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Globalization

Democracy Is Not the Answer

Eric X. Li | Posted 07.16.2012 | World
Eric X. Li

This is a written Q&A with Rachel Beitarie of the Israeli daily newspaper the Calcalist, published on May 3, 2012. Beitarie: I would like to star...

Why I'm a Cynical Optimist

Katherine Krauss | Posted 07.11.2012 | Teen
Katherine Krauss

I have chosen and would encourage others to adopt a brand of cynical optimism because it serves as a catalyst for the creativity that is needed to solve the world's most pressing problems.

Language Diversity Is Highest in Biodiversity Hotspots

Russell Mittermeier | Posted 05.10.2012 | Green
Russell Mittermeier

These biodiversity hotspots and wilderness areas must be among our top priorities for terrestrial conservation if we hope to preserve Earth's natural ecosystem services and biodiversity for future generations of people.

The New York Times Worries About Stock Trading

Robert Teitelman | Posted 07.08.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

The real problem here is not necessarily the underlying economy -- does anyone really think stock markets accurately reflect the state of the real economy? -- but the structure and dynamics of the markets themselves.

Globalization Isn't Just For Economists

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 07.01.2012 | Religion
Andrew Z. Cohen

If 50 years ago you were to tell somebody that Americans would teach Enlightenment in India and that Asian seekers would come to California to learn about what the Buddha taught from an American Jew, they would never have believed you.

5 Reasons a 'Global Cattle Drive' to China Is a Bad Idea

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 06.30.2012 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

China is importing 100,000 heifers to boost domestic dairy production in the wake of scandals that have decimated China's relatively small dairy industry. There are so many problems with this scenario, but here are just five.

Labor Action and Inaction in Colombia Free Trade Deal

Michelle Chen | Posted 06.30.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

While officials convened at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena earlier this month, the White House put the finishing touches on another free trade agreement. The deal has faced vocal resistance from labor and human rights groups in both countries.

Making Romney Electable

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

The United States needs to develop an industrial policy to make Corporate America want to invest and create jobs in our country.

Being Global II: Global Mindset

Gregory Unruh | Posted 06.25.2012 | Business
Gregory Unruh

Developing a global mindset does not come free -- it is something that has to be actively pursued. Smart international corporations are beginning to understand the importance of developing global mindsets within their ranks.

Why Anyone Should Care That Bill O'Reilly Calls Me a Communist

Robert Reich | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

So many Americans are so angry and frustrated these days -- vulnerable to loss of job and healthcare and home, without a shred of economic security -- they're easy prey for demagogues offering simple answers and ready scapegoats. Take, for example, Bill O'Reilly.

How to Predict Political Crisis With Your News Feed

Philip N. Howard | Posted 06.23.2012 | World
Philip N. Howard

If you want to start anticipating changes in international politics, watch the news for items about prisons, dig into a particular country's politics when its government is rigging an election, and keep track of the use and censorship of social media.

Triumph of "France of No"

Nicolas Baverez | Posted 06.22.2012 | World
Nicolas Baverez

The inability to develop a plan for the modernization of France in the world of the twenty-first century leads to the dissolution of the world as is, resulting only in speculation about a virtual world.

U.S. Multinationals Hiring At Much Faster Rate Overseas: Report

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.20.2012 | Business

U.S. multinationals are hiring. They're just doing a lot of it overseas these days. Multinational firms based in the United States expanded their w...

The Devil in the Malaria Details

David de Ferranti | Posted 06.25.2012 | Impact
David de Ferranti

Have you ever had to buy a long-lasting insecticide-treated bed net (LLIN)? Probably not, even if you live in Africa, where nine out of ten malaria-related deaths occur.

Being Global I: Global Leaders for Global Transformation

Gregory Unruh | Posted 06.18.2012 | Business
Gregory Unruh

Successful global leaders have a curiosity about the world and interest in people different from themselves. This interest inspires visionary initiatives and organizations that span national boundaries.

Unrest in Indonesia's Mines: Local Chaos and Global Injustice

Michelle Chen | Posted 06.09.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

Work recently resumed in the Grasberg mine of the Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold, but the suffering continues while officials and multinationals maneuver to manage Southeast Asia's resource curse.

Failing States

Christopher Holshek | Posted 06.02.2012 | World
Christopher Holshek

Failing states are failing states. The difference between over there and over here, however, is that we have been stacking the deck against ourselves.

From Tribalism To World Citizenship

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.26.2012 | Religion
Carlo Strenger

There is only one way to lower the danger of nuclear terrorism and conflicts like that between Iran and Israel: the next generation needs to be educated within an ethics of global cooperation from earliest childhood onward.

Labor Campaign Calls on Olympic Brand Companies to Play Fair

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.21.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

The long-term effectiveness of this accord remains to be seen; the games are designed to maximize commercial profit and not long enough to bring a sea change in the global manufacturing system.

Advertising: Resistant to Globalization

Ciaran Murphy | Posted 05.21.2012 | Media
Ciaran Murphy

While consumers in Japan drink the same skinny lattes from the same green paper cup, they need to be advertised to in a completely different way.

The Beauty in the "Beast": Humanity(-ies) in the Era of Globalization

Panagiotis Roilos | Posted 05.15.2012 | College
Panagiotis Roilos

The existence of the Humanities is currently under attack on many fronts and in many ways. This is inevitable in an epoch in which the very essence of "humanity" itself is subjected to radical redefinitions mainly due to uncontrollable technological developments.

Art Without Borders

John M. Eger | Posted 05.12.2012 | Arts
John M. Eger

Just a few blocks away is Arturo Rodriquez's La Caja, a converted warehouse where artists from Tijuana and around the world are beautifully exhibited, and where San Diegans and locals visit for food and wine with their art.

In All-India General Strike, Workers Go All Out Against Neoliberalism

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.09.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

India's economic ascent seems like it should be the envy of the world's richest nations. Except Indian workers just gave the boosters of global capitalism a few million second thoughts.

In A G-Zero World, It's Every Nation For Itself

Devin Stewart | Posted 05.09.2012 | Books
Devin Stewart

"This book is not about the decline of the West," political scientist Ian Bremmer assures us in the introduction of his new book. "Nor is this a book about the rise of China and other emerging markets." Well, that's a relief.

Pro-Logo: Can Global Brands Become a Force for Good?

Matt Browne | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business
Matt Browne

If better working conditions, sustainable production, or ethical supply chains are ways in which a brand can enhance its reputation, appeal and value, then doing good globally can be good for business.