from freeCodeCamp Manufacturing jobs were a huge part of America’s post-World War II economic miracle. In the early 1980’s, 20 million Americans worked in factories, assembling consumer products like cars and appliances. Well, what happened after that? There are two narratives here. The shorter story arc is about globalization. American corporations moved all the old […]
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from Gigaom When the Cluetrain Manifesto first appeared in 1999, the consumer internet was still in its infancy. The vast majority of people still used dial-up phone services to get online, if they got online at all, and GeoCities and Yahoo were the kings of the web — the closest thing to social media was AOL’s […]
from YaleGlobal Online The politics of globalization can be improved, argues Peter Mandelson, former European commissioner for trade in an essay based on a March 2011 keynote speech on the future of globalization. Governments have the capability to tame what seems to be a senseless race to devour resources and amass profits. Collective action is […]
from Council On Foreign Relations Popular protests from Tunisia and Egypt to Bahrain and Libya have shaken the Middle East’s established order to its roots. Are they evidence of the political power of social media? Have the internet, Facebook, Twitter, and other innovations ushered in a revolutionary new era in global politics? More here.
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from Forbes My life today looks very different from a decade ago. You could call me a refugee from the corporate world, but I prefer to think of myself as one who has experienced the best of the for- and non-profit worlds. Back in the mid-’90s, before I became cofounder and chief executive officer of […]
From McClatchy Newspapers MEXICO CITY — A debate about legalizing marijuana and possibly other drugs — once a taboo suggestion — is percolating in Mexico, a nation exhausted by runaway violence and a deadly drug war. The debate is only likely to grow more animated if Californians approve an initiative on Nov. 2 to legalize […]
Is this law consistent with notions of national sovereignty and international comity?
from Forbes When the country emerged as the world’s superpower, after a protracted confrontation, it paid a high price. It had formerly exported capital and had its public spending well under control; now it ran extremely dangerous trade deficits and could sustain its funding only by massively selling bonds to its neighbor across an ocean […]
from NYTs When Google announced last week that it would shut its censored online search service in China, it was doing more than standing up to a repressive government: it was showing that, with the United States still struggling to develop a foreign policy for the digital age, Internet companies need to articulate their own […]
from Foreign Affairs Since China began undertaking economic reforms in 1978, its economy has grown at a rate of nearly ten percent a year, and its per-capita GDP is now twelve times greater than it was three decades ago. Many analysts attribute the country’s economic success to its unconventional approach to economic policy — a […]
from YaleGlobal Online The China-Google tussle is about two visions of the future, according to international trade and finance professor Jeffrey Garten. It is about openness and globalization vs. stability and nationalism. For China, the desire is to continue to lift millions of its citizens out of poverty; if such a goal entails national stability, […]
from The Economist THE 1990s was “the age of abundance”, argued Brink Lindsey in a book of that title. Round the world, incomes were rising; capital markets were processing endless flows of money and investment; technological gains meant that ever more information was available ever more cheaply. And politics in the age of abundance, Mr […]
from YaleGlobal Online Google’s recent dispute with China is not just about internet censorship; it’s also about China’s evolving role on the world stage, according to journalist and author Jonathan Fenby. It is unlikely Beijing will allow citizens to access banned Internet sites through Google – a condition the company demanded for staying in China. […]
from Knowledge @ Wharton (via Forbes) In the depths of the recession, many critics of China’s currency policy held their tongues. After all, that policy–which keeps the yuan artificially low in value–allowed other countries, especially the U.S., to borrow from China the vast sums they needed to stimulate their economies. But now that the world […]