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Capitalism at the Crossroads

John Friedman | Posted 11.06.2012 | Business
John Friedman

I have never shied away from being a staunch believer in capitalism as an economic system. Not that capitalism is perfect. It is far from it, as evidenced by a myriad of environmental catastrophes, social ills and corrupt behavior.

5 Reasons Foreign Policy Matters to American Youth

Michael Thompson | Posted 10.30.2012 | Teen
Michael Thompson

This election season, one issue is consistently put on the backburner: foreign policy. Below are five reasons foreign policy is important to American youth (and everyone else).

The Obligations Of American Exceptionalism

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 10.31.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

We are all created equal in the sight of God. Americans are entitled to worry about themselves, but they are morally obligated as well to empathize with and engage in the affairs of others and to recognize the interdependent nature of our world.

A Francophile Is Born

Leigh Flayton | Posted 10.27.2012 | Women
Leigh Flayton

In late summer 1981, an incredible rumor spread among the kids in my small Long Island town: Our seventh grade class was getting a French exchange student that year.

Buddhas In The West: Even Bill Clinton Turns Toward Meditation

Andrew Lam | Posted 10.22.2012 | Religion
Andrew Lam

I take it as some cosmic law of exchange that if Disneyland pops up in Hong Kong and Tokyo, Buddhist temples can sprout up in Los Angeles. Indeed, it comes as no surprise to many Californians the most complex Buddhist city in the world is here.


Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Listening to Morning Joe, one would think that Corporate America was responsible for jobs. Corporate America is responsible for profits. The government is responsible for jobs

5 Principles for a 21st-Century Liberalism

Anis Shivani | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics
Anis Shivani

Twentieth-century liberalism lives on in forms of the social contract that are outmoded for the 21st century's globalized, technological world. Libera...

Tax Cut

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 10.17.2012 | Business
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Joe Scarborough constantly complains on Morning Joe: "The people hate big government." Grover Norquist wants to bring the government down to size so ...

How to Get to Full Employment Despite the Political Constraints: Robert Pollin Explains the Economics

Anis Shivani | Posted 10.14.2012 | Books
Anis Shivani

A short new book by Robert Pollin, Back to Full Employment, offers some much-needed clarity as we head into the election season with unemployment still hovering unacceptably at over 8 percent.

The Wealth of Nations

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 10.13.2012 | Latino Voices
Ricardo B. Salinas

The Wealth of Nations describes how the division of labor and the expansion of trade increase production, wealth, and social well-being. Today, not even the most populist politician would dispute the benefits of the division of labor.

The Marketplace Versus Westphalia

Edward Goldberg | Posted 10.13.2012 | Business
Edward Goldberg

Relying on the Fed to safeguard the United States from a global economic crisis during an election year is politically convenient. But it is harmful to our concept of democracy.

The Grandchildren Are Here. Now What?

Gerald Eskenazi | Posted 10.13.2012 | Travel
Gerald Eskenazi

It used to be so easy -- you visit your gramma or grampy, spend the day getting hugs and kisses and a good hot meal and then you go home. But now, they're not around the corner any more. Now, in the global world, they can be anywhere -- like Florida, for God's sake, or in our case London.

Brands With Hilarious Names In Other Languages

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.12.2012 | Business

Any company pushing overseas struggles with new demands and cultures. But the most annoying obstacle may be that pesky language barrier. Just ask the ...

Globalization and the Lessons of History

Dr. Carl J. Strikwerda | Posted 10.10.2012 | College
Dr. Carl J. Strikwerda

Although terrorism, elections, and natural disasters dominate headlines, globalization has been the most powerful trend over the last thirty years. Despite the recession, it shows no sign of abating.

The Greatness of a Generation Hangs in the Balance

Saul Garlick | Posted 10.08.2012 | Impact
Saul Garlick

Gaining the skills that make one competitive in the global economy is in higher demand each day, and the way we deliver those skills is failing to keep up.

A New Superpower -- An 'Earth Voice' Movement

Duane Elgin | Posted 09.15.2012 | Technology
Duane Elgin

The emergence of social movements such as the Arab Spring and the Occupy movement demonstrates to ordinary citizens that their collective voice can have a powerful impact, particularly when expressed with the maturity and dignity of non-violence.

When My Mother's Cooking Becomes a Global Ph(o)nomenon

Andrew Lam | Posted 09.11.2012 | Home
Andrew Lam

Like the country whose history is one of being conquered by foreign powers and whose people must constantly adapt to survive, the soup has roots in so many heritages yet retains a distinctive Vietnamese taste.

Designing Geopolitics

Carla Leitao | Posted 09.09.2012 | Arts
Carla Leitao

Designing Geopolitics, the second of a series of events organized by D:GP [The Center for Design and Geopolitics] at CALIT2/UCSD, La Jolla/San Diego, ...

UN Urges Countries To Impose Global Taxes

Reuters | Posted 09.04.2012 | Business

* UN proposes carbon, billionaires, currency taxes * UN says more money needed for aid, global challenges * UN has no au...

Interdependence Day

Christopher Holshek | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

In the 21st century, we stand more to gain through interdependence than independence. In fact, the paradox is that we can preserve the latter by engaging in the former.

Backdoor Talks on Trans-Pacific Trade Deal Aim to Globalize Corporatocracy

Michelle Chen | Posted 08.25.2012 | Business
Michelle Chen

You might think corporate money corrupts our political system, but the international trade system is where money really talks. The White House is touting the Trans-Pacific Partnership as a "21st century" trade deal, but many activists see it as a regression into economic imperialism.

Paying the Price for the Future We Want

Min Zhu | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green
Min Zhu

Behind the concept of sustainable development lies a bold vision of the future. Standing in the way of the future we want are the environmental problems we continue to face.

America: A Modern Imperialist

Misa Mori | Posted 08.14.2012 | Teen
Misa Mori

Widespread American culture is threatening cultural diversity. And while some nations resist the temptation of American wealth, these corporations still manage to pry their way through those barriers.

Can Sports Save the World? Reflections of a Former Little Leaguer on Sports, Diplomacy, and Globalization

Derek Shearer | Posted 08.08.2012 | Sports
Derek Shearer

Sports can't save the world from the effects of global warming or by themselves solve economic inequality in the world economy. For that, politics is required. But with the Olympics approaching, we should remember that a love of sports -- playing, watching, arguing, rooting, buying gear -- is one of the great commonalities of being human.

Unwelcome Guests: Work Visa Programs Cheat Global Labor, Build Global Capital

Michelle Chen | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics
Michelle Chen

What makes one kind of immigrant valuable and another kind criminal?