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Globalization

Markets Trump Tanks -- The Number One Lesson From Ukraine

Edward Goldberg | Posted 06.02.2014 | World
Edward Goldberg

Globalization and economic integration have created a new weapon and a new deterrent: the potential use of the marketplace against an aggressive nation state.

'Deglobalization' Is the Way to Reduce Inequality

Pablo Solon | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Pablo Solon

Globalization causes inequality for various reasons. Inequality corresponds with greater economic uncertainty, lower investment and high social tensions and political instability. If globalization drives inequality, what are the remedies?

CSR 2.0: Prescription for a Better Future

John Friedman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Business
John Friedman

In my last blog I explored the shortcomings of the current model of Capitalism with CSR thought-leader Dr. Wayne Visser. Today I look at how CSR can e...

Why You Should Take Bali Off Your Bucket List

Larissa and Michael Milne | Posted 05.10.2014 | Travel
Larissa and Michael Milne

Too many visitors are being disappointed by a place that does not live up to its reputation.

The Globalization of Education and Sustainability Management

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.10.2014 | Green
Steven Cohen

The crisis of sustainability is a distinctly global crisis, but one that manifests itself in different ways in different places. As we learn more about how to solve problems caused by West Virginia's chemical contamination of its drinking water, we may have lessons to offer local governments in China.

Fethullah Gulen: From Izmir to the Global Hizmet Movement

Emre Celik | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Emre Celik

Gulen's name has progressively reached a wider Western audience. From the New York Times to 60 Minutes, there are thousands of references to his name in the world media. Attention is being paid.

The Impulse to Travel

Andrew Lam | Posted 05.06.2014 | Travel
Andrew Lam

I do not know where the impulse to travel comes from but I have always had it bad, ever since I was four or five. A Vietnamese child living in the Me...

Cultural Understanding and Global Thinking in Business

Elizabeth Filippouli | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
Elizabeth Filippouli

We need to rethink they way we do business. If we want to succeed, we have to develop a new global mindset that will combine international talent management and development while building on interlinkages between diversity and innovation.

Love the Sinner? Love the Sin! Why Christians Should Make Cakes for Gay Weddings

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 05.04.2014 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

Christians are in the news again. This is almost never good. I mean, I love my people. Really! I am one of my people! But we are idiots sometimes. Once again, we are taking a stand against "immorality" and "godlessness."

Public Education and Job Readiness: Why Is There a Disconnect Between Available Jobs and Qualified Employees?

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 05.03.2014 | Education
Peter Smirniotopoulos

What employers require from the marketplace aligns neither with the skill-sets of workers from the "old economy" nor with what our educational institutions are creating in terms of the competencies and knowledge bases of their respective graduates.

China's Militant Workers Embrace Collective Action

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.02.2014 | World
Michelle Chen

China is the big business story of the 21st century, but is it also the big labor story? A new report on China's labor movement, covering about 1,170...

Finding the Cause of Our Woes

Jeffrey J. McLain | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Jeffrey J. McLain

Our most pervasive export is our so-called American Dream of 'upward mobility.' But, never-ending economic growth and the ideology that this growth is the panacea for domestic and global woes only increases wage disparity, environmental destruction, and social injustice, worldwide.

'Trade' Deals on the Ropes

Robert Kuttner | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The agenda of global finance, carried out via "trade" deals, has diverted attention from the real economic issues -- rising inequality and insecurity for ordinary people, the use of globalization as a battering ram to empower capital and weaken labor, and to prevent government interventions from averting financial speculation and collapse. Amid these real crises of neo-liberalism, enhanced trade has been portrayed as a deux ex machina, which will solve our problems if only we get rid of what's left of the mixed economy. It won't. The proposed deals would only make matters worse. The coming collapse of the quarter-century laissez-faire crusade that began with the 1986 Uruguay round, with its license for global financial speculation, is to be welcomed. If we can kill this diversion once and for all, maybe we can start paying more attention to the real economic issues.

Public Education and Job Readiness: Where Have All the Jobs Gone?

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 04.22.2014 | Education
Peter Smirniotopoulos

To what extent has public education kept pace with the changing requirements of the U.S. labor force in order for the population to be gainfully employed in a variety of these 21st-century pursuits?

Consuming Over the Horizon: Seeing Our Impact Can Help Us Make the Right Decisions

David Wilkie | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green
David Wilkie

By consciously situating ourselves in a larger, interconnected global community, where most trade is certified earth-friendly, we may begin to make choices about how we build, where we shop, and what we eat a little more carefully.

The Next Ten Years Of The World In The Era Of Globalization And The Internet

Katsuaki Sato | Posted 04.12.2014 | Technology
Katsuaki Sato

The world has been changing faster in recent times. When somebody claims "That's impossible!" somebody else comes forward, almost before the words are uttered, to contradict the claim and show how it can be done.

Mining the Abyss

Peter Neill | Posted 04.12.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

"Resource nationalism" pertains here -- the right of a nation to exchange its resources for return to its population and general social welfare that is sustainable over time. Globalization has stood that idea on its head.

6 Things You Should Know About Your Clothes

Shannon Whitehead | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Shannon Whitehead

While the slow food movement is starting to catch on and consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of what they eat, we don't yet think of clothing in the same way.

No One's World

Charles Kupchan | Posted 04.02.2014 | World
Charles Kupchan

The West's power is fading, and emerging economies are gaining ground. In the near future, the world will have numerous centers of power, founded on alternative models. This change can take place in an orderly and peaceful way if the West recuperates its leadership role, and to do so, it will have to relaunch its economy and its democratic institutions. The twenty-first century will not belong to the United States, Europe or China. It will be no one's world.

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.