Best of the blog

It’s been a week of very interesting blog contributions, so I thought that it may be worth while rounding them up for occasional visitors who may have missed some of them.

With the global financial crisis still going on, we’ve seen a range of perspectives on this biggest of big issues.

Suzanne Barbalet, our Sociology editor asked the question – Was the Current Economic Crisis Predicted? – and looked at what the work of Emile Durkheim may have to say about it, as well as considering the best predictions of this economic turmoil from the past – you can find more resources on this in the Economic Performance and Development (inc. Economic Sociology) part of the Sociology section.

Talking of predictors of the economic tsunami, the news that Paul Krugman won the Nobel prize for Economics was an opportunity to reprise his warnings about the state of the economy although others have pointed out his important work in the areas of Bubbles, Starships and Mushy Peas.

Indeed out friends from the Economics Network have been trying to help if You Don’t Understand the Credit Crunch, or by trying to explain Why we need economic growth? There are more resources on these topics in the Economic Growth, Business and Management and Economics sections – as well as resources on the credit crunch.

Away from the world of high finance, Ian Hocking, our Psychology Editor reported on the latest attempts to get us closer to the world of I, Robot with links to resources related to the Turing Test.

And there was a timely reminder that America is not the only place holding elections, when Heather Dawson produced an excellent round-up of links relating to the Canadian Elections earlier in the week, part of a much larger range of resources on Elections in North America.

Although from the web stats, it seems as though you were nearly as interested in the new Image Searching Tutorial from Intute and Tasi as everything else from Intute: Social Sciences.