There are certainly many alternatives for purchasing products with greater ethical standards. But let's face it -- parents are busy, disposable incomes are tight, children need stimulation, time is money, and this is America.
We need to start imagining and preparing for a global, coordinated economic transformation on the scale of a world war -- not only to restore jobs, but to restore means of making a sustainable living to everyone on Earth.
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has been raking in the awards for its international tobacco smuggling investigation. Now it's targeting the lobbying effort to influence the treaty on climate change.
Diverse companies can be much better and more creative, much more profitable and able to succeed globally, only if they are aware and conscious of all we bring in preconceived notions of who others are.
It's increasingly difficult to find gifts in a global world where Tiffany's opened stores throughout Italy and, on the other hand, local NYC and online shopping centers worldwide provide you with everything Italian.
For now, we can solve the problems of our fiscal and trade deficits by eliminating the corporate income tax and replacing it with a 3% value added tax. This actually cuts taxes and raises more revenue.
In the wake of the China tire-import decision, we have heard a lot of rhetoric falsely labeling it as the beginning of a trade war. It is not. Workers around the world are engaged in an effort to protect themselves.
Gay marriage and our increasingly obvious interconnectedness present threats to traditions and ways of doing things that many of us think should change. In that regard, health reform is the new gay marriage.