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Rio Wins! Good News for the Global South

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chelsea-Lyn Rudder

Countries like Brazil are now in a position to compete successfully in the athletic events that comprise the Games, and also to provide the venue for the competition.

Pat Robertson's God is a Jerk

Bryan Cones | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bryan Cones

God does not send earthquakes to punish poor people. Or tsunamis. Or AIDS. Or any other disease. Just because God does that in any number of religious texts doesn't make it so

Top 10 Medical Events Of The Decade

Dr. Dean Ornish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Dean Ornish

In writing about the top 10 medical events of the decade, I first began writing about the latest high-tech breakthroughs in genomics, stem cell research, angiogenesis, and so on.

The Rarity of Obscurity

Mark Drapeau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Drapeau

Are you the best in the world at what you do? Ten years ago, it was very difficult to answer this question. One didn't really have a good sense of who the best shoe salesmen. Now, things are different.

Revisiting No Logo, Ten Years Later

Naomi Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Naomi Klein

As the new edition of my book No Logo comes out, it feels like a 'movement moment' once again. A new wave of exciting climate justice activism is underway in the lead up to the UN climate summit in Copenhagen.

Shrinking Dollar Sets Off Alarms Overseas, But Helps US

Washington Post | Anthony Faiola | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The dramatic decline of the U.S. dollar is aiding the American economic recovery but setting off alarm bells overseas, with corporate executives, poli...

On the Politics of Giving and Receiving -- Obama and the Peace Prize

MJR Montoya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJR Montoya

During the Nobel ceremonies, President Obama should graciously re-gift the prize, and he should instead recast it as recognition of those who have suffered through the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

It's Greener than You Think Down Under

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

On a whim, I spent part of the holiday season in Sydney, Australia. To my surprise, I found the folks Down Under are ahead of us in a number of ways when it comes to going green.

Climate Policy and Sustainability Management

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

The idea that the nations of the world would cede sovereignty over their economies to permit a global greenhouse gas cap-and-trade policy was misguided fantasy that is hopefully now laid to rest. So how do we move forward?

"Did You Know?" Tracks Progress Of Information Technology (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod's "Shift Happens (Did You Know?)" series tracks the progression of globalization and information technology in a way that...

Media Literacy 101: Losing Our Ability to Listen to the World (in English)

Susan Moeller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Susan Moeller

The decision to allow Web addresses to be written completely in non-Latin alphabets isn't just a huge deal for most of Asia, the Middle East and wide swaths of the rest of the world. It's a huge deal for Americans.

How The Middle Class Got Squeezed: Charles Hugh Smith

DailyFinance | Charles Hugh Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The current recession has stoked deep-seated fears about a declining middle class. A great collective anxiety about such a decline has been floating a...

The Top 5 Socio-Political Business Risks for 2010

Michael Shtender-Auerbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Shtender-Auerbach

Below is a list of the top five sociopolitical risks that global multinationals must be aware of, prepare for, and confront proactively, lest they face the prospect of falling behind.

Schlock Doctrine: Where, and by Whom, Was Your Christmas Made?

Randall Amster | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Randall Amster

There are certainly many alternatives for purchasing products with greater ethical standards. But let's face it -- parents are busy, disposable incomes are tight, children need stimulation, time is money, and this is America.

Pray to the Gods of Capital, Or Build a New Economy

Zack Exley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zack Exley

We need to start imagining and preparing for a global, coordinated economic transformation on the scale of a world war -- not only to restore jobs, but to restore means of making a sustainable living to everyone on Earth.

7 Great Books By Economists

Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There's a major panel discussion going on today in Washington, D.C. called "The Next Stage," in which economists are coming together to discuss the pr...

Reclaiming "We"

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

When it comes to health care reform, the states most likely to benefit -- because they have the highest percentages of uninsured citizens -- are the source of the loudest objections to reform.

Climate Lobby Investigation Goes Global — and Digital

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tracy L. Barnett

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has been raking in the awards for its international tobacco smuggling investigation. Now it's targeting the lobbying effort to influence the treaty on climate change.

Ross Douthat: No Tax Cuts, Regulate To Contain Busts

New York Times | ROSS DOUTHAT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

...As the 2010s begin, there's reason to worry that America has further to fall. Our politics are polarized, our finances are still overleveraged, and...

Is the Opposite of Capitalism Democracy? A Review of Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anis Shivani

Moore explicitly states that we ought to turn to democracy as the alternative to capitalism. But the opposite of capitalism is not democracy, it is socialism.

Remembering 1989, Diversity in Post-Communist Europe

Barry D. Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Barry D. Wood

Today, nearly 20 years after the Berlin Wall came down, freedom and diversity are the realities in post-communist Europe.

One Troop

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

For now, we can solve the problems of our fiscal and trade deficits by eliminating the corporate income tax and replacing it with a 3% value added tax. This actually cuts taxes and raises more revenue.

Message to World at the G-20 Summit: Don't Depend on a Strong U.S. Recovery to Bail You Out

Rob Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Shapiro

Prospects for a strong U.S. recovery are slim, especially one strong enough to help the rest of the world. And that will be the biggest, unspoken disappointment at this week's G-20 meetings.

Key Senators, Krugman Call for Tariffs on High-Carbon-Footprint Imports

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Elk

In the wake of the China tire-import decision, we have heard a lot of rhetoric falsely labeling it as the beginning of a trade war. It is not. Workers around the world are engaged in an effort to protect themselves.

Obama vs. Krugman: Five Reasons the President's Right on Carbon Tariffs

Jake Colvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Colvin

President Obama and Congress must make sure that U.S. climate policy efforts encourage other countries to reduce their carbon emissions and spur global demand for U.S. clean energy technologies.