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Globalization

Marginal Utility

David Crisanti | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
David Crisanti

There is another side to advances in technology. Perhaps the shrinking support republicans garner among the rich shows that they know that yesterday's pitchforks may become tomorrow's surface to air missiles.

What You Need to Know About the "Asian century"

Thomas David DuBois | Posted 02.22.2013 | World
Thomas David DuBois

There is no question that Asia will become ever more important in the world. Whether you view it as a blessing or a disaster, the one thing that the so-called "Asian century" shouldn't be is a surprise.

Foreign Policy, the Headlines, Reality, Europe and China

Edward Goldberg | Posted 04.23.2013 | World
Edward Goldberg

Besides any job creation impact and economic efficiencies created by an U.S./ EU trade pact, essentially a win win, the pact will enable the U.S. and Europe's economy to be more integrated in order to balance China's growing power in world trade.

Overcoming Sustainability Challenges Requires Determination

John Friedman | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business
John Friedman

Regardless of size, the most successful companies will commit fully to sustainability when their efforts are based not on short-term market trends or a desire to 'look good' but rather based on the core and foundational values that have served them well for years.

Global Governance Gets a New Image

Indra Adnan | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Indra Adnan

If you have never heard of Simon Anholt, don't own up to it. Some call him a political entrepreneur, others a global image consultant -- I see him more as a nation therapist, helping countries and more lately, cities, find themselves and their place in the world.

Solutions to Ending Poverty in the 21st Century: Part 3

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 04.14.2013 | Impact
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

A traditional four-year college education is not the path for everyone or all careers, but what are we doing to ensure good opportunities for the other 70 percent?

Former Vice President Al Gore: Six Drivers of Global Change

92nd Street Y | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

Former Vice President Al Gore spoke about his new book, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change, with Charlie Rose here at 92y last week. In this cl...

How Our Children Learn

Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D. | Posted 04.07.2013 | Parents
Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D.

Children know no boundaries. They are open to assimilating their experiences in a flash through a never-ending combination of instinct combined with fervent analysis and lack of inhibition.

Building China's Economy Instead of Ours

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

The United States is the most competitive country in the world. We compete in sports, business, medicine, law, and academia -- even religion. Everythi...

Is Justice Just A Fad?

Ken Wytsma | Posted 03.30.2013 | Religion
Ken Wytsma

Globalization, the ease of international travel, and the ubiquity of social media have all helped shape a generation more aware of what is happening in the world than any before it -- a generation some have dubbed "the social justice generation."

Influencing Adoption of U.S. Standards Is Critical to Winning in the Global Marketplace

Suresh Kumar | Posted 03.30.2013 | Business
Suresh Kumar

Railroad or mouthwash, successfully securing mass adoption of a standard translates to significant opportunity and commercial gain.

Rebound: Building a More Resilient World

Dr. Judith Rodin | Posted 01.23.2013 | World
Dr. Judith Rodin

Humans are not born resilient -- we learn, adapt, and improve upon our resilience. The same is true for organizations, systems, and societies. But what makes some people or organizations more resilient than others?

Market Discipline for the Boeing 787

Stan Sorscher | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
Stan Sorscher

My career is invested in the aerospace industry, so it was very sobering to me when the FAA ordered that 787 airplanes be grounded. What lessons can we draw from the 787?

Cambodia Documentary Premiering at Sundance Puts Human Face on Globalization Quagmire

Jonathan Greenberg | Posted 03.20.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Greenberg

Kalyanee Mam's bold new documentary, A River Changes Course, shot in a breathtakingly beautiful, cinema-verite style, breaks new ground in presenting the lives of Cambodians marching from their ancient culture into a globalized economy.

Decline

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

No longer in Washington, I try to withhold judgment. But when the best of writers, E.J. Dionne in the Washington Post, writes: "America is not in dec...

Leading the Deliberate Life

Fay Johnson | Posted 03.16.2013 | Impact
Fay Johnson

Does it really matter if you recycle that plastic bottle? Does it matter where you buy your clothes or where they are made? Does taking public transit really make a difference? If you believe that our choices affect our lives and the lives of others, it does.

"Too Big" Is Hollowing the Middle Class, Killing the American Dream

Rob Kall | Posted 03.11.2013 | Business
Rob Kall

He's looking for a job with a big company that operates chain stores, or a property management company (who do you think bought up all those foreclosed homes?)

They Need to See the World

Andy Braner | Posted 03.09.2013 | Parents
Andy Braner

One gift you can give your teenager before they graduate from high school is a bigger picture of the world. After all, it's only getting smaller.

Can Asia Step Up to Remake the Global Order?

Nathan Gardels | Posted 03.09.2013 | World
Nathan Gardels

A world adrift desperately needs global thinkers, most of all from Asia. Kishore Mahbubani fits the bill with his signal work, The Great Convergence: Asia, the West and the Logic of One World, at this critical time. Let's pray his optimism is justified.

Ours Are Emerging Times

Felix Marquardt | Posted 04.29.2013 | World
Felix Marquardt

The new actors of globalization aren't concepts or acronyms; they aren't even regions or countries. They are individual women and men, and it is time we became acquainted with them.

For Your Eyes Only: Three Jobs Not to Defer in 2013

David Lipton | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business
David Lipton

With the New Year, we all hope to put the global financial crisis behind us. We also need to do more to secure our future. Beyond our current economi...

Changing Global Dynamics

Jonathan Moyer | Posted 02.27.2013 | World
Jonathan Moyer

Though tricky to define and even more challenging to measure, there's no denying that power is a fundamental driver of country behavior in the international political system. And measuring material power in today's geo-political space will only continue to shift.

It Is a Great Time to Be Us

Ali Hakan Altinay | Posted 02.21.2013 | Good News
Ali Hakan Altinay

In the midst of all this gloom, it behooves us to take two steps back and appreciate the bigger picture.

12.21.12 -- The Birth of World 5.0

Jim Prues | Posted 02.09.2013 | Weird News
Jim Prues

The Winter Solstice of this year, 12.21.12, is the most auspicious occasion in modern memory. No other date resonates with such ancient warnings and c...

China Labor Watchdogs Expose Dark Side of Global Toy Empire

Michelle Chen | Posted 02.17.2013 | World
Michelle Chen

Despite the occasional factory fire or sweatshop media exposé, American consumers have largely inured themselves to the status quo of exploiting the Global South as our overseas workshop for cheap clothes, toys and gadgets.