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Globalization

It's About Time, and Long Overdue

Darryl Woodard | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Darryl Woodard

"I ask you to ensure that humanity is served by wealth and not ruined by it." -- Pope Francis message to the World Economic Forum Meeting 2014 The Wo...

Are 'Globalization's' Costs Inevitable?

Dave Johnson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Dave Johnson

You hear often that we "live in a global world now." It's inevitable -- a force of nature -- so don't fight it, they say. This is endlessly repeated, as if we weren't in a "global" world when the first camel crossed a border or the first sailing ship crossed a sea.

Out of School: Globalization's Children Are Being Abandoned

Gordon Brown | Posted 04.01.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

Today just 36 per cent of children in the poorest countries complete their lower secondary education. By 2030 it will have risen -- but only to 54 per cent. And 23 per cent, one child in every four, will not even have completed primary schooling.

To Paraphrase Mark Twain -- The Reports of America's Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

Edward Goldberg | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

The re-emergence of the United States as the growing -- not declining economic power (a pattern that has happened several times before) -- will have tremendous ramifications throughout the world.

The Three Globalizations And China

Zheng Bijian | Posted 03.29.2014 | World
Zheng Bijian

There are only two options before us. The first is to continue with the Cold War thinking and to engage in various forms of Cold War; and the second is to chart a new path and develop converging interests and communities of interests aimed at development.

Preparing Our Children for the Global Economy

Marshall S. Berdan | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Marshall S. Berdan

Given the fact that a complete overhaul of the K-12 education system isn't likely, parents have no choice but to step in and assume the responsibility for raising their global children.

The WorldPost: A Platform For Global Conversation

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Peter S. Goodman

The WorldPost is a product of the idea that the most foundational challenges of our era, from the perils of climate change to the epidemic of youth unemployment, can neither be understood nor addressed through the traditional frame of the nation state, but require collective efforts spanning geography and cultures.

Winners of Globalization: The Rich and The Chinese Middle Class. Losers: The American Middle Class

Branko Milanovic | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Branko Milanovic

The period between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Great Recession saw the profoundest reshuffle of individual incomes on the global scale since the Industrial revolution.

How to Prepare Young People for Jobs of the Future

Jennifer Kushell | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business
Jennifer Kushell

With the world changing as fast as it is, how do we best ensure young people are prepared for the world of work from here forward? Keep in mind that along with the jobs being phased out, countless more jobs don't even exist yet.

Slovenia's Gradualist Transition

John Feffer | Posted 03.16.2014 | World
John Feffer

I talked with one of the major architects of Slovenia's economic transition, Joze Mencinger, about the relationship between economic reform and independence, the influence of the European Union, the particular brand of self-management practiced in Slovenia, and the casino capitalism years that overtook the country a decade ago.

Go Far East, Young Man: Americans Abroad

Andrew Lam | Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel
Andrew Lam

East Asia beckons. And young and now not-so-young Americans are responding (along with Australians, British and countless other Europeans). Ironically, emigration out of the United States remains a little noted phenomenon -- no federal agency has a mandate to count emigrants.

Angry Workers Swarm Seoul's Streets, Demand President Resign

Michelle Chen | Posted 03.07.2014 | World
Michelle Chen

South Korea may best be known for slick electronics and saccharine pop tunes, but less of that stereotypical effervescence was present in Seoul in Dec...

World Peace Through World Culture

John M. Eger | Posted 03.03.2014 | World
John M. Eger

Pope Francis in his Christmas message to the world asked religious and non-religious people, to "make a broad call for global peace and an end to viol...

The Founding Father

Eric X. Li | Posted 02.25.2014 | World
Eric X. Li

Today, China celebrates the 120th birthdate of the founding father of the People's Republic -- Chairman Mao Zedong.

France's Burqa Ban Gets New Scrutiny in European Court

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 02.17.2014 | World
Elizabeth Nicholas

The European Court of Human Rights is considering a case brought by an unnamed Muslim woman who says the French mandate that she remove her veil in public is an infringement on her religious, free speech, and privacy rights.

Why the Atlantic, Not the Pacific, May Dominate the 21st Century

Erik Brattberg | Posted 02.10.2014 | World
Erik Brattberg

2013-02-11-ctrlogoreal.png The transatlantic trade talks currently explored between the EU and the U.S. should eventually be extended to other Atlantic powers as a way to tie the region closer together economically and politically.

WSOF, UFC Outline 2014 Global Strategies

Dan Shapiro | Posted 02.05.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Las Vegas may be the fight capital of the world, but all eyes will be on Vancouver and Brisbane this weekend, as the World Series of Fighting and the UFC continue their push toward global expansion, promoting a pair of big-ticket, international fight cards ahead of the 2014 season.

This Is How We Became Plagued By Perpetual Inequality, In 1 Flowchart

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 12.05.2013 | Business

No other nation in the developing world creates income inequality quite like us, and that's possibly hurting economic growth, probably hampering econo...

My 21st Century Pen Pal And I Use Skype To Chat

April Rudin | Posted 02.03.2014 | Media
April Rudin

The Internet has facilitated immeasurable connectivity between people in any country around the world, and furthered just about everything that I can think of. It has spawned a barrier-free world of information for people to connect and collaborate at will, propelled largely by a desire among humans to share ideas, passions, goals and experience.

Globalization: The World Changes America

Andrew Lam | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
Andrew Lam

Though sometimes it's hard for many of us Americans to make that distinction, Americanization is only a small part of globalization. And if America is changing the world, the reverse is true also.

The Globalization 5 -- How Globalization Changed America in 2013, and What It Might Mean for 2014

Edward Goldberg | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

Welcome to the age of Central Bank Power. Since the 2008 crash, the U.S Federal Reserve Bank has become a new type of global hegemon.

Black Friday: The Perpetual Pursuit of Happiness

Kanene Holder | Posted 01.28.2014 | Impact
Kanene Holder

Thus when we purchase new clothes, shoes, televisions, couches, they are clean, look good and make you feel good, but we do we ever see or feel the blood, sweat, tears and fears of the workers assembling and packaging our presents?

Adobe Champions Creativity

John M. Eger | Posted 01.27.2014 | Arts
John M. Eger

"Creativity is no longer an elective. It's the future," says Adobe. Not long ago Adobe released an international research study revealing the state o...

Adobe Champions Creativity

John M. Eger | Posted 01.24.2014 | Business
John M. Eger

"Creativity is no longer an elective. It's the future," says Adobe. Not long ago Adobe released an international research study revealing the state o...

Monoculture Soy and the Future of the Paraguayan Campesino

Mario Machado | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Mario Machado

Paraguay, like many developing countries across the world, has a national wealth and cultural identity that is tied directly to the production from its land. But it is this very land-wealth that continues to be effected by strong forces beyond its borders, most notably globalization and neoliberal orthodoxy.