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In Summer of Strife, China's Proletariat Debuts on World Stage

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

The explosion of labor action in Chinese citie is bearing political fruit: Guangdong is working on a set of reforms to give muscle to collective-bargaining laws that have thus far existed mostly on paper.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

New Financial Services for the Poor

Melinda Gates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Melinda Gates

In Mexico, we're trying to deliver banking services to rural communities in a way that is affordable to poor people. The way we are doing that is by bringing banking outside the bank.

Rebuilding Haiti: The Job Everybody and Nobody Wants

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

As civil society groups try to figure out where they fit into Haiti's quest for "development," movements for workers' rights are emerging as a counterweight to the aid agencies often associated with oppressive neo-imperialism.

Six Months On, Haitian Moms Still Need Health Care

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

This is how things get done in Haiti. It is a system threaded together with grants and goodwill, hinging on the booms and busts of the global economy and the ebb and flow of natural disaster.

US Job Growth Lagging Far Behind Other Major Economies

Wall Street Journal | MARK WHITEHOUSE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One year into the global recovery, the U.S. is lagging far behind other major economies in restoring jobs lost in the recession. A Wall Street Journa...

Goldman Sachs Robbed the EU By Way of Greece

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen Herrington

Someone will make money off of Greece's bailout or default, and you can bet that Goldman Sachs has shorted the Euro.

Bankers You Can Believe In

Aron Cramer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Aron Cramer

While their brethren parade to Capitol Hill, three bankers are pioneering new ways to invest in forest preservation, invent disruptive technologies for a clean energy system, and create a price on carbon.

The Myth of the Global Economy

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

Globalization is a catchphrase that doesn't describe current economic or political reality. That the phrase has so many unthinking users -- especially among America's political elite -- is disturbing.

How to Start an Entrepreneurial Revolution in Six Months

Daniel Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Daniel Isenberg

Government leaders, business executives, NGO directors, and foundations have been asking me to help them instigate a revolution. Here is my advice to all of you on how to get started in just six months.

Greensburg, Kansas: From Green-town to Clean-town

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
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Michael DeJong

After a tornado destroyed 95% of the town, Greensburg, Kansas reinvented itself by striving to become the greenest community imaginable.

Dear President Medvedev: Stop Emulating Silicon Valley

Daniel Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Daniel Isenberg

Rather than wasting time and resources trying to recreate the ideal and impossible, consider these rules to jumpstart Russia's next entrepreneurial revolution.

UN Vows to Make Voices of Poorest Heard at G20 Summit

Kiyotaka Akasaka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kiyotaka Akasaka

Amid news reports headlining the summit of a group of 20 of "the world's most powerful economies" in Toronto, Canada, some are wondering: What about the weaker ones?

China Faces Growing Labor Unrest Amid Wave of Strikes

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sheldon Filger

Strikes are breaking out throughout China; in virtually every case that has become publicly exposed, the employers have been forced to provide large pay rises as the price of ending the labor dispute.

Unmelting Pot

John O'Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John O'Kane

We need more of the kind of education Arizona's recent education law seems intent on suppressing. One of its not-so-veiled targets is "critical thinking," a code for subversion to some on the sectarian fringe.

The Next Global Problem: Portugal

Economix | Peter Boone and Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Next on the radar will be Portugal. This nation has largely missed the spotlight, if only because Greece spiraled downward. But both are economicall...

Beat the Devil

Robert Zevin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Zevin

The rise from the ashes of the American and world economies has been slow and is likely to continue to be slow, at least in the world's highest income countries

Persuading China

Dean Garfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dean Garfield

Persuading China to recalibrate its role in the global economy won't be easy. Yet, both China and the United States have much to gain long-term if it does.

NourChina and U.S. on ‘Collision Course' Over Yuan, Roubini Says

BusinessWeek | Allen Wan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There is a 50 percent chance that the U.S. government will label China a currency manipulator, Roubini, a professor at New York University, wrote in a...

US Trade Unions and the Global Economic Crisis

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stewart Acuff

On Sunday, March 21, 2010, I participated in the Left Forum in New York City. I was a featured panelist at the event, speaking about the current economic crisis and the role Unions are playing in getting economy back on the right track.

The Road To Economic Serfdom

Baseline Scenario | Peter Boone and Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

According to Friedrich von Hayek, the development of welfare socialism after World War II undermined freedom and would lead western democracies inexor...

Most Open Economies In The World

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Like everything else last year, global trade fell -- by 12.5%, according to the World Trade Organization. In some countries, volumes sank as low as du...

Fixing The Forgotten Deficit Can Fix The Scary Deficit

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

It is time to examine how much better off the majority might be if we balance trade as a means to balancing the budget.

"Flexibility" is New Key to Success in New Economy

Jennifer Openshaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jennifer Openshaw

It's daunting to think about the global environment, the automation of jobs, and the continual push to increase productivity. It's the new economy in which we live.