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Globalization

The Death of Dilbert: Why Your Children Will Need to Love Their Jobs

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brian Whetten

While the number of unskilled jobs and professional jobs have both been increasing, even in the face of this recession, the number of skilled, routine jobs -- the bread and butter work of the middle class -- is falling through the floor.

Safeguarding the Movement of Migrant Workers

Chris Nolan  | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Chris Nolan 

In a world where capital, technology, and labor are increasingly mobile, migrant workers are vital to the global workforce. However, to date they have not received significant attention from business.

Phantoms and Hamlet's Blackberry

Stephen Balkam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

While he is not a Luddite, William Powers is acutely aware of the onslaught on the psyche the Internet and the new technologies have brought.

Climate Talks Tank, Global South Sinks Further

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michelle Chen

Leading countries in the UN climate talks continue seeing emissions reduction as a political poker game, but politically disenfranchised communities know all too well that the house always wins.

Crouching Tiger vs. Slobbering Slumdog: What Ang Lee Gets Right About Globalization

Chi Tung | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chi Tung

Slumdog might be a shining example of how to package a transglobal blockbuster. But its fatal flaw is that it often treats globalization, the lingua franca of today's world, as unassailable gospel.

A Different Kind of P2P: The Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad

Linda Constant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Linda Constant

The Rhythm Road facilitates not only cross-cultural discourse but also provides an extraordinary platform for artists to emerge from their own localism and share what they do, face-to-face, with the unknown.

Repubs Winning, Dems Whining

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

The Right's genius for manipulating people's sense of grievance, combined with liberals' weak brew of tepid policy proposals, leads voters to cast their ballots against their own economic interests.

Global Grassroots Network Emerges From "Rivers for Life" Meeting in Mexico

Peter Bosshard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Southern civil society groups need to create their own transnational networks to protect the environment and human rights in such projects.

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.