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Get Up and Go!

Michael Benson | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel
Michael Benson

Having just returned from China -- my third trip there in as many years -- I came away even more impressed by the invaluable lessons one can learn by merely getting out and seeing the world.

Contrary to Popular Opinion: America Doing Well (Relatively) Economically and Competitively

Frank Islam | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Frank Islam

So, the United States is in the toilet right? Wrong! When one looks at a variety of data sources, the United States appears to be doing well in relative terms both economically and competitively.

Travel Pioneer Geoffrey Kent Speaks Out

Jim Calio | Posted 07.31.2012 | Travel
Jim Calio

In April, A&K's peripatetic Founder and CEO, Geoffrey Kent, was inducted into the prestigious British Travel and Hospitality Hall of Fame. He spoke recently about his early struggles to start the company in Africa, how he expanded its worldwide reach to become a leading luxury tour operator today and what the future holds for A&K in particular.

Women, Aging and Economic Growth

Michael Hodin | Posted 08.26.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

When President Obama went down to sunny Cabo for the G20, he missed an opportunity to show the world how the lessons from the women's movement can solve the world's economic woes.

NGOs, Corporations and the Changing Geography of Poverty

David Weiss | Posted 04.15.2012 | Impact
David Weiss

Brazil, Russia, India and China are profoundly shaking up the G8. All of these newcomers give aid to developing countries. And yet some still receive substantial aid themselves from the U.S. and other donors.

Obama and Rising Powers: Foreign Policy in Tough Economic Times

Derek Shearer | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics
Derek Shearer

Despite monumental world events, foreign policy will not play much if any role in the presidential race in 2012. The American voting public is not very concerned with what is happening in most areas of the world. They are rightly concerned about the state of the American economy and the state of US society as they experience it in their daily lives. For this reason alone, President Obama needs a tougher and clearer economic message. It's not just the economy, stupid; it's how you talk about it that matters in politics. Sadly, I don't expect the Obama White House or his current re-election team to get religion on that front anytime soon.

The Folly of Brazil's Exceptionalism

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Wagner

Brazil has achieved its status based more on potential than economic performance and while President Lula has earned his popularity in Brazil, on the global political stage, he has made a mess of things.

Guess The World's Top Ranked Tech Country

Wall Street Journal | Ben Worthen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Want to work for a business that not only uses the most advanced technology, but is part of a culture that promotes the adoption of new technologies? ...