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  • How one man spent 600 days walking the Silk Road to see the Caucasus and Central Asia by foot

    In August 2018, anthropology graduate Daniele Ventola left Italy to embark on the biggest adventure of his life — a journey to China along the Silk Road — on foot.

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  • Challenges to the Fed’s New Monetary Policy Strategy

    Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis: a discussion on some potential challenges the FOMC may face in pursuing a flexible average inflation targeting approach.

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  • Artificial Intelligence, Algorithmic Pricing and Collusion

    Pricing algorithms are increasingly replacing human decision making in real marketplaces. To inform the competition policy debate on possible consequences, we run experiments with pricing algorithms powered by Artificial Intelligence in controlled environments (computer simulations).

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  • Lowy Institute Live: In Conversation with General James Mattis and Sir Angus Houston

    On Thursday 15 October 2020, the Lowy Institute’s Executive Director Dr Michael Fullilove hosted an in conversation event via live video stream with General James Mattis, one of America’s most experienced and influential military leaders. They were joined by Sir Angus Houston, former Chief of the Australian Defence Force.

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  • 10,000 Vintage Recipe Books Are Now Digitized in The Internet Archive’s Cookbook & Home Economics Collection

    Cookbooks are windows into history—markers of class and caste, documents of daily life, and snapshots of regional and cultural identity at particular moments in time.

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  • The economics of vending machines

    The pandemic has boosted interest in vending machine ownership. But just how lucrative is the business?

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  • How some older Americans are monetizing their #VanLife

    With large parts of the economy still sputtering under the weight of the coronavirus pandemic, many people are having to scale back. But some older Americans were already living a minimalist lifestyle on the road — and some of them have leveraged their nomadic approach into income.

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  • Interview with Jazz Trumpet legend Charles Tolliver

    Interview with the legendary Jazz trumpeter & co-founder of Strata-East Records Charles Tolliver, discussing the label, Slugs, Jackie McLean, John Gilmore and more, from Radio KXCI 91.3 FM Tuscon AZ USA

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  • Craft Beer in a Pandemic

    Brewing, like many industries, has had to adapt during the coronavirus pandemic. And whilst this can be a logistical nightmare, the current crisis might also present some new opportunities.

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  • High-Resolution Walking Tours of Italy’s Most Historic Places: The Colosseum, Pompeii, St. Peter’s Basilica & More

    Whether the Colosseum and Palatine Hill in Rome, St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, and the towns of Pompeii (in two parts) and Herculaneum both ruined and preserved by Mt. Vesuvius, ProWalk’s videos show you all you’d see on an in-person waking tour. But they also include features like maps, marks in the timeline denoting each important site, and onscreen facts and explanations of the features of these historic places.

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