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Globalization

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.

Obama the Visionless: Flogging the Four Horsemen of the Bureaucracy

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

We are stuck with the checklist president -- the to-do-list president, the carry-over president, the regulation president -- when what we needed was a vision president.

Global Women's Health and Social Media

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

Cyberspace is flooded with opportunities to donate, petitions to sign, breaking news reports and stories to share and real time updates.

America Needs a New Globalization Game

Clyde Prestowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Clyde Prestowitz

There is no strategy to assure that we will continue to have good jobs in a world class American economy fully competitive with the economies of China, India, Germany, or any other country. This is the main issue facing our country today.

Why Americans Will Keep Losing to Asian Genius

Khanh Ho | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Khanh Ho

As a much smarter Asian citizen whose knowledge eclipses the slug-like operations of your feeble little minds, let me enumerate how idiotic the puerile delight in CNN's latest Asian boy wonder story is.

President for the Country

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Obama must act now on jobs and deficits. Unless someone has a better idea, repealing the corporate income tax with a 5% value added tax will curtail the need to off-shore and reduce the deficit.

Class of 2010: Epic FAIL...

Garret LoPorto | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Garret LoPorto

No jobs for a misled, mis-educated generation. According to The Wall Street Journal, hundreds of thousands of new college graduates are entering a U.S...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

All's Fair In Love, War, And Going Abroad

Chi Tung | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chi Tung

There's an entire sub-generation of hybridized Americans like me out there, and sooner or later, we all have to face the same predicament: defining what home is, and whether you can stomach spending any time there.

Global Christianity and a Concern for the Poor

Skye Jethani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Skye Jethani

The rapid globalization of culture that has marked the four decades since the 747's first flight helps explain why global justice is dominating the conversation among my generation in the church.

Emerging Markets To The Rescue

Project Syndicate | Mohamed A. El-Erian and Michael Spence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Over the past two years, industrial countries have experienced bouts of severe financial instability. Currently, they are wrestling with widening sove...

The Best Post-9/11 Novel: Huffington Post Interviews Teddy Wayne, Author of "Kapitoil"

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

"We angle down to New York City, and the skyscrapers of Manhattan aggregate like tall flowers in a garden and the grids of orange lights look like LED...

The Sustainability Dilemma

Anne Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anne Phillips

This weekend I attended a wine dinner at Michael Chiarello's restaurant Bottega in Yountville Ca. Michael and his wife Eileen are very involved in gre...

All Skewed Up

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

In short, we need more robust structural change in the global economy. Absent structural reform, recovery will be skewed up and fragile in rising markets and falling markets.

Social Investing: Markets & Missions

Saul Garlick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Saul Garlick

With private capital we can change the poverty paradigm. If you think you have what it takes, the world needs social investors with their heads and their hearts fully engaged.

Cultural Reorientation in Africa: Nigeria's "Project Runway"

Linda Constant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Linda Constant

Nigeria's image in Western media is a complex combination of exoticism, intrigue and danger. While most people are well acquainted with Nollywood (now...

The Practical and Economic Bankruptcy of Rand Paul's Lunch Counter Libertarianism

Jake Berliner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Berliner

While Paul's lunch counter libertarianism disgusts us, it is his economic libertarianism that truly imperils us.

"Dude...What Happened to my Mental Health?" - Part 2

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

I think we can learn much about building psychological health from changes in the business world. In many respects, successful, progressive companies are ahead of the game.