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Startup Insider: RISE Conference Recap - Time For Asia To Think 'Global'

David Ongchoco | Posted 08.03.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Startup Insider is a series of articles with the goal of helping aspiring founders and entrepreneurs understand the ins and outs of starting a startup...

Which Food Riley Hates In 'Inside Out' Depends On Whether You Saw It In The U.S. Or Not

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.01.2015 | Entertainment

It's a small scene with a smaller modification, but it highlights an odd cultural difference you may not have known: Japanese kids can't stand green b...

Who Are You, People of Israel?

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 07.20.2015 | Religion
Dr. Michael Laitman

Time and again, Jews are persecuted and terrorized. Being Jewish myself, I often ponder the purpose of this relentless agony. Some believe that the atrocities of WWII are unimaginable today.

The Global Middle Class: A Force for Radicalism

Brenda M. Seaver | Posted 07.14.2015 | World
Brenda M. Seaver

Anecdotal evidence from the last decade suggests that U.S. officials need to consider the multiple ways in which the rising global middle class is fueling radical politics.

Huge International Coalition Calls for a Big Change to WTO Agenda

Deborah James | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Deborah James

If we allow the WTO to expand liberalization, it would mean even more race-to-the-bottom policies would be bound by international law. Think of it as austerity but mandated legally, and just about impossible to get out of.

Who Sets the Rules of the Game in Asia?

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 07.20.2015 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

It is now a commonplace to refer to the 21st century as the Asian Century. With the world economy struggling to recover from the global financial crisis, the Asia Pacific region, and especially its developing countries, has provided much of the impetus for global growth.

Howard Fineman

From Greece To France To China, Nationalism Is Back In A Big Way

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.01.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- In China, a military parade this year will commemorate not the triumph of communism, but, rather, the 70th anniversary of Japan's surren...

On Father's Day: War, Memories and Moving On

Andrew Lam | Posted 06.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Andrew Lam

Home for the weekend recently, I chanced upon my father's South Vietnamese Army uniform, the three silver stars still pinned meticulously onto each lapel. Once, as a child, I had looked up to a man who had seemed more like a deity. Hadn't I imagined myself as an adult walking in his soldierly footsteps?

Yoga Is Medicine for Our Times

Stephen H. Dinan | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephen H. Dinan

Yoga is helping to create a global shift to a culture of oneness that is dissolving boundaries and infusing us all with love.

Trade Pacts and American Jobs

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

While the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal is being hotly debated in Congress, the fact is that this trade deal -- or any trade deal -- will have little impact on American jobs, or more specifically, on the decline in good-paying jobs for middle-class Americans.

Howard Fineman

Anti-Globalism Has Its Day In DC

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American capital isn't Madrid or Rome, let alone Athens. No people are massing in the streets, governments aren't collapsing and no ...

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Slow Pace of the Fast Track

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

For anybody interested in rising above the banality of the politics, the minutiae of policy and the ineptness of public relations campaigns and wishes to consider the bigger picture, there are six essential truths about this deal worth keeping in mind.

The Story of Lead Paint Continues Under Globalization

John Pringle | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
John Pringle

As Lynne Peeples' article in the Huffington Post shows, the tragic story of leaded paint is not over. In this latest installment, the good guys are nine organizations with shares in PPG Industries that are trying to do the right thing.

Interpretations of Globalization

Nausheen Khan | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Nausheen Khan

Globalization is a fairly novel concept associated with modernity, democratization, connectivity, international trade and technological advancement. When I was first introduced to the term, I associated it with global markets, comparative advantage, removal of trade barriers and so on.

The Fallacy in the Culture Wars: The Individual vs. the Collective

Dave Pruett | Posted 05.17.2015 | Religion
Dave Pruett

At the root of the culture wars lies a fundamental dichotomy in worldviews. Which is more essential to humanity: the individual or the collective?

Why Is President Obama Having So Much Trouble Selling TPP?

Stan Sorscher | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics
Stan Sorscher

Of course, the critics are right, they are looking straight at the facts, the critics know exactly what a good trade policy would look like, and it's nothing like NAFTA or TPP.

Are the Ghosts of the 20th Century Returning?

Kemal Dervis | Posted 05.13.2015 | World
Kemal Dervis

BARCELONA - For decades, political debate in Europe between conservatives and the left focused largely on economic institutions and policies. In this bi-polar system, the parties differed on the nuances of economic policy, but broadly agreed on democratic values, the European project, and the need to adapt to and manage globalization, rather than reject it wholesale. But, with the growing success of appeals to identity and renewed ethnic or religious nationalism, that is changing. Are the ghosts of the early and mid-twentieth century returning?

President Obama Don't Fail Us Historically...

Wade Norris | Posted 05.10.2015 | Denver
Wade Norris

The TPP, if he pushes it through, against the wishes of many in his own party, it will be a terrible legacy for us in terms of jobs, wages, and most importantly the environment.

Obama Scolding Elizabeth Warren Should Not Deflect Need for Real Debate Over Trade Pact

David Paul | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
David Paul

President Obama's stance on TPP is that Americans should trust him. But even for those who fundamentally support free trade, the experience of the last half-century is hard to square with the president's conviction.

The Future of Buddhism: Race, Money, Mindfulness and the World

Yael Shy | Posted 05.21.2015 | Religion
Yael Shy

Buddhists have the opportunity to uplift and maximize one of the central principles that underlies the religion itself: we are all deeply, completely, inextricably interconnected.

Obama to Visit Nike to Promote TPP. Wait, Nike? Really?

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Dave Johnson

Yes, Nike, a company that grew to be worth billions by outsourcing jobs to overseas sweatshops, a company that sets up P.O.-box subsidiaries in tax havens to avoid paying U.S. taxes, a company that uses threats to extort tax breaks from its "home" state. Is this really the sort of company Obama wants to use as the face of what the TPP will bring?

5 Ways for Brands to Go Global and Resonate with Locals

Noa Gafni | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Noa Gafni

Going global is not easy. Even though we often hear that the "world is flat," the majority of people have primarily local ties. Of all the telephone calling minutes in the world last year, only 2% were cross-border calls.

Enormous, Humongous March Trade Deficit Creating Jobs Elsewhere

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Dave Johnson

We should demand balance. Trade partners should agree to actually "trade" with us, not just sell to us. We should also balance the interests of working people, the environment and other stakeholders with the interests of businesses in our trade negotiations.

Read It, Sign It, Share It: How We Can All Make a Difference During Global Road Safety Week

Kate Carr | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
Kate Carr

Reducing speed, cracking down on drinking and driving, using helmets on bikes and motorcycles, restraining children in vehicles and establishing safe school zones are all incredibly important steps that will prevent injuries and save lives.

The Global Search for Education: A World of Oppi-tunities!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.20.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

The Oppi Festival pops up at Leman Manhattan School in NYC on May 15 and 16. When Quincy Jones was chosen to produce "We Are The World" in 19...