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Why Local Is the New Global

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marian Salzman

No one is excited about globalization anymore. Trends in everything from social networking to environmental awareness and foodie culture have exponentially increased our interest in all things local.

What if the Right was Right? A Reflection on the "Christian States of America." (Updated)

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Boaz

I am not saying that Jesus was a Stalinist or even a communist, just that it's very clear from his teachings that he believed that people were happier and healthier when they shared with each other.

Prince Charles Declares War On The Enlightenment

Times Online | Valentine Low | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Prince of Wales has never been a man to suffer from a lack of enemies, from modern architecture to intensive farming. Yesterday however he declare...

Collapse of the Global Economy Due to High Oil Prices?

Josh Garrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Garrett

Jeff Rubin is not a traditional peak oil alarmist -- he doesn't think that the world's supply of crude will run out and cause resource wars and food shortages of apocalyptic proportions.

The Real State of the Union

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

Citizens, the state of the union couldn't be any worse. In the last 20 years, we've managed to squander the prosperity, moral credibility, and the international legitimacy we won after the demise of the Soviet Union.

The Corporatist Explanation for Obama's "Failed" Presidency

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

Obama, more than Al Gore, George W. Bush, John McCain, or Hillary Clinton, has been the most fully realized CONSENSUS CORPORATIST CANDIDATE of the las...

A Tree Grows in Jo'burg

Eric Tipler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Tipler

Can a high school change a continent? Last week I had the opportunity to speak with a man who says "Yes it can!" Fred Swaniker is the co-founder of the African Leadership Academy, a new boarding school in Johannesburg.

The State of the Nation: I am Afraid

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

I have never seen a country more spiritually beaten down than the United States. We have lost our moral compass. A growing number of our young people now see no meaning or purpose in life.

A Clear Agenda for Reform in 2010

Gordon Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gordon Brown

As the balance of economic power changes over the next two decades, new and stronger power-brokers may be less willing to embrace change. We must avoid this race to the bottom. Here is how.

Buying Gifts In A Globalized World: The Value Of Distance

Marta Mondelli | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marta Mondelli

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.

Hickory, N.C: Jobs Go Abroad, Unemployment Surges

Peter Whoriskey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

HICKORY, N.C. -- The expansion of global trade may enrich the United States, as economists say, but it has overwhelmed this manufacturing area beside ...

Out of Afghan, Into Trade War

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Washington obscures the Trade War by calling it globalization. Globalization is nothing more than a trade war with production looking for countries cheaper to produce.

Rio Wins! Good News for the Global South

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chelsea-Lyn Rudder

Countries like Brazil are now in a position to compete successfully in the athletic events that comprise the Games, and also to provide the venue for the competition.

Pat Robertson's God is a Jerk

Bryan Cones | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bryan Cones

God does not send earthquakes to punish poor people. Or tsunamis. Or AIDS. Or any other disease. Just because God does that in any number of religious texts doesn't make it so

Top 10 Medical Events Of The Decade

Dr. Dean Ornish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Dean Ornish

In writing about the top 10 medical events of the decade, I first began writing about the latest high-tech breakthroughs in genomics, stem cell research, angiogenesis, and so on.

The Rarity of Obscurity

Mark Drapeau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Drapeau

Are you the best in the world at what you do? Ten years ago, it was very difficult to answer this question. One didn't really have a good sense of who the best shoe salesmen. Now, things are different.

Revisiting No Logo, Ten Years Later

Naomi Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Naomi Klein

As the new edition of my book No Logo comes out, it feels like a 'movement moment' once again. A new wave of exciting climate justice activism is underway in the lead up to the UN climate summit in Copenhagen.

Shrinking Dollar Sets Off Alarms Overseas, But Helps US

Washington Post | Anthony Faiola | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The dramatic decline of the U.S. dollar is aiding the American economic recovery but setting off alarm bells overseas, with corporate executives, poli...

On the Politics of Giving and Receiving -- Obama and the Peace Prize

MJR Montoya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJR Montoya

During the Nobel ceremonies, President Obama should graciously re-gift the prize, and he should instead recast it as recognition of those who have suffered through the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

It's Greener than You Think Down Under

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

On a whim, I spent part of the holiday season in Sydney, Australia. To my surprise, I found the folks Down Under are ahead of us in a number of ways when it comes to going green.

Climate Policy and Sustainability Management

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

The idea that the nations of the world would cede sovereignty over their economies to permit a global greenhouse gas cap-and-trade policy was misguided fantasy that is hopefully now laid to rest. So how do we move forward?

"Did You Know?" Tracks Progress Of Information Technology (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod's "Shift Happens (Did You Know?)" series tracks the progression of globalization and information technology in a way that...

Media Literacy 101: Losing Our Ability to Listen to the World (in English)

Susan Moeller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Susan Moeller

The decision to allow Web addresses to be written completely in non-Latin alphabets isn't just a huge deal for most of Asia, the Middle East and wide swaths of the rest of the world. It's a huge deal for Americans.

How The Middle Class Got Squeezed: Charles Hugh Smith

DailyFinance | Charles Hugh Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The current recession has stoked deep-seated fears about a declining middle class. A great collective anxiety about such a decline has been floating a...

The Top 5 Socio-Political Business Risks for 2010

Michael Shtender-Auerbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Shtender-Auerbach

Below is a list of the top five sociopolitical risks that global multinationals must be aware of, prepare for, and confront proactively, lest they face the prospect of falling behind.