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Globalization

John Steinbeck, Michael Moore, and the Burgeoning Role of Planetary Patriotism

Thomas Steinbeck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Thomas Steinbeck

The Steinbeck Award points to examples of American patriots who have made an indelible impact on our culture. Mr. Moore aptly fulfills every required parameter designed to guide the choice of award recipients.

Fight Inequality, Don't Scapegoat Immigrants

Mark Engler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Engler

Immigration to the U.S. is managed in a way that benefits the wealthy. Reactionary anti-immigrant measures create an ever-more-exploitable pool of labor for employers to take advantage of.

It All Depends on What You Mean by Cost-Effective

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

The July issue of the journal Armed Forces & Society had a section devoted to the issue of military privatization which is worth looking at. The art...

Satirizing India in the Age of Globalization

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

This remarkable debut novel is one of the very best novels ever to come out of South Asia, and points to a new direction after the earlier wave of writing by Salman Rushdie, Rohinton Mistry, and Vikram Seth.

William Alden

Bank Of America CEO: Our Growth Will Come From Abroad

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Speaking at at an industry conference today, Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan said his bank, the country's largest by assets, will continue selling ...

Green News Report: September 14, 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: They found...

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.