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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 11.26.2014 | 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 11.26.2014 | 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 11.26.2014 | 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.