-2/|  

Economists condemn a ‘yes’ vote as disastrous for Scotland
The Times Online, 03/01/2014, p.1, Unattributed
snapshot of views from a select group of individuals. They are significant, however, because of the pedigree of respondents and for the volume of responses. Professor Chris Pissarides, of the London School of Economics, said: "It would not be good for either, especially the Scottish economy. Being part of the UK gives a smaller economy like Scotland's the assurance that
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/scotland/article3964619.ece| (£) 

Nicola Sturgeon: Economy will decide independence referendum
Telegraph (Web), 03/01/2014, Simon Johnson
FT survey, which asked experts how they thought a vote for independence would affect the Scottish economy and the rest of the UK. Christopher Pissarides, professor of economics at the London School of Economics, said being part of the Union gives a small economy like Scotland assurance that help will be forthcoming if something goes wrong. "The last thing any
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10547796/Nicola-Sturgeon-Economy-will-decide-independence-referendum.html|  

Cellular Biomedicine Group Announces Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer and Board Secretary and New Audit Committee Chair
Yahoo! Finance, 03/01/2014
Administration (MBA) from New York University's Stern School of Business, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the HEC Paris School of Management. About Cellular Biomedicine...
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/cellular-biomedicine-group-announces-appointment-174525567.html|  
Also in: Reuters

Ukip Councillor Samuel Fletcher Facebook Thread Covers Immigration, Gays, Mushrooms and Affairs
The Huffington Post, 03/01/2014, Chris York
INTO THE WORLD: Ukip Are BornUkip was founded in 1993 by LSE professor Alan Sked in opposition to the
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2011/12/01/sarkozy-calls-for-refounding-of-europe_n_1123908.html|  

Susan Rasky, reporter and journalism teacher, dies
Santa Maria Times, 05/01/2014
Berkeley, and received a master's degree in economic history from the London School of Economics.A memorial service was planned Sunday in Mill Valley.
http://santamariatimes.com/news/state-and-regional/susan-rasky-reporter-and-journalism-teacher-dies/article_6559abed-561c-50c6-b3d9-c03bacf037ce.html|
Also in: Denver Post 

Spoilt for choice or spoilt by choice?
3mana, 05/01/2014
in the 21st century. Renata Salecl is a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics. She’s also a Senior Researcher in Criminology at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Renata, welcome to The Philosopher’s Zone. Renata Salecl: Thank...
http://3mana.com/spoilt-for-choice-or-spoilt-by-choice/|  

Smartphone app helps keep track on New Year resolutions
CBCP Online, 05/01/2014
inspiration from friends in Heaven. Arnil Paras, a graduate of the London School of Economics, and Ace Bonita, a graduate of the University of Asia & the Pacific, developed a smartphone application or “app” called Alvaro Daily ( http://bit.ly/1ewtlw8...
http://www.cbcpnews.com/cbcpnews/?p=28403|  

Libyan tribes struggle to reconcile years after revolution
Libya Business Info, 05/01/2014
" said Fawaz Gerges, director of the Middle East Center at the London School of Economics. "There are mechanisms of co-existence and finding democratic means to resolve past tensions and injustices...
http://libyabizinfo.com/story-z7533675|  

Pushpa Arabindoo
The Hindu, 05/01/2014
and urban design before completing her Ph.D in Planning from the London School of Economics. She is a lecturer in Geography & Urban Design at the Department of Geography, University College London...
http://www.thehindu.com/books/pushpa-arabindoo/article5541707.ece|  

Putting evidence at the heart of policy making – the NDP
South Africa, 05/01/2014
is MD of Intellidex and a PhD candidate in philosophy at the London School of Economics. More on the NDP For the latest from BDLive
http://showme.co.za/business/business-finance/putting-evidence-at-the-heart-of-policy-making-the-ndp/|  

“Europa no cuenta. China, Rusia y EEUU protagonizarán la próxima gran guerra”
El Confidencial, 05/01/2014
historiador y profesor recibe a El Confidencial en su despacho de la London School of Economics en Londres, donde los libros y los papeles se adueñan de un espacio con aire más vetusto que antiguo...
http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=auto&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.elconfidencial.com%2Fcultura%2F2013-12-30%2Feuropa-no-cuenta-china-rusia-y-eeuu-protagonizaran-la-proxima-gran-guerra_70246%2F&sl=es&tl=auto&history_state=0|  

Unión Europea de unas minorías
El Espectador, 05/01/2014
Las razones de ese elitismo son que tras la experiencia del nazismo, los impulsores de la integración sospechaban de la idea de soberanía popular; la Unión ha tenido siempre una arquitectura que...
http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=auto&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Ffeeds.elespectador.com%2Fc%2F33813%2Ff%2F607844%2Fs%2F35809efa%2Fsc%2F16%2Fl%2F0L0Selespectador0N0Copinion0Cunion0Eeuropea0Ede0Eunas0Eminorias0Ecolumna0E466916%2Fstory01.htm&sl=es&tl=auto&history_state=0|  

Burgemeester Liverpool pikt Beatles-opmerking Boris Johnson niet
De Morgen, 03/01/2014
"typisch Tory geneuzel". Johnson deed zijn uitspraak tijdens een gesprek op de London School of Economics in december. Hij stelde dat de Beatles als beste band van de wereld wel uit Liverpool...
http://www.demorgen.be/dm/nl/990/Buitenland/article/detail/1767635/2014/01/03/Burgemeester-Liverpool-pikt-Beatles-opmerking-Boris-Johnson-niet.dhtml|  

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