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Do Sanctions Work?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.04.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Economic sanctions have long been used as a foreign policy tool, sometimes perceived as the tool of choice for nations where diplomacy has failed to yield desired results. Yet as widely used as they are, they generally fail to achieve their objectives.

How Globalization Changed America in 2014, and What It Might Mean for 2015

Edward Goldberg | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

It is the season of lists: best movies, best books, and so on. I thought I should continue a tradition I started several years ago of creating a different type of list: a geo-political-economic list -- a list of the globalization top five from an American perspective.

Here I Am: The Global Fund Is Vital for Communities

Lucy Chesire | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

This past week, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria held an important regional meeting in Lusaka (Zambia) to speak with those most...

Dear Huddled Masses, Please Come to America and Save Us!

Peter Samuelson | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics
Peter Samuelson

To those 885,800 immigrants who arrived this year (up 110,000 from the year before), I say "Thank you for coming! We welcome and cherish your contributions to our economy. Please ignore the right wing nut jobs who want to send you away.

LIVE UPDATES: After Resolution, A Flood Of Bad News Out Of Europe

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 02.15.2012 | Business

DUBLIN — Alarming financial news flowed out of Europe in a torrent Friday, just a week after the EU leaders struck a deal they thought would con...

The European Agreement Offers Other People's Money

Georges Ugeux | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

The simple notion that China might be part of that new fund is sending waves throughout Europe. Does Europe need the IMF and China to resolve a $500 billion problem?

Is Happiness Really Priceless?

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 11.27.2011 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

If it drains you in too many ways to count, is a higher paying job really more valuable to you? Can we assign a dollar value to the restorative powers of a vacation with friends, or the satisfaction you feel from having time to pursue interests outside of the office?

How The GDP Is Leading Us Terribly Astray

John Robbins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Robbins

Anything that doesn't involve monetary exchange simply does not register to the GDP. If we employed a better way of assessing economic conditions, would we have fewer broken lives and less despair?

The New Economics: Are You People-Rich?

Linda Buzzell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Linda Buzzell

Our society measures wealth by how many dollars you have in the bank, but many other cultures around the world count prosperity by how many good relationships you enjoy in your life.