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lollaerd



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:59 am    Post subject: RAND Qatar Reply with quote

These are the guys behind most of the educational changes in Qatar.

They have an operation here as a think tank. They offer consultancy services.


http://www.rand.org/qatar/

Read about their origins... very interesting

http://www.rand.org/about/history/

http://www.indepthinfo.com/rand/


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misterkodak



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aaah, yes, RAND... McNamara's wizz kids. Qatari education brought you by the same folks who brought us the idea of a surviveable nuclear holocaust and the Vietnam Conflict ...
This is going to be an educational abortion waiting to happen.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAND
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lollaerd



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing to do with Ayn Rand. Pretty amazing and very weird, how she predicted almost 90 years ago the way big corporations and globalisation would take over. She knew it was coming.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who said anything about Ayn Rand? I was referring to Research AND development (RAND) that illustrious Washington think tank, which is "consulting" the Qatari government. I hope they offer the Qataris better advice than what they gave Robert McNamara.
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lollaerd



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

misterkodak wrote:
Who said anything about Ayn Rand? I was referring to Research AND development (RAND) that illustrious Washington think tank, which is "consulting" the Qatari government. I hope they offer the Qataris better advice than what they gave Robert McNamara.


Nobody did but many people hear the word "Rand" immediately think of the writer. RAND think tank is not that well known outside of certain circles.
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