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Language and Being American in the World

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gail Vida Hamburg

It is not unusual for US interpreters in Afghanistan to be ignorant of the languages they claimed to be fluent in. Faking understanding of a foreign language is a common vanity.

Green News Report: September 9, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: New electri...

A Look At The World's Fastest Growing Megacity

GlobalPost | Erik German and Solana Pyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The future is here, and it smells like burning trash. As the evening call to prayer echoes across Dhaka's teeming slums, a bluish haze rises in the mu...

Why The Difference Between 'Recession' & 'Depression' Is Key To Recovery

The New Republic | John B. Judis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There are, indeed, obvious differences between the current downturn and the Great Depression. The unemployment rate, for one thing, was much higher in...

Let's Be Real About Unemployment

Surya Yalamanchili | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Surya Yalamanchili

Our politicians can't grasp structural issues -- they are always hoping for a fast cyclical fix before the next election. Let's acknowledge the real cause of high unemployment and get to work addressing it.

Faith, Pluralism, Globalization and Higher-Education in the 21st Century: An Interview with John Sexton, President of NYU

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

"This is a great moment where humankind literally can pass through a critical threshold and create a higher version of itself."

The Economy of the Garden -- Part Two

Jon Foreman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jon Foreman

I have more in common with watermelons than I'd like to admit. Deep down inside of me, the vines of an insatiable appetite are hungry for more, no matter what I consume or acquire.

Outsourcing Jobs...that Can't be Outsourced

Martin Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Martin Ford

People who work in knowledge-based fields like information technology, accounting, graphic design or legal research are probably well aware that their...

Happy Days Are Not Here Again: Obama, China and the Coming Great Contraction

Derek Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Derek Shearer

This summer has convinced me it is realistic -- not pessimistic or fatalistic -- to believe we have reached the twilight of the oil-industrial age.

20 Things I've Learned Traveling Around the World For Three Years

Gary Arndt | Posted 02.19.2013 | Travel
Gary Arndt

On March 13, 2007, I handed over the keys to my house and headed out to travel around the world with nothing but a backpack, my laptop and a camera. Here are some of the things I've learned.

The Economy of the Garden -- Part One

Jon Foreman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jon Foreman

My wife and I planted a garden this year. This tiny patch of dirt has become a space where small miracles occur daily. The slow and steady growth of the garden contradicts almost everything about our fast-paced world.

In Summer of Strife, China's Proletariat Debuts on World Stage

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

The explosion of labor action in Chinese citie is bearing political fruit: Guangdong is working on a set of reforms to give muscle to collective-bargaining laws that have thus far existed mostly on paper.

Can Globalization Be Glamorous? Check Out Brazil

Jenni Avins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jenni Avins

The country's protectionist trade policy, urban migration and growing GDP are contributing to a Brazilian fashion industry that is attracting foreign investment and exporting Brazilian brands.

Russia "Gets" Climate Change

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Ostertag

There is no precedent in human experience for global warming. No human has dealt with this before. But everyone has to deal with it now. In this sense Medvedev is right, Russia is not alone. We are all is in this together.

Anis Shivani: The Most Anticipated Books For The Rest Of 2010

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

From important new fiction by Jonathan Franzen and Yiyun Li to penetrating critiques of the current political situation by Matt Taibbi and Chris Hedges, there is a lot to look forward to from publishers at all levels for the rest of the summer and the fall.

The Fox

Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco

The recent and unprecedented ascendancy of economics in the hierarchy of prestige and resources speaks to the academy's malaise more generally: complicity, on the one hand, and unsoundness on the other.

Rebuilding Haiti: The Job Everybody and Nobody Wants

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

As civil society groups try to figure out where they fit into Haiti's quest for "development," movements for workers' rights are emerging as a counterweight to the aid agencies often associated with oppressive neo-imperialism.

The Myth of the Global Economy

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

Globalization is a catchphrase that doesn't describe current economic or political reality. That the phrase has so many unthinking users -- especially among America's political elite -- is disturbing.

Google and the Napoleonic Model: Business in Revolutionary Times

Robert Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Greene

Google's culture is focused on the idea that the company is the spearhead of a revolution. This sense of being part of a cause created an extremely motivated workforce, which allows Google to practice a kind of maneuver warfare.

Obama the Visionless: Flogging the Four Horsemen of the Bureaucracy

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

We are stuck with the checklist president -- the to-do-list president, the carry-over president, the regulation president -- when what we needed was a vision president.

Global Women's Health and Social Media

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

Cyberspace is flooded with opportunities to donate, petitions to sign, breaking news reports and stories to share and real time updates.

America Needs a New Globalization Game

Clyde Prestowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Clyde Prestowitz

There is no strategy to assure that we will continue to have good jobs in a world class American economy fully competitive with the economies of China, India, Germany, or any other country. This is the main issue facing our country today.

Why Americans Will Keep Losing to Asian Genius

Khanh Ho | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Khanh Ho

As a much smarter Asian citizen whose knowledge eclipses the slug-like operations of your feeble little minds, let me enumerate how idiotic the puerile delight in CNN's latest Asian boy wonder story is.

President for the Country

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Obama must act now on jobs and deficits. Unless someone has a better idea, repealing the corporate income tax with a 5% value added tax will curtail the need to off-shore and reduce the deficit.

Class of 2010: Epic FAIL...

Garret LoPorto | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Garret LoPorto

No jobs for a misled, mis-educated generation. According to The Wall Street Journal, hundreds of thousands of new college graduates are entering a U.S...