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Professor's Perspective

Reskilling Over a Lifetime: Learning New Skills as We Age

August 20, 2018

“Reskilling” is the act of learning a new trade or employable skill, usually in middle-age or older. Professor Timothy Taylor discusses the options available for people in the US and world looking for a future in a new profession. […]

Professor's Perspective

The Medical Bankruptcies Debate

June 26, 2018

The debate over the extent to which uninsured medical costs lead to personal bankruptcies is interesting for a couple of reasons. In terms of social science and politics, it leads to a quagmire of difficult discussions, debating between someone’s health and their wallet. […]

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Professor's Perspective

How Trump Can Get US North Korea Summit Back On Track

May 29, 2018

General Wesley Clark discusses the canceled North Korean summit and the potential for negotiation. He states, “The problem posed by North Korea is indeed difficult. So, rather than taking the summit cancellation as a setback, the U.S. should take it as an opportunity to establish a robust process that can truly deal with the issues threatening security and stability in Northeast Asia.” […]

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Professor's Perspective

Both Sides of the Vaping Controversy

May 17, 2018

Both Sides of the Vaping Controversy. Could vaping and e-cigarettes reduce the toll of death and illness due to smoking conventional cigarettes? The most recent issue of the Annual Review of Public Health has a nice pro-and-con. Professor Timothy Taylor discusses both sides of artificial cigarettes. Read more on The Great Courses Daily. […]

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Professor's Perspective

The Cost of Leaving the Iran Deal

May 11, 2018

Here’s the real cost of leaving the Iran deal. President Trump’s announcement that the U.S. will withdraw from the Iran deal and seek to reimpose sanctions proves one thing: the president isn’t afraid to pull the trigger. General Wesley K. Clark discusses more on The Great Courses Daily. Read now. […]

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Olympic Economics

February 27, 2018

Professor Timothy Taylor discusses the Olympic Economics of this year’s winter Olympics in South Korea. Read more on The Great Courses Daily […]

American History

History of Latin America: The Rise of Latin American Nations

December 1, 2017

Latin America does not usually loom in world history as the source of one of the great traditions. It’s a borrower of forces and influences from other places that then merge with more local elements and traditions, but Latin America has had a varied and significant role in world history. […]

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History

Big History and The Modern Revolution: Humanity Enters the Modern Era

December 1, 2017

In the last millennium, the pace of change accelerated sharply and decisively. The isolation of the world zones was breached in the 16th century. Then, from 1700 on the pace of innovation began to accelerate so rapidly that, within just three centuries, the entire world had been transformed. […]

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