"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.
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.
The jobs crisis is the first priority for most Americans, and rightly so. Yet we're spending far too much time asking the wrong questions: can we "hold onto" the jobs we have? Should we cut taxes? Does a college education pay off?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.