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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.

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.