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Globalization

Just Because It'll Grow in Your Yard Doesn't Mean You Should Plant It

Lisa Novick | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green
Lisa Novick

Worldwide, we are committing ecocide through our globalized gardens, due in no small part to the highly successful distribution systems of large companies selling mostly non-native plants.

Book Review: The Economics Anti-Textbook: A Critical Thinker's Guide to Microeconomics, by Rod Hill and Tony Myatt

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 09.20.2013 | Business
Mary Manning Cleveland

In their entertaining and readable Anti-Textbook, Canadian economists Rod Hill and Tony Myatt first present the conventional models of introductory microeconomics textbooks and then skewer them, drawing on a wide range of resources.

Mobile Advertising Nearly Doubles Worldwide, Reaching $8.9 Billion

Nataly Kelly | Posted 09.16.2013 | Business
Nataly Kelly

While it's true that many companies work with local creative agencies to develop targeted advertising that is unique to each market, campaigns that are launched globally with a cohesive central theme are not uncommon.

Think Globally, Act Locally

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 09.15.2013 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

In India, the Deshpande Center for Social Entrepreneurship turned the social innovation technology model on its head five years ago. Through supply-ch...

Coexist Campaign: Creating a Cycle of Peace

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 09.14.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

The Coexist Campaign holds the potential to change the way peace-building is done around the world. By working at the grassroots level, but connecting to global markets through the latest in digital technology, it can bring people together as never before.

Globalization Is Unsung Hero of Worldwide Protests

Devin Stewart | Posted 09.10.2013 | World
Devin Stewart

Through the late 80s and 90s, protests everywhere from Berlin to Seattle revealed a common target of public unrest: globalization. Jobs and industries...

Well-intentioned Interference and the Freedom of Religion

Kelsey Dallas | Posted 09.07.2013 | Religion
Kelsey Dallas

I recognize that it would be immoral as well as politically imprudent for Canada and the US. to remain silent in the face of religious freedom violations. But I think representatives need to leave their sense of diplomatic privilege at the door when meeting with troubled communities.

Ode to the Traveler and Why Terroir Is My Favorite Word

Jennifer Sertl | Posted 09.02.2013 | Business
Jennifer Sertl

Whether you are traveling with family or by yourself it is so important that you not only have a destination in mind, but that you also have a sense of place in mind.

From Dhaka to Broadway, Protests Target Bangladesh Factory Death Traps

Michelle Chen | Posted 08.28.2013 | World
Michelle Chen

The United States may lead the world in some measures of national wealth, but it is fiercely regressive when it comes to protecting the workers whose ...

Let's Support Immigration Reform

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 08.25.2013 | Latino Voices
Ricardo B. Salinas

Mexico and the United States will always share a border and it's our job to take advantage of this proximity to benefit the more than 460 million people living in North America, 94 percent of whom reside in Mexico and the United States.

Morocco's Disappearing Mediterranean Diet

Rachel Newcomb | Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Rachel Newcomb

As many people around the world are beginning to realize the detrimental effects of a standard Western diet, an effort should be made to hold on to traditional foodways as much as possible. Because once those Moroccan grandmothers are gone, a deep repository of cultural knowledge goes with them.

Protecting and Promoting Innovation

Robert Hormats | Posted 08.20.2013 | Business
Robert Hormats

The United States is still an enormous generator of innovation, from which other nations have long benefitted. But we now also have the opportunity to benefit from innovation taking place around the world.

"Free Trade" Was Never Really About Trade

Stan Sorscher | Posted 08.17.2013 | Business
Stan Sorscher

We need to think differently about trade. First, let me say that I am 100% in favor of trade. Trade is when we do what we do best, they do what they do best, and we trade. Trade, done right, will raise living standards.

Rise of the Techtarian: Seeing Through the Big Data PRISM

Stan Stalnaker | Posted 08.16.2013 | World
Stan Stalnaker

If big data can be used to spy, it can be used to reveal. If it can be used to subjugate, it can be used to liberate. Figuring out those functions is the urgent duty of everyone in tech, and they will have a great impact on how pervasive technology comes to finally be used.

Education Unplugged 101

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

Welcome to Education Unplugged 101. For the next 12 weeks, you are invited to participate in this major renovation, rewiring, rewriting, and revoluti...

Fish Discover Water Last

Iram Ganju | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Iram Ganju

Part One The boundary between what is custom and what is law, differs from culture to culture. The lines can become blurred without our knowledge and...

Walls and Bridges

Steven and Michael Meloan | Posted 08.06.2013 | World
Steven and Michael Meloan

In a globally interconnected world, what better vehicle for redefining tribal associations than a worldwide communications network?

7 Trends in Global Internet Growth You Can't Afford to Ignore

Nataly Kelly | Posted 08.06.2013 | Technology
Nataly Kelly

Eighty percent of the Top 10 global Internet properties -- including Facebook, Google, and Twitter -- are from companies headquartered in the United States. However, 81 percent of their combined web visitors hail from elsewhere

Why the Dubai Strike Matters

Michelle Chen | Posted 08.04.2013 | World
Michelle Chen

From a distance, Dubai shines like an oasis of modernity in in the desert, with its glass towers and opulent hotels. Beneath the glittering surface, h...

Global Challenges and Opportunities Facing Children, Youth and Families

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 08.03.2013 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Tahmina Akhter Sadia started working in a Bangladesh garment factory at just 11 years of age. She didn't want to go to work the morning of April 24, 2...

The True College Experience

Abby Carras | Posted 07.29.2013 | College
Abby Carras

I've heard countless peers complain about making a bad grade in a class, but never have I ever heard one person say, "Wow, I really wish I had worked harder in that class so that I could have learned more."

Anger Rising in Bangladesh, Putting Big Brands Under Pressure

Michelle Chen | Posted 07.29.2013 | World
Michelle Chen

It's been about a month since the Rana Plaza factory complex crumbled into a cement grave for more than 1,100 Bangladeshi workers. Now, the dust has ...

Dave Jamieson

Bangladesh Garment Industry Traded Workplace Safety For Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.23.2013 | Business

Like millions of other young women in Bangladesh, Sumi Abedin forged her place in the modern economy at a sewing machine inside an urban garment facto...

A More Democratic Foxconn? No One Told the Workers

Michelle Chen | Posted 07.18.2013 | World
Michelle Chen

With a workforce of more than one million, the electronics giant Foxconn has enough workers in its Chinese factories to fill a small country. So it's...

Two Languages for Every Child

Andrew Cotto | Posted 07.14.2013 | Parents
Andrew Cotto

America, as a country, would be wise to implement languages in the curriculum as early as Pre-K in public schools.