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Globalization

Frankenstein, Return of the Zombies: The Sequel

Lydia Fisher | Posted 10.11.2011 | Business
Lydia Fisher

Frankenstein was a "failed artificial life experiment" that went badly wrong. Ours incubated in financial laboratories -- the result of complex "innovative" financial engineering.

Bill Gross: Problem Is 'Insufficient Consumption And investment'

Washington Post | Bill Gross | Posted 10.11.2011 | Business

For a few days there it seemed like President Obama was the master of the bond market. This is a Triple-A nation, he intoned on Monday, and always wil...

Doing Something Real

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

We continue in hot wars everywhere and ignore the cold war -- the economy war. Globalization is nothing more than an economy war with production looking for a country cheaper to produce.

Investors Still Think They Can Fly

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business
Daniel Wagner

Investors appear to believe that, for some reason, the age of globalization has made the prospect of a global economic meltdown remote.

Debt Crisis Sparks America's Global Moment

Andrew Nagorski | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics
Andrew Nagorski

There was a time when Americans were firmly convinced that European problems were ones that they did not have to worry about. Suddenly, Europe's problems don't look that remote or dissimilar.

Sustainable Management: Focus on Individuals, Not Generations

Ed Lawler | Posted 09.12.2011 | Business
Ed Lawler

For the last decade, the media has been obsessed with the differences said to exist among generations. An entire industry emerged dedicated to describ...

The Height of Congressional Irresponsibility, and Once Again on the Backs of the Middle Class

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

What has gotten lost in all of this partisan sturm und drang is any sensitivity to the day-to-day needs of the tens of millions of Americans who are being devastated by the effects of the "trickle down" economic policies that were hatched by Reagan.

Eighty Percent of Vitamin C Is Imported from China. Is it Safe?

Dara O'Rourke | Posted 08.31.2011 | Green
Dara O'Rourke

The dangers of an increasingly globalized supply chain for food and drugs are already visible. With imports and scandals rising, and government funding decreasing, the FDA will have to focus their limited resources to protect public health.

OECD: Globalization Has Made Economic Crises More Likely

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.29.2011 | Business

Advances in communication, information, transportation and trading technology have helped web together nations into interconnected and interdependent ...

The Korea Trade Deal in Two Minutes (VIDEO)

Lori Wallach | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Lori Wallach

Check out this two-minute film from Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch about the job-killing NAFTA-style Korea trade deal. Or, if film isn't your th...

No Longer Free Press

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

When the press finally wakes up and reports how we can win this trade war, how we can rebuild America, it will probably report that those for the value added tax approach "were ahead of their time."

Asia Has More MIllionaires Than Europe For First Time

AP | KELVIN CHAN | Posted 08.23.2011 | Business

HONG KONG — Booming Asia had more millionaires than Europe for the first time last year and is fast closing in on North America for the top spot...

Why Libertarians Are Wrong on Free Trade

Ian Fletcher | Posted 08.17.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

Like it or not, even a capitalist economy is a system in which your actions affect other people. Your freedom to swing your fist ends, famously, at the tip of my nose, and what you buy and don't buy affects other people.

Reclaiming Our Sense of Self In A Globalized World

Shelley A. Lewis | Posted 08.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Shelley A. Lewis

Is globalization really in our best interests? What is the psychological impact of globalization on our sense of self?

The Grand Charade

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Don't give us a long-term plan for future Congresses to pay the debt. Start paying it. Cut out the politics and replace the corporate tax with a 6% VAT. Cut spending and start paying for government.

Fes Forum 2011: Finding A Soul For Globalization

Katherine Marshall | Posted 08.08.2011 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

The wisdom of the heart, of love and of poetry must be acknowledged, even in a scientific quest for truth

Closing the Digital Divide

John M. Eger | Posted 08.07.2011 | Education
John M. Eger

Like payroll software, which every enterprise needs, why can't we provide these forms of instruction through Cyber-Schools?

Shanghai's Overweight Population Inches Closer To U.S. Levels: Report

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business

A growing supply of cheap food and disposable income has created an obesity problem among China's urban middle-class. According to a recently pub...

Blame It All on Globalization 3.0

John M. Eger | Posted 07.23.2011 | Education
John M. Eger

Globalization 3.0, first coined by The New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, is here. Outsourcing and offshoring have entered our lexicon of new words.

Some Asian Patients Seek Radical Surgery For 'Western' Features

Posted 07.23.2011 | World

A growing trend has Asian patients of all ages, from the middle-aged to adolescents, seeking out plastic surgery in an effort to make themselves appea...

Challenge for Global Cooperation

Prof. Klaus Schwab | Posted 07.20.2011 | Business
Prof. Klaus Schwab

The state of the world is fraught with unprecendented imbalances and tremendous risks, and institutions are struggling to keep up with the changing times. Our only way out will be to make decisions that consider all stakeholders.

Managing Economic Policy in a Multipolar World

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 07.19.2011 | Business
Otaviano Canuto

It's no secret that current account imbalances exist around the world. In many cases, these imbalances may be benign and merely reflect market-driven ...

The Coming of the Global Mobile

Tina Wells | Posted 07.06.2011 | Business
Tina Wells

Millennials have grown up in this world of instanity, where information, photos, and prices (when they're shopping) are just one click away. They are ...

Income Inequality Is Soaring Globally -- Even In Sweden

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.03.2011 | Business

Widening income inequality has been a thorn in America's side for some time now. Turns out, other countries in the developed world aren't exempt from ...

Quit Planning. Do It, Please

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 07.03.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

We all want to cut taxes. Globalization is nothing more than production looking for a cheaper country to produce. We can cut taxes by eliminating the corporate income tax and replacing it with a 5% value added tax.