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Corporate Globalization

Globalization and Interconnectedness: A Global Grocery Story for Education

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 11.08.2014 | Education
Sriya Chakravarti

For centuries, we as a race have been migrating to different lands, exchanging goods, services and ideas to improve our lives. "With globalization our interconnectedness and interdependence have grown."

Leading the Deliberate Life

Fay Johnson | Posted 03.16.2013 | Impact
Fay Johnson

Does it really matter if you recycle that plastic bottle? Does it matter where you buy your clothes or where they are made? Does taking public transit really make a difference? If you believe that our choices affect our lives and the lives of others, it does.

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.

Beating China, Corporate Style

Hannah Gurman | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
Hannah Gurman

The compact between U.S. corporations and U.S. labor is over. Especially in light of all that has transpired since 2008, why should anyone believe that catering to the interests of U.S. corporations located in or returning from China will make American workers any better off?

Eureka!

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business
Sen. Fritz Hollings

If the president would campaign on competing in globalization he not only could save his reelection, he could save the country.

Newt and the Refugees of Globalization

Edward Goldberg | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business
Edward Goldberg

No matter how hard Mitt Romney tries to fit a square peg into a round hole, his version of Republicanism no longer appears to represent the majority of the party.

We're All Rust Belters Now

Bob Hagan | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Hagan

Whether the American Jobs Act ultimately passes or is killed in Congress by the GOP, simply having the debate about the role government should play in the economy is critically important on the eve of the 2012 elections.

Three Innovative Ideas, Which Could Help the Economy,...but No One's Talking About Them

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics
Peter Smirniotopoulos

Fostering a nation of creative thinkers will serve the U.S. well in an increasingly global and technological economy. After all, one of the most successful and profitable companies in the world is Apple.

Ask Workers in Cambodia and Bangladesh: Where Has Corporate Social Responsibility Been?

Jeff Ballinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Ballinger

Since the earliest "code of conduct" requirements for supplier factories, labor rights have declined nearly to the vanishing point in production-for-export areas around the world.

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.

Celebrate, Don't Mourn, Collapse of WTO Talks

Robert Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Weissman

The alleged upside of the deal for developing countries -- increased access to rich country markets -- would have been of tiny benefit, even according to the World Bank.

The New Workers Uniting Union Means Global Solidarity

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Global corporations have set up a situation in which they are herding workers in a stampede to the bottom. So we created the first global union to face off unregulated multinational corporations.