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Globalization

The World's Newest Nations

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 01.03.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Say that your province or region suddenly becomes an independent country -- with recognition from the United Nations and all. After the celebrations end, and the celebrities leave, the real decision-making begins.

Roots of Corruption in India

Cleo Paskal | Posted 01.02.2012 | World
Cleo Paskal

Individual by individual, an anti-corruption wave is growing within Indian civil society. In recent months, people from all sectors of Indian society have said 'enough is enough' and, each in their own way, are doing something about it.

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.

Mine Workers Struggle for Safety Underground, Justice in the Streets

Michelle Chen | Posted 12.19.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

Over the past few weeks, turmoil in the mining industry has also spoken to the divide between the corporate elite and the impoverished multitudes--a faultline running through communities mired in poverty but rich in resources.

China is Not the Problem, It's a Symptom

Georges Ugeux | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

The vote by the U.S. Senate to proceed with sanctions to "punish" China for its currency policy is hypocritical and is a further sign of Washington's inability to deal with U.S. economic problems.

Free Trade Deals Will Export American Jobs, Not American Products

Rep. Ted Deutch | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Rep. Ted Deutch

In the midst of unprecedented long-term unemployment, I cannot support trade agreements that repeat the mistakes of previous trade deals that shipped millions of American jobs overseas.

What Happens When Millennials Come Together

David D. Burstein | Posted 12.10.2011 | College
David D. Burstein

We're the first generation to spend all of our grown years in a world where connecting to people from all over the world, instantly and constantly, seems normal and natural.

PHOTOS: Ai Weiwei Back With New Exhibition

Posted 11.26.2011 | Arts

In his new exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum, notorious trickster-activist Ai Weiwei playfully approaches serious subject matter. The sho...

The West and the Rest in a One-Model-Fits-All World

Pepe Escobar | Posted 11.26.2011 | World
Pepe Escobar

When capitalism hits the intensive care unit, the ones who pay the hospital bill are always the most vulnerable -- and the bill is invariably paid in blood.

A Transformative Jobs Plan: What's Good for IBM's Top Executives Is Not Good for the U.S.

William Lazonick | Posted 11.15.2011 | Business
William Lazonick

The dearth of jobs, even in an economic recovery, reflects the cumulative impact of three structural changes in the employment practices of U.S. industrial corporations.

America and Oil, Declining Together?

Michael T. Klare | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics
Michael T. Klare

Ditching oil for the new energy technologies should be America's top economic priority, but if you're in a betting mood, you probably shouldn't put your money on Washington.

The Power of Connections in a Shrinking World

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 11.09.2011 | Media
Rev. Larry Hollon

The tide of history is sweeping us toward a more interconnected and interactive world. It is better to embrace this reality than to ignore it and be swept up in the current.

Labor Day Showdown: Can Advocates Stop 'NAFTA of the Pacific'?

Michelle Chen | Posted 11.05.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

The provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are still under wraps, but the general outline seems to mimic NAFTA and similar pacts that have brought political and economic turmoil to rich and poor countries alike.

We All Truly Impact Each Other

Ashley M. Williams | Posted 10.31.2011 | Black Voices
Ashley M. Williams

My journey in South Africa and my interactions with the people there have helped me to realize that we all are connected. We impact each other's lives with every action and every word.

To Stop Corruption, Fight the Power, Not the People

Michelle Chen | Posted 10.29.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

Absolute power corrupts absolutely, and in a world where the gap between the powerful and powerless grows wider each day, corruption in political and economic institutions spreads much faster than shame.

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...