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Globalization 2.0: Democracy the Beautiful

Eric X. Li | Posted 04.22.2012 | World
Eric X. Li

The article, "Consent of the Governed is Only Means to Assure Power" in the South China Morning Post seems to equate democracy with political legitimacy derived from consent of the governed. Such equation is in need of some verification.

Globalization 2.0: Democracy's Coming Demise

Eric X. Li | Posted 04.17.2012 | World
Eric X. Li

The West's competition of ideas with China isn't between democracy and authoritarianism, but two different outlooks on political systems. The West sees democracy as an end in itself

Simple Steps to Experiencing a Global Community

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 04.16.2012 | Parents
Homa Sabet Tavangar

I've met many American parents who would like to give their kids a more "global" experience, but don't have the opportunity to live or travel abroad, and are either too stretched or unsure where to begin.

International College Students: New Issues for a New Normal

Freddie deBoer | Posted 04.15.2012 | College
Freddie deBoer

The globalization of the university, after all, mimics the broader globalization of human society. Working with international peers cannot help but benefit domestic students as they navigate in a global economy.

Ensure You Valentine's Day Bouquet Isn't Exploiting Women

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 04.14.2012 | Impact
Alexis Sclamberg

It is hard to imagine that your lovely roses are responsible for disturbingly high rates of miscarriage, birth defects, skin conditions, and breathing problems for the women who create them. Yes, human suffering grows tall and strong alongside our flawless flowers.

Linsanity: The Point God of Sports Memes

Chi Tung | Posted 04.10.2012 | Home
Chi Tung

For every one of us eager to claim Lin in our racial draft, there's Lin himself, shrugging off the portentous hype because he's too busy making love to pressure to tangle with Asian American identity politics.

Feminist Theology In The 21st Century

Karen Torjesen | Posted 04.10.2012 | Religion
Karen Torjesen

HIV/AIDS in Africa carries a woman's face. Women are nearly twice as susceptible to HIV infection as men. Why?

The Invasion of Hong Kong -- the Law, Maids, and Locusts

Eric X. Li | Posted 04.09.2012 | World
Eric X. Li

There is only one problem. The law. Yes, the much-cherished "rule of law" and the self-evident "human rights" it is supposed to protect. Hong Kong is a place held captive by an ideological narrative conceived and propagated by a few political and intellectual elites.

America: Let's Re-Invent It

Christopher Holshek | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

The "rise of the rest," which has been going for more than a half a century, is the product of how successful a job the United States has done as Chairman of the Board of Planetary Management. We are victims of our own success, having globalized everything but ourselves.

Eugene Hütz of Gogol Bordello Featured in Animation, Globalization, by EarSay

Anthony Papa | Posted 04.09.2012 | Home
Anthony Papa

Unlike those presidential candidates who pledge to return the country back to its "classical values," or preservationists who long for the purity of a good old days that never existed, Hütz speaks of "mutating the culture" as the only way to keep it alive.

Romney's Sad Identity Crisis

Trooper Sanders | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Trooper Sanders

For his character's sake, Mitt Romney should aim high and hold himself to his father's standard of public service. For our country's sake, Republican primary and, possibly, general election voters should as well.

Eureka!

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business
Sen. Fritz Hollings

If the president would campaign on competing in globalization he not only could save his reelection, he could save the country.

Peter S. Goodman

Creative Destruction: At Davos, Google's Eric Schmidt Dismisses Jobs Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 01.28.2012 | Business

DAVOS, Switzerland -- Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, is clearly tired of modern-day Luddites complaining about the job-destroying for...

Newt and the Refugees of Globalization

Edward Goldberg | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business
Edward Goldberg

No matter how hard Mitt Romney tries to fit a square peg into a round hole, his version of Republicanism no longer appears to represent the majority of the party.

Made in the USA: It's More Complex Than You Think

Adam Clampitt | Posted 03.24.2012 | DC
Adam Clampitt

If America's leaders want to see us regain our manufacturing dominance, the answer is not as easy as "right-to-work" laws, a changing tax code, or currency manipulation.

Trade Winds -- Has the Spectre of Protectionism Blown Away?

Tamim Bayoumi | Posted 03.12.2012 | Business
Tamim Bayoumi

The global crisis has pushed trade reforms off -- or at least to the edge of -- the political radar screen. But shying away from improving the trade system in these tough economic times seems a little like cutting off your nose to spite your face.

Preparing Our Students for the Global Marketplace

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 03.10.2012 | College
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

I have met so many campus counselors eager to help their students in this area because they know globalization is here, but have a hard time helping students package their skills.

Foreign Company Uses Cheap U.S. Labor As Reason To Lower Wages

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.06.2012 | Business

The near-standstill in wage growth for American workers hasn't just been good for their employers. It's turning out to be a potential bargaining chip ...

Has Globalization Helped or Hurt Women?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 02.15.2012 | Women
Marcelo Giugale

The idea sounded good. Faced with competition from cheap imports, employers would ditch their prejudices and start hiring workers strictly for their skills -- irrespective of gender.

Why Our Political Culture Looks Insane

Douglas LaBier | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics
Douglas LaBier

The apparent insanity dominating our political culture reflects, to a great extent, a fear response to the disintegration of the old order.

Globalization 2.0: A Century for Sale, Any Taker?

Eric X. Li | Posted 02.05.2012 | World
Eric X. Li

Who will own this young century of ours? While there is little uncertainty to China's approach, America's path is the unknown. Will it retreat and rebuild the American nation, or will it allow its 1% to continue its universal project paid for by a mortgage on the future of the 99%?

Globalization -- What It Means for Colleges and Students

Edward Fiske | Posted 01.30.2012 | College
Edward Fiske

Colleges are responding to growing student demand for building international experiences into their education.

Dumb by Design: Gingrich's Lobotomy of Congress and Today's Dysfunction

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

In January, 1995, Newt Gingrich pushed through a bill that wiped out the shared system of expert knowledge and analysis inside Congress. The bill made Congress dumb -- on purpose. And now, today, we're feeling the effects more than ever.

A Language Comes Home for Thanksgiving

Nataly Kelly | Posted 01.24.2012 | Home
Nataly Kelly

Although they might not know the name of these Native people, many Americans celebrate the Wampanoag each year at Thanksgiving. But very few are aware that the group's descendants still live on their ancestral homelands.

Change or Be Changed

Christopher Holshek | Posted 01.23.2012 | Impact
Christopher Holshek

We Americans have a lot to be thankful for. As a land of inordinate opportunities, our success has not been because we're really any better than anyone else -- but we have been luckier.