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Scotland's Quarrel Is With Globalization, Not the U.K.

Gordon Brown | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

The 20th century challenge was for Scotland to maintain its cultural identity while at the same time cooperating with the four nations of the U.K.. Now the challenge is even greater: to uphold cultural traditions and national identities in a world where there are no such things as nation-only solutions. By answering those who claim that independence can make a difference with policies that show interdependence can make the difference, Scotland can show the way forward by thinking big and not small.

An Open Letter To Boomers From The Millennial Generation

Mikey McManus | Posted 11.17.2014 | Fifty
Mikey McManus

Dear Baby Boomers, Thank you. No, really, I mean it. You guys catch a lot of flack from my generation, the 'me, me, me, millennials,' and not nearly enough gratitude.

AFL-CIO and Uruguayan Workers in Solidarity to Protect Democracy From 'Corporate Courts'

Celeste Drake | Posted 11.09.2014 | Impact
Celeste Drake

Why is the AFL-CIO standing in strong solidarity with the workers of Uruguay? We believe that the people, through their elected officials, should be the ones to determine which policies are best for their health, their environment and the general welfare.

Globalization and Interconnectedness: A Global Grocery Story for Education

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 11.08.2014 | Education
Sriya Chakravarti

For centuries, we as a race have been migrating to different lands, exchanging goods, services and ideas to improve our lives. "With globalization our interconnectedness and interdependence have grown."

Can the People's Climate March on September 21 Ignite a Political Revolution?

Pearl Korn | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Pearl Korn

I hope that all of this suggests that we are arriving at a tipping point and are ready to do the hard work necessary to take back our democracy and our government.

The Summer of Our Discontent

Kimon Valaskakis | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Kimon Valaskakis

To paraphrase Churchill : Homo Sapiens will always eventually arrive at the right solution -- after trying everything else. Our question : how long and how many unnecessary deaths will it take ?

Has the Consumer Finally Defeated the Worker?

Jacques Attali | Posted 10.28.2014 | World
Jacques Attali

Our elected representatives would rather upset those who come back from the office or the factory than those returning from the supermarket. The person elected chooses to encourage the lowering of product prices because that appeals to the consumer, even though this decrease favors imports and hurts local workers. The elected official chooses to increase taxes on work and to lower taxes on consumption: more income tax and less value added tax.

What 'Made In China' Means For Your Furniture

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.27.2014 | HuffPost Home

While factory work was once a large part of the American economy, the trend toward globalization and outsourcing has gutted many, and the rural towns ...

Thinking at Harvard: What Is the Future of Learning?

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 10.26.2014 | Education
Sriya Chakravarti

The future of learning should be such that it gives greater flexibility to the learner, confidence that the self can learn anything, basic idea clarity on complex thoughts and processes and awareness about the world at large and tolerance.

Engineers Don't Make Jobs, Jobs Make Engineers: Politicians Got it Wrong Again

Curtis Ellis | Posted 10.25.2014 | Technology
Curtis Ellis

Innovation follows production, not the other way around. Most jobs are in production, not innovation. If politicians truly care about American jobs and innovation, they should craft policies to ensure production stays in America.

How Would You Redefine Study Abroad?

Amelia Friedman | Posted 10.14.2014 | College
Amelia Friedman

A new initiative at the International Institute of Education is sparking conversation, asking us how we can increase the cultural awareness in our students and encourage them to learn in environments outside of their comfort zone.

It's a Start-Up World

Spencer Wolff | Posted 10.12.2014 | Technology
Spencer Wolff

Founded barely seventh months ago, Emerging Collective intends to challenge today's euro-centric art market by fostering north-south dialogue and cultivating artists from emerging economies.

Globalization Helps the Rich & Asia While Hurting the Middle Class in the West. Here's What Can Be Done About It

Branko Milanovic | Posted 10.06.2014 | World
Branko Milanovic

Globalization has mostly benefited the rich and the rising Asian middle class at the expense of the middle class in the West. The choice would seem either plutocracy and globalization -- or populism and a halt to globalization. Another solution would imply more substantial redistribution policies in the rich world.

Vietnamese Hipsters Reveal The Power of Internet and Globalization

Sahra Vang Nguyen | Posted 10.04.2014 | World
Sahra Vang Nguyen

With such an eagerness to embrace American style, trends and culture, I hope Vietnam's youth remember that they have just as much to offer and inspire the global community as they like to adopt.

After MH17: I Am Committed To International Travel More Than Before

Andrew Lam | Posted 09.23.2014 | Travel
Andrew Lam

In the end, it is not fear or fundamentalism, but relentless human movement that shapes and reshapes the world.

The Future of Work Is About Challenging Convention

Jacob Morgan | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Jacob Morgan

It's no wonder that synonyms for employee, manager and work include words like cog, slave driver and drudgery. We have literally built our organizations from the ground up with the notion that work has to be unpleasant. It's time to challenge convention.

Bill Gates' Guru: 'I'm Not Impressed With Silicon Valley.' 'I Don't Have a Cell Phone.' 'I Never Blog.'

Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.13.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

You have to listen closely to grasp the wisdom of his views. His rapid-fire mind spews out a deluge of statistics in a heavy Slavic accent -- with a crusty disregard for political correctness and conventional wisdom. And his key concept is counterintuitive: less enables more.

5 Intercultural Issues That Can Make Life Easy for Entrepreneurs, Expats and VCs

Cosmin Gheorghe | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Cosmin Gheorghe

A few months ago I was asked by Alin Uhlmann, president of Tasuleasa Social, if I could help Romanian entrepreneurs learn how to present their ideas and accomplishments to international partners and investors. Inspired by my discussion with Mr. Uhlmann, I put together five essential issues that can be helpful in intercultural professional relationships.

'Please Don't Ask Where I'm From'

Egyptian Streets | Posted 09.06.2014 | Travel
Egyptian Streets

"Where are you from?" is a question I can never quite answer without using the phrase "Then I moved to..." five times. A single place that I can call 'home' has never existed -- the world, and its countless cultures, is where I find solace.

Navigating Financial Milestones: Taking Control of Your Personal Economy in a Global Environment

Andrew Ireland | Posted 09.01.2014 | Money
Andrew Ireland

A strong personal economy has, historically, been built on traditional pillars: Make smart investments, manage expenditures, and build sound credit history. But in today's increasingly interconnected world, that alone won't cut it.

The Future

Kevin Siskar | Posted 08.30.2014 | Business
Kevin Siskar

I recently finished reading Physics of the Future by Dr. Michio Kaku. After countless hours of time spent with the smartest scientists on earth, Dr. K...

Is Globalization Making Us More Tolerant?

Noa Gafni | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Noa Gafni

Growing up in the U.S. with foreign parents was like getting a glimpse into other universes.

The Battle for Soft Power: America's Digital Cold War with China

Justin O’Connor | Posted 08.23.2014 | World
Justin O’Connor

Talk these days of the creative economy as soft power and a harbinger of world peace, ignores the huge struggles taking place between Google, Facebook no one hand and Baidu, We Chat, Tencent on the other, pitching the U.S. and China directly against each other in a cold digital war of online platforms, search engines and aggregation algorithms. It is very nice to assert the diversity of cultures in a globalized world. But this diversity is in reality dependent on some very hard issues of finance, intellectual property rights and communications infrastructures.

FIFA's Responsibility to World Cup Host Nations

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 08.20.2014 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

The time has come for FIFA and the world to expect a deeper dialogue about how a nation and a powerful multi-national organization can work together to synergistically support each other.

As the Internet Becomes More Global, Language Matters More than Ever

Nataly Kelly | Posted 08.11.2014 | Technology
Nataly Kelly

As more people come online in various parts of the world, leading businesses will remain in a constant race to keep up with the languages needed to reach the same percentage of potential customers they reach today.