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As MNCs Retrench, Reigniting the Power of Global Brands

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 02.13.2017 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

In an era of diminishing profits for global corporations, brands are bulwarks against commoditization. They are not expenses. Strategic investment is ...

Seasoned, NOT Fatally Flawed

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.05.2016 | Politics
Paula Gordon

How would I -- or you -- look to the world if subjected to 30 years of relentless, organized and fully-funded lies, calumny, distortions, faux outrage...

Africa's Female Entrepreneurs Part III: Devotha Ntuke Minzi, Improving Lives via Microfinancing

O'Brien Browne | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

In this interview, co-author Pamina Mullins and I speak to Devotha Ntuke Minzi, Chief Executive Officer and founder of K-finance Limited, a microfinan...

These Economists Are Calling For An End To Greece's Austerity Nightmare

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.03.2015 | World

A tense standoff between the Greek government and its international creditors reached a breaking point this week. On Tuesday, Greece became the first...

Retail Chatter #9

June Haynes | Posted 05.12.2016 | Business
June Haynes

It has been months since my last article. The absence was due in part to my preparation of a speaking engagement at the Luxury Lab conference last month in São Paulo, Brazil.

WOW: The New Economist Cover Likens Latinos To Chili Peppers

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 03.17.2015 | Media

The Economist is under fire for running a cover image directly equating Latinos in the United States to one spicy and stereotypical food. The cover...

Jonathan Cohn

Controversial MIT Economist Jonathan Gruber Ousted From Massachusetts Health Panel | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

Jonathan Gruber, the influential and controversial MIT health economist, is among four people that the Massachusetts governor asked to step down from ...

'The Economist' Paints Ludicrous Caricature Of Indian Americans

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 09.30.2014 | Media

The Economist is facing harsh criticism this week over its depiction of Indian-Americans in a Monday piece. The story, which detailed Indian prime ...

Obama's Not Going To Like This Comparison

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 09.25.2014 | Media

The Economist released a preview of its latest cover on Thursday, showing President Barack Obama suited up for his new war against ISIS. The cover,...

The Economist Withdraws Unbelievably Terrible Slavery Piece

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.06.2014 | Media

The Economist withdrew a nearly comically misguided piece of writing from its website on Friday, admitting that a book review that called for a more o...

Why Textbooks Cost So Much

The Economist | Posted 08.19.2014 | College

STUDENTS can learn a lot about economics when they buy Greg Mankiw’s “Principles of Economics”—even if they don’t read it. Like many popular...

American Media Brands Cast Web Over News in India

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 05.27.2014 | Media
Preetam Kaushik

The Indian news cycle has been operating at a feverish pitch of late. American media players are attempting to foray into the Indian market for online news, and results have been mixed so far.

Think NYC Is Expensive? Try Living Here

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 03.06.2014 | Business

Hey New Yorkers, think your life is expensive? Take some solace in knowing it could be much, much worse. The city's cost of living is less than at ...

Anti-GMO Study Discredited

Richard Ha | Posted 12.03.2013 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

There's big news in the anti-GMO world. Food and Chemical Toxicology, the peer-reviewed scientific journal that in 2012 published controversial resear...

And The World's Most Expensive City To Live In Is ...

The Huffington Post | Ryan Craggs | Posted 02.06.2013 | World

New York? London? Moscow? All these cities have one thing in common: They're insanely expensive. But none of them ranks as the most expensive in the w...

3 Keys to Becoming Compassionate Consumers

Gaia | Posted 11.25.2012 | Business

For Perkins, "corporatocracy" refers to the recognition that governments, including our own, are controlled by corporate interests. The motto of these corporations, globally, is to maximize profits by any means necessary.

The Key To Middle-Class Welfare

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.22.2012 | Small Business

In case you had any doubts -- given the countless speeches in which U.S. politicians tout their commitment to Main Street, or the vicious battle betwe...

The Magazine Industry: Non-News Is Good News

The Economist | Posted 08.10.2012 | Media

"PRINT is dead" was a common refrain a couple of years ago. The costly print advertisements that kept magazines and newspapers alive were migrating to...

The Old-Fashioned Secret To Networking

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 04.25.2012 | Small Business

In a world where business partners, thousands of miles apart, can chat via Skype, exchange data through email and virtually sign important documents, ...

The Most Expensive City In The World Is...

Posted 02.16.2012 | World

Looking to relocate? You might want to take a peek at the Economist Intelligence Unit's new report on which cities have the most expensive cost-of-liv...

Arin Greenwood

Bryan Caplan, The Serenity Dad, Does Christmas | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.21.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Bryan Caplan, the George Mason University economist, espouses the world's least neurotic parenting philosophy: "serenity parenting." ...

Why 'Occupy Wall Street' Protests? America's High Rates of Poverty & Income Inequality

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Reduce income inequality and you reduce the rates of every kind of social malaise that are draining our federal, state and local budgets and services. Eradicate both and you have a certain moneymaker for America.

Friday Talking Points -- Give 'Em Hell, Barry!

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Barack Obama opened his re-election campaign last night with a wowzer of a speech to a joint session of Congress.

PHOTOS: World's 10 Most Liveable Cities

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.30.2011 | World

Proud Aussies have an extra special reason to celebrate today, as Australian cities are considered the most liveable in the world, according to a new ...

Why Asian Women Are Saying No To Marriage

The Economist | Posted 10.21.2011 | Women

WITH her filmy polka-dot dress, huge sunglasses and career as a psychologist, Yi Zoe Hou of Taiwan might seem likely to be besieged by suitors. Yet, a...