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Human Rights and Globalization-Synergy or Competition?

Derek Henry Flood | Posted 06.29.2011 | World
Derek Henry Flood

Human rights are an essential and non-negotiable component of global progress. The increased highlighting of human rights violations is itself a byproduct of globalization.

Washington's Job Fraud

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Today, the U.S. has the export profile of an eighteenth century colony. Because we've suffered a $5.8 trillion trade deficit in the last decade, Obama should levy a 10% surcharge on imports like Nixon did.

Weekly Audit: The Global Economic Crisis

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Zach Carter, Media Consortium Blogger Over the past thirty years, Wall Street has waged a steady war against governments around the globe, convinci...

It's 2010! Ten Actionable Ideas (Realized and Yet-to-be-realized) for a 21st-Century Global Development Agenda

Nancy Birdsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nancy Birdsall

I attended a conference convened and hosted by Jean-Michel Severino, the head of the French bilateral agency, outside Paris last week. The question p...

Red Tail: A Tale of an Ugly Truth

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stewart Nusbaumer

Globalization was never intended to spread the wealth, but to concentrate the wealth. The Red Tail is a gripping story with fascinating insights into the effects of globalism on workers and their families.

Passage to India: Monsoon Wedding Meets Slumdog Professor

Derek Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derek Shearer

Like its rival China, India has opened its economy to the world, embraced private enterprise, and its growth rate and place on the world stage have increased tremendously.

Reading Walden While Eating a Cosi® Signature Salad

Jane S. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jane S. Smith

On a bright, mild winter day, I find myself eating a Signature Salad at Cosi®, a chain of casual restaurants which puts a little emblem next to its n...

Dreams of an Egyptian Trash Trader

Andrew Wander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrew Wander

A cruel irony lies at the heart of Mai Iskander's debut film Garbage Dreams, which follows three teenage boys growing up in the filth-strewn allies of Mokattam, Cairo's garbage village.

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.

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.