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Globalization: Rising Tide, Sinking Boats?

Charles Kolb | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Charles Kolb

Globalization's proponents (and its beneficiaries) must recognize that the globalization consensus can no longer be taken for granted. Life has to be about more than just cheaper clothing and slick smart phones, especially when individuals and communities are visibly hurting.

Saving the Planet From Governments And Markets

Henry Mintzberg | Posted 05.09.2016 | World
Henry Mintzberg

Governments imagine that pledges and plans will deal with the problem while markets barrel ahead with business as usual, namely the consumption of goods, and of this planet. We are hooked on a malignant model of more.

Sentiment on Trade Policy Is Shifting: TPP Is Bad Policy, After All

Stan Sorscher | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
Stan Sorscher

This year's political campaign has forced the economics profession to reconsider the fraying orthodoxy of free trade.

Does Trump Triumph Signal the End of the New Gilded Age?

David Paul | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
David Paul

In last week's Sunday New York Times, a top story above the fold, In New Age of Privilege, Not all Are in Same Boat, trumpeted the new Gilded Age. "Th...

Why Don't We Have One Global Emergency Number?

Quora | Posted 05.05.2016 | Weird News

Why don't we have one global emergency number? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by...

Migrants Mean Business

Magdy Martínez-Solimán | Posted 04.28.2016 | Impact
Magdy Martínez-Solimán

Migration is unavoidable. It makes eminent sense to facilitate and manage migration flows positively instead of trying to endlessly prevent them. At the same time, pragmatic considerations need to be expressed without false complexes.

Trump Proves He Has a Winning Hand in a Rigged Game

David Paul | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
David Paul

When Donald Trump says it is a rigged game, it resonates with voters because that is what they experience in their daily life. And they are not just making it up, it is all there in the data.

Trump on Trade: Truth-less.

Jeremy Haft | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
Jeremy Haft

To those who tuned in to Donald J. Trump's speech on foreign policy to hear precisely how he would make America economically great again, you're in luck. Trump stated clearly and repeatedly how he would deal with China's "economic assault on American jobs and wealth."

Economic Globalization Is a Choice

Ian Fletcher | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

Economic globalization is often presented as an inevitability, a wave of the future to which we must either adapt or get left behind. But it isn't. How much globalization we get and what kind are a choice, a result of deliberate political decisions we have the power to make or not make.

Making America Great Again

John M. Eger | Posted 04.25.2016 | Technology
John M. Eger

All eyes are on the race for the White House ... but the real action, if you care, is what is happening in your city. Benjamin Barber, author of If ...

Making America Great Again

John M. Eger | Posted 04.24.2016 | Technology
John M. Eger

All eyes are on the race for the White House ... but the real action, if you care, is what is happening in your city. Benjamin Barber, author of If ...

Our Next President Must Care About America's International Commitments

Morgan Lowder | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Morgan Lowder

Barack Obama addresses the UN General Assembly. United Nations Photo Flickr. One of the most unfortunate political trends that we have seen over the...

What American Jews Need

Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D.

A faith resource rooted in eliciting positions on justice from the Hebrew canon can be a positive stepping stone for dialogue between diverse populations seeking pathways to relieve global cleavages.

With Catholic Votes In Play, Sanders Plans Vatican Visit

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 8 (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will speak at an event in the Vatican next week, likely broadeni...

Africa's Female Entrepreneurs, Part I: Rita Ribeiro-Sales, Designing a Better World

O'Brien Browne | Posted 04.04.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Our first interviewee, Rita, runs a successful architectural practice in Maputo, Mozambique.

Moving the Global Economy Toward Sustainability

Steven Cohen | Posted 04.15.2016 | Green
Steven Cohen

While some resist globalization and see it as a force for evil in the world, I see it as an inevitable outcome of the technologies of the 21st century. It is a force to be addressed and governed, rather than resisted.

African Cuisines: From Colonial Past to Cosmopolitan Future

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 04.04.2016 | Taste
Fabio Parasecoli

African cuisines are striving to achieve the visibility and popularity among consumers in the Global North that other culinary traditions from the Global South have been enjoying.

The Humanization of Crime

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 03.29.2016 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

   At first we had the "globalisation of balkanisation," when balkan-style failed-state wars became global after September 11.    The modern t...

Why the World Is Falling Apart

Nathan Gardels | Posted 03.28.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

In this one world, it sometimes seems a race is on between the newly empowered and the recently dispossessed. The truth is not only that both realities exist simultaneously, but that one is a condition of the other.

Atrocities v. School Books

Simon Adams | Posted 03.22.2016 | World
Simon Adams

We are at a disturbing conjuncture in world history. There are currently more people displaced by war, persecution and conflict than at any time since World War Two -- almost 60 million in total.

Moomba in Melbourne: Asia in Ascendancy and the Decline of Labour in Oz Part II

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 03.21.2016 | World
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

Read Moomba in Melbourne: Asia in Ascendancy and the Decline of Labour in Oz Part I I mentioned in Part I that the Moomba Festival always take place ...

Are America's Best Days Over?

Nigel Barber | Posted 03.17.2016 | Business
Nigel Barber

In The Rise and Fall of American Growth, Robert Gordon argues that America's exceptional growth of the early 20th century is over and done. His thesis is that innovation ain't what it used to be.

The Emerging Populist-Neoliberal Political Realignment

Brian Hawkins | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics
Brian Hawkins

Donald Trump and Senator Bernie Sanders' emergence into the political scene has potentially irreversibly altered the political landscape as we know it. Both candidates represent a form of their respective party's ideological populism taken to their logical extreme.

Transcending Boundaries through Contextual Intelligence: Why Business Schools Need to Catch Up with Reality

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 03.16.2016 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

This article first appeared in the Portfolio of Perspectives series created by Olam. Disruption, innovation, inclusion. These days, there is a multit...

If SkyDive Dubai Was a Mindset: Pushing The Kids to Fly

Sarah Elzeini | Posted 03.11.2016 | World
Sarah Elzeini

"You jump off a cliff and you assemble an airplane on the way down." - Reid Hoffman, American Entrepreneur Blanketed under thousands of stars, th...