My media week 17/04/11

NPR’s Planet Money looked at the economics of drugs from the perspective of Freeway Rick Ross who was one of the biggest crack dealers in LA in the ’80s and ’90s: The Tuesday Podcast: A Former Crack Dealer On The Economics Of Drugs.

With all the controversy in France about The niqab and the burqa  Foreign Policy looked at five countries – France,  Saudi Arabia, Bhutan North Korea and Sudan -where the term “fashion police” is meant literally: What Not to Wear.

Ten new courses have recently been added to Open Yale Courses:

The American Revolution with Professor Joanne B. Freeman

Capitalism: Success, Crisis and Reform with Professor Douglas W. Rae

Cervantes’ Don Quixote with Professor Roberto González Echevarría

Early Modern England: Politics, Religion, and Society under the Tudors and Stuarts  with Professor Keith E. Wrightson

Environmental Politics and Law with Professor John P. Wargo

Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 with Professor Frank Snowden

Financial Theory with Professor John Geanakoplos

Foundations of Modern Social Theory with Professor Iván Szelényi

Fundamentals of Physics, II with Professor Ramamurti Shankar

The Moral Foundations of Politics with Professor Ian Shapiro


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