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Globalization

The New Corporate World Order

Robert Scheer | Posted 06.20.2011 | Business
Robert Scheer

It is argued that multinational corporations have the right to arrange their business as they see fit in order to maximize profit. But if that is the case, do beleaguered American taxpayers have to foot the bill?

Global Competency Through International Interaction and Education

Ed Gragert | Posted 06.19.2011 | Education
Ed Gragert

Very few of today's American youth are prepared to be tomorrow's global leaders. This potential crisis in U.S. global leadership capacity demands a dramatic, yet achievable goal.

Are Students Prepared For 21st Century Jobs?

Alan Singer | Posted 06.18.2011 | Education
Alan Singer

If President Obama is right about the importance of education for improving national competitiveness, you would expect teaching to be a 21st century growth industry.

The Psychology Behind the Right's Fear of the Future

Douglas LaBier | Posted 06.18.2011 | Politics
Douglas LaBier

When people become scared, or when their view of who they are feels turned upside down, they may unconsciously retreat into beliefs and behavior that promise restoration of what feels lost or endangered.

How The New Definition Of Success Affects Our Sense Of Meaning

Carlo Strenger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carlo Strenger

Our culture, addicted to global success stories, is making it increasingly difficult for the overwhelming majority of people who make a decent living through hard work, but do not belong to the global ruling class, to feel that they matter.

Education Will Bring Societies Together -- We Can't Depend on Governmental Diplomacy Alone

David J. Skorton | Posted 06.08.2011 | College
David J. Skorton

The availability of high-quality postsecondary education is significant beyond the personal benefit of a college degree: the problem-solving capacity of a modern college or university and its graduates is enormous.

The Luddites Revisited

Mark Engler | Posted 06.07.2011 | Green
Mark Engler

The Luddites have been slandered. They did not oppose technology per se, but rather asked some important questions about the ends to which new technological discoveries were being used and who in society would benefit from them.

An In-Depth Interview With Joel Rosenthal, President of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

I interviewed Rosentha on his assessment of Obama's foreign policy, the Middle East and North Africa protests, the WikiLeaks revelations, and more.

What "Free Trade" Has Cost the World

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Propaganda being what it is we were somehow convinced to try a worldwide experiment in taking good jobs from democracies and turning them into bad jobs in thugocracies. Now, of course, the experiment has run its course and we can see the results.

Brown Shoots

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Kuttner

As spring dawns, the economy's green shoots have been trampled once again, first by the economic fallout from Japan's tsunami, and again by rising worldwide commodity prices.

Free Trade Isn't Helping World Poverty

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

Free trade just doesn't work as a global anti-poverty strategy. Having more affluent people in the Third World is not the same as the Third World as a whole nearing the living standards of the First.

Habitats for Humanity

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

Immigration may well be the most important issue of our time. Between 2000 and 2050, according to journalist Doug Saunders, the cities of the world will absorb over three billion people, a majority of them migrants from farms and villages.

The Republican Attack on Women's Health Goes Global

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

What does a congressperson from Ohio have in common with a 16 year-old sex worker in Cambodia? They're both symbols of the perverse political stalemate in Washington, D.C.

The Ugly Side of Our Globalised World

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christina Patterson

Sometimes, it takes art to bring an issue alive. Sometimes, what it takes, in fact, is a play. Two weeks ago, I saw a play that was so beautiful, and ...

The Budget Line Neither Party's Willing To Defend: Foreign Aid

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

The country's social safety net isn't the only net that's getting shredded in the budget battle. Somewhere in Senegal, the thin mesh that shields a poor family from a worldwide scourge faces an arguably deadlier cut.

Gadget Factories Charge Up China's Labor Activism

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

The trajectory of China's breakneck economic growth over the past three decades is a case study in how globalization allows cutting-edge technology to exist alongside primitive labor conditions.

Making the Most of Global Investing in a Brave New World

Andrew Ireland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrew Ireland

Global investing is important, not only for long-term growth but also for portfolio diversification. Emerging market stocks are continuing to present solid development potential.

Twilight of Collective Bargaining?

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Marshall

Organized labor needs to evolve alternatives to the traditional collective bargaining model, which no longer fits in a globalized economy, and arguably always has been problematic in the public sector.

America, the UN and the Future of Communications

John M. Eger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John M. Eger

National regulators and policy makers worldwide are looking for some way to harness Internet growth and development, and of course, control the flow of communications in the world.

Tomfoolery and Criminal Negligence

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

Are we as Americans grown up enough to face reality and build policy around the facts, or will we keep pretending this is 1955 and we have plenty of time to make attractive choices?

What Malia and Sasha Obama's Parents Know About the Value of Language

Nataly Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Nataly Kelly

Mind your manners." "Eat your carrots." "Practice your Mandarin." The first two phrases are often uttered by the average American parents. The last one is heard in far fewer homes.

Lord Mark Malloch-Brown on the Unfinished Global Revolution

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

In advance of his upcoming book, The Unfinished Global Revolution: The Pursuit of a New International Politics, I interviewed Mark Malloch-Brown on the challenges and opportunities of globalization in the 21st century.

The Net Worth of Open Networks

Ramesh Srinivasan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramesh Srinivasan

Even if new technologies can serve both democratic and repressive purposes, no one disputes their continued growth as the economic, social, political, and cultural substrate of our times.

Do No Harm

Ali Hakan Altinay | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Hakan Altinay

A global "do no harm" approach would be a minimalist enough approach to global civics for many to subscribe to, and yet effective enough in providing us with bearings.

Making Business Succeed

Stan Sorscher | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business
Stan Sorscher

To get into balance, we need to restore the social contract -- the deal that public resources are rightly used to promote business, and in exchange, businesses recognize a duty to shared prosperity.