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Globalization

These Photos Show Santa's Workshop Is Actually A Sprawling Factory Town In China

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 12.22.2014 | World

You may not have heard of the Chinese town of Yiwu, but chances are some of your Christmas decorations were molded, glued, sewn and hand-painted there...

The Global Talent Crunch

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

To begin with, globalization is generating increased competition among companies not only in the traditional centers of business and finance in the developed world, but from emerging countries as well.

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

Edward Goldberg | Posted 12.19.2014 | 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.

Breathtaking Baha'i Temple Rises in Chile

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 12.04.2014 | Religion
Shastri Purushotma

Martha Root was to make many trips around the world spreading the Baha'i Faith, which is now the second most widespread religion worldwide after Christianity. To the east of Santiago, Chile, a new spectacular Baha'i Temple is taking shape -- a testament to how far the community has come in the country since its humble beginnings.

Globalization of Knowledge via the Internet

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 12.02.2014 | Education
Sriya Chakravarti

We have come far in our quest for education. The journey of knowledge and exploration is quite fascinating and deeply speaks about the interconnectedness and the interdependence of the world.

Is 'Coming Out' a Western Construct?

Ali Ahmadi | Posted 11.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Ali Ahmadi

Why is Western society so obsessed with pulling people into certain categories? In an era when sexuality is increasingly understood to be a fluid spectrum, why must we assume that any non-oppressive society must have its fair share of "out-of-the-closet" homosexuals?

A Line in the Tar Sands: Naomi Klein on the Climate

Dave Pruett | Posted 11.26.2014 | Green
Dave Pruett

I was to have been one of 400,000 protestors gathered for the People's Climate March in New York on Sept. 21. Alas, a knee injury sidelined me. As a consolation prize, a friend bought me Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. So wowed am I by Klein's singular accomplishment that I dedicate this post to an unsolicited review.

Are We Viewing Consumer as Human?

Jure Klepic | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Jure Klepic

Companies which take the time to study cultures and subcultures, look for patterns and themes, and truly look at their consumers as human beings instead of just marketing statistics will increase the effectiveness of their marketing campaigns and improve their overall consumer experience.

Breaking a Silence -- Colleges and the Changing World of Work

Harry Boyte | Posted 11.19.2014 | College
Harry Boyte

Wages have been stagnate for years. As Steven Baker put it in the New York Times, the recession, "devastating for working people everywhere in America," followed decades of largely flat wages.

Can Faith Moderate US Gun Culture? Studies Link Religion to Lower Devotion to Firearms

David Briggs | Posted 11.14.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Rather than propping up an anything-goes gun culture, religion may be part of the solution in promoting conversations that move beyond the partisan divides that have immobilized debates over gun control.

The 7 Biggest Travel Myths, Busted

Doug Lansky | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel
Doug Lansky

As hunter-gatherers turned tourists, we may be hardwired to eat, seek comfort, maybe even shop, but how long do we look at a famous attraction before we're supposed to move on?

Putting the Great Back into Great Britain

Dr. Harlan K. Ullman | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Dr. Harlan K. Ullman

Britain faces an existential nomenclature challenge. Will the word "Great" be expunged from its name and sentenced to permanent exile? Or, will Britain's better angels gather to resurrect a second finest hour?

25 Years After Berlin, Do We Still Need Walls?

Peter Schurman | Posted 11.09.2014 | World
Peter Schurman

The European Union demonstrates a way forward: eliminating militarized borders, and expanding the safety perimeter to include everyone. Yes, everyone -- holding criminals, including dictators and terrorists, accountable to the law.

WTO in Seattle - 15 Years Ago

Stan Sorscher | Posted 10.31.2014 | Business
Stan Sorscher

A generation ago, trade deals were about trade. They were really boring, with incomprehensible names. The WTO broadened those goals from boring tariffs to policies that are normally settled through democratic accountable political processes.

If This Generation Continues to Stumble, The Economy Will Fall

Charles M. Sennott | Posted 12.23.2014 | World
Charles M. Sennott

It seems the world has begun to realize that a large piece of the millennial generation has suffered the consequences of an increasingly unequal global economy that has fostered despair and in many places, violent expressions of dissatisfaction.

Why Many Inner City Schools Function Like Prisons

Alan Singer | Posted 12.15.2014 | Education
Alan Singer

I've come to realize that Common Core and its high-stakes assessments are just another piece in the school-to-prison pipeline.

Alibaba, the Golden Child of China's Globalization Strategy

Roselyn Hsueh | Posted 12.15.2014 | World
Roselyn Hsueh

With the world increasingly and economically beholden to China and Chinese business, China's globalization strategy has won dividends at home and abroad.

At What Age Can You Teach a Global Mindset?

Amelia Friedman | Posted 12.06.2014 | Education
Amelia Friedman

You can't just take your kid on a vacation to Spain and consider your work done, nor can you sign up for a language course during sophomore year of college and check "global mindset" off your to-do list. Developing a global mindset should begin before birth and continue for a lifetime.

Cell Phones, the COP and ISIS

Edward Goldberg | Posted 12.03.2014 | World
Edward Goldberg

As the world becomes more chaotic, what should the role of the United States be?

A Fight for Awareness in the Age of Globalization

Francoise Henderson | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Francoise Henderson

When it comes to an infectious disease like Ebola, education is just as important as aid.

When Bad News Gets Really Really.......Good

Olayiwola A. Alara | Posted 11.29.2014 | Business
Olayiwola A. Alara

No matter how bad any situation is that affects us personally or professionally, it is always the catalyst that fertilizes a fresh opportunity.

14 Ways to Embrace Your Global Identity

Tayo Rockson | Posted 11.30.2014 | Travel
Tayo Rockson

Too many of the world's problems are a result of people being afraid of change or not being willing to understand people around them so as we get ready to wrap up 2014, I came up with 14 things one can do to understand the world around us or use our differences to make a difference.

Environmental Disturbance and the Emergence of Tropical Disease: Lessons From the Gold Fields of Ghana

Mario Machado | Posted 11.29.2014 | World
Mario Machado

The wealth contained within this land does not belong to those that live and work it, but to those with the might to control it.

I Am Vulnerable Because I'm Disabled, Not Because I'm a Woman

Erin M. Kelly | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Erin M. Kelly

Violence is violence, no matter how much we categorize, justify or classify it. When one's level of vulnerability plays a role in violence, however, it doesn't matter who you are, or whether you can stand or sit.

ISIS Today, But Who Is Thinking of Tomorrow?

Andy Braner | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Andy Braner

I believe we have to begin to ask ourselves, do we want to continue on for the next decade caught in another war in the Middle East? Maybe we can begin outlining strategies to help change what seems to be the course of the future.