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Por que inventar histórias?

Para conseguir um asilo na Alemanha. Ok. Agora, eu pergunto: por que tentar sair de um país e ir para outro a este custo? Porque, claro, Saddam era um pária (embora gente do governo brasileiro tenha dito que daria alegremente asilo político para o ditador, lembra-se?).

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cliometria · história econômica

Você conhece a Cliometria?

Aposto que seu professor de História Econômica não te contou…

 The Sixth World Congress of Cliometrics will be held from Thursday July 17 through Sunday July 20, 2008 at the Dalkeith Palace located near Edinburgh, Scotland. The Program Committee will put together an international program from the proposals submitted to the conference. Proposals are due November 15, 2007 and should be submitted via the form on the Congress web site at http://www.eh.net/Clio/WCC6/proposal_submission_form.html. The program will be posted on the Congress web site, http://www.eh.net/clio/WCC6/content.html, and the applicants will be informed in January 2008. If your paper is accepted for presentation, you are committing to sending a 22 page version of your paper to Program Committee no later than March 11, 2008.

All members of sponsoring organizations are invited to attend. Advance registration will be open January 1, 2008. To receive the Congress book in a timely fashion, those interested in attending must register for the conference by March 1, 2008.

As with the Annual Cliometrics Conference and the previous World Congresses, papers will be available in the Congress Book, sent to all participants. Sessions will be held in the traditional Cliometrics Conference format. Rather than formal presentations, authors will provide a brief five-minute introduction of the paper and then the floor will be open for discussion by the session participants. Thus, participants will be expected to have read the papers when they attend the sessions.

Accommodations will be available at Dalkeith Palace, the University of Edinburgh and local hotels. Complete information about registration and lodging, and the Congress Registration Form will be announced through the EH.NET list serves and on the Congress website later this year. Applicants will be encouraged to use the registration form on the Congress web site. However, they will also be able to submit the required information via e-mail, fax or post.

A limited number of Travel Grants will be available for Economic History Ph.D. students who would like to attend the Sixth World Congress. The U.S. National Science Foundation has provided funds through the Cliometrics Conference grant to help Ph.D. students defray travel and lodging expenses for the conference. Students from all countries are eligible for the grants.. Students who receive the grants must be a member of one of the sponsoring organizations.

Graduate students interested in applying for the grants must submit a paper proposal. When submitting the proposal, follow the link to the Travel Grant Application Form. Students whose proposals are accepted for presentation will receive first priority. Students whose proposals are not accepted for presentation are also eligible, funding permitting. In 2004 travel grants were awarded to nearly 20 Ph.D. students in economic history.

Additionally, the British Academy has made available funds to support five awards of £500 for early career Cliometricians at the 2008 Congress who will be presenting a paper at the Congress and received their PhD within the last five years. Junior colleagues from all countries are eligible for these awards, and those interested in applying should follow the links to the Early Career Travel Grant Application Form. 

Onde está o Fábio Pesavento nestas horas? ^_^

brasil · CPMF · esquerda anaeróbica · lula

Matemática para políticos

Quanto o governo espera arrecadar com a CPMF de 0,38%? Algo em torno de R$ 40 bilhões, certo? Vamos fazer uma regra de três?

Se R$ 40 bilhões correspondem a 0,38%, que valor corresponderia a 100%?

Assim ensinou a nossa professorinha:
R$ 40.000.000.000,00…….. 0,38%
x ………………………………..100%

Multiplica-se em cruz e faz-se a divisão:
0,38x = R$ 40.000.000.000,00 X 100

x =.4.000.000.000.000,00
_________________________
……………………… 0,38

x = 10.526.315.789.473,68

E você chegará à conclusão, leitor amigo, que os R$ 40 bilhões correspondem à aplicação da alíquota de 0,38% sobre, atenção!: R$ 10.526.315.789.473,68. Se você tiver dificuldade de ler, eu ajudo: dez trilhões, quinhentos e vinte e seis bilhões, trezentos e quinze milhões, setecentos e oitenta e nove mil, quatrocentos e setenta e três reais e sessenta e oito centavos.

Sabe quanto é x? Mais ou menos cinco PIB’s do Brasil. É muita grana. Muita mesmo. Não admira que Guido Mantega fique tão ouriçado quando pensa em perder esta dinheirama. Ia ser um corte de gastos terrível.

bomba atômica · japão · sistema legal

Justiça ainda que tardia

Trecho:

The government’s refusal to provide health-care benefits to hibakusha living abroad is illegal, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a landmark decision.

The ruling finalizes the government’s obligation to pay compensation to atomic-bomb survivors overseas. It is the first time the top court has declared a government order illegal and upheld a ruling mandating the payment of damages.

The Supreme Court’s First Petty Bench turned down the government’s appeal and upheld a 2005 high court decision that ordered it to pay a combined ¥48 million in damages to 40 South Koreans who were exposed to radiation in the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The Koreans were exposed while being forced to work as conscripts during the war.

Justice Norio Wakui, who presided over the case, declared that an instruction issued in 1974 by the then Health and Welfare Ministry telling local governments to limit distribution of government support only to atomic-bomb survivors living in Japan was illegal.

Falando em bomba atômica, adivinhe quem morreu.