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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.

Industrial Policies for Economic Development

Stan Sorscher | Posted 01.21.2012 | Business
Stan Sorscher

When a company comes to government, we should have conditions that encourage production to stick in our local economy. We should see a clear public good that raises the standard of living for workers and communities.

Global Freedoms and American Jobs

Rep. Louise Slaughter | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics
Rep. Louise Slaughter

If we are to build upon the Arab Spring, the liberation of the Libyan people, and the flowering of individual rights around the world, our work starts at home, by defending American manufacturers and the American jobs they create.

Interested in a Global Career? Consider PR

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

If someone told you that you could fast-track your career and significantly increase your pay while achieving a high degree of job satisfaction, signi...

Why the Big Banks Won't Change (Until We Change Them)

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 01.07.2012 | Business
Hoyt Hilsman

Force the banks to go back to traditional banking. If that means turning them into non-profits, so be it. But there is no way to justify allowing them to continue to bilk average American customers, not to mention risking driving the global economy off the cliff again.

Weeding Out Corruption In India

Cleo Paskal | Posted 01.04.2012 | World
Cleo Paskal

From the newly educated middle class to those in rural areas, people are becoming aware that the local corrupt officials are part of a larger system that is smothering the country and stealing the future from their children.

The World's Newest Nations

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 01.03.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Say that your province or region suddenly becomes an independent country -- with recognition from the United Nations and all. After the celebrations end, and the celebrities leave, the real decision-making begins.

Roots of Corruption in India

Cleo Paskal | Posted 01.02.2012 | World
Cleo Paskal

Individual by individual, an anti-corruption wave is growing within Indian civil society. In recent months, people from all sectors of Indian society have said 'enough is enough' and, each in their own way, are doing something about it.

We're All Rust Belters Now

Bob Hagan | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Hagan

Whether the American Jobs Act ultimately passes or is killed in Congress by the GOP, simply having the debate about the role government should play in the economy is critically important on the eve of the 2012 elections.

Mine Workers Struggle for Safety Underground, Justice in the Streets

Michelle Chen | Posted 12.19.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

Over the past few weeks, turmoil in the mining industry has also spoken to the divide between the corporate elite and the impoverished multitudes--a faultline running through communities mired in poverty but rich in resources.

China is Not the Problem, It's a Symptom

Georges Ugeux | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

The vote by the U.S. Senate to proceed with sanctions to "punish" China for its currency policy is hypocritical and is a further sign of Washington's inability to deal with U.S. economic problems.

Free Trade Deals Will Export American Jobs, Not American Products

Rep. Ted Deutch | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Rep. Ted Deutch

In the midst of unprecedented long-term unemployment, I cannot support trade agreements that repeat the mistakes of previous trade deals that shipped millions of American jobs overseas.

What Happens When Millennials Come Together

David D. Burstein | Posted 12.10.2011 | College
David D. Burstein

We're the first generation to spend all of our grown years in a world where connecting to people from all over the world, instantly and constantly, seems normal and natural.

PHOTOS: Ai Weiwei Back With New Exhibition

Posted 11.26.2011 | Arts

In his new exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum, notorious trickster-activist Ai Weiwei playfully approaches serious subject matter. The sho...

The West and the Rest in a One-Model-Fits-All World

Pepe Escobar | Posted 11.26.2011 | World
Pepe Escobar

When capitalism hits the intensive care unit, the ones who pay the hospital bill are always the most vulnerable -- and the bill is invariably paid in blood.

A Transformative Jobs Plan: What's Good for IBM's Top Executives Is Not Good for the U.S.

William Lazonick | Posted 11.15.2011 | Business
William Lazonick

The dearth of jobs, even in an economic recovery, reflects the cumulative impact of three structural changes in the employment practices of U.S. industrial corporations.

America and Oil, Declining Together?

Michael T. Klare | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics
Michael T. Klare

Ditching oil for the new energy technologies should be America's top economic priority, but if you're in a betting mood, you probably shouldn't put your money on Washington.

The Power of Connections in a Shrinking World

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 11.09.2011 | Media
Rev. Larry Hollon

The tide of history is sweeping us toward a more interconnected and interactive world. It is better to embrace this reality than to ignore it and be swept up in the current.