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Globalization

Not Making the Grade: Report Card on Global Financial Reform

Laura Kodres | Posted 11.28.2012 | Business
Laura Kodres

Despite a host of reforms in the right direction, the financial structures that were in place before the global crisis have not actually changed that much, and they need to if the global financial system is to become a safer place.

The End of Cities: The Coming 'Great Rural Migration'

Stephen Estes | Posted 11.26.2012 | Los Angeles
Stephen Estes

If the benefits of living in a city are diminished because the Internet brings access to the world to you, then why deal with the high real estate prices, traffic, crime, pollution and difficulty of living alongside millions of other people?

Aspen Institute Shaping Global Agenda Around Art and Culture

John M. Eger | Posted 06.13.2013 | Arts
John M. Eger

Art serves superbly as a universal language and as a means of understanding the history, culture, and values of other peoples.

The Real Question: WHY Don't People Make Enough to Pay Income Taxes?

Dave Johnson | Posted 11.18.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

Mitt Romney was caught on video complaining that 47 percent of us don't make enough to pay taxes, believe they are victims, are dependent on government, etc. The right question is why do so many of us make so little?

Globalization Comes to Mongolia

Mark Juergensmeyer | Posted 11.13.2012 | Home
Mark Juergensmeyer

It has been 20 years since I've been in Mongolia, the large country of high desert plains sandwiched between China and Russia, and a lot has changed. Some of it is for the better, a lot of it for the worse. And much of it has to do with globalization.

'The Rational Optimist': Review

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 11.12.2012 | Home
Ricardo B. Salinas

In Matt Ridley's latest book, The Rational Optimist, he invites us to adopt a positive view of the world, human capacity, and global trade.

Rise and Shine: Skyscrapers and Global Well Being

Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.12.2012 | New York
Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D.

A rapid shift in economic power is occurring, but we already knew that. What matters is whether the rise of emerging markets will deliver the distributive justice that capitalism has historically promised.

Games

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

The president and Congress refuse to compete in globalization, but compete in the worst game of all: contributions before country.

The Official Art of Capitalist Society

William M. O'Barr | Posted 11.12.2012 | Media
William M. O'Barr

One effort at defining advertising -- this modern phenomenon that is so much a part of contemporary life -- stands above all others. The British social theorist Raymond Williams dubbed it the official art of capitalist society. In doing so, he located it in time, place, and history.

Eataly in Italy

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 11.06.2012 | Home
Fabio Parasecoli

In recent years, Italians seem to have rediscovered markets as places to reaffirm their local identity and reconnect with their past, and Eataly channels elements of the outdoor market atmosphere.

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.

Duty

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 | Home
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.