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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.

Why Parents Must Be On Top of Their Kids' Online Escapades

April Rudin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
April Rudin

It is incumbent on us parents to take an active role in learning about technology and very closely monitoring the online escapades of our own children.

What is America's Story for the 21st Century?

John Milewski | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics
John Milewski

When we ask ourselves why we are committing military might in Libya (or Afghanistan, or Iraq), we're really asking bigger questions. What is our purpose in the world? What is the story that defines our friends and our foes?

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.