Daily Archives: April 28, 2016

Cheap and Clean: Attitudes to Energy in a USA Concerned with Climate Change

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By Stephen Ansolabehere and David Konisky In light of the recent agreement between the US and China to cut greenhouse gas emissions, US climate policy...

Failed Statebuilding versus Peace Formation: The Consequences and Implications over the Last 25 Years

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By Oliver P. Richmond Recent years have seen an abundance of foreign intervention to achieve peace and statebuilding. Below, Oliver Richmond discusses how statebuilding...

“Empowering Women Makes Economic Sense”

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Interview with James Zhan Foreign investment holds enormous potential for women’s empowerment through the creation of formal jobs and business linkages – and this is...

Decrypting The Aspiring Indian Low-Income Consumer

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By Glyn Atwal, Douglas Bryson and Ambi Parameswaran In this article, Glyn Atwal, Douglas Bryson and Ambi Parameswaran highlight the common misconceptions held by companies...

Food and Fuel Excess: The Dark Side of America’s Exceptionalism

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By Robert Paarlberg By a wide margin, the United States leads the rich countries of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) both in...

The Delusions of Counterinsurgency

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By David Martin Jones and Michael L.R. Smith The theory and practice of counterinsurgency, ‘COIN’, preoccupied Western military thinking after 9/11. In the Political Impossibility...

The Origins of Business

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By Keith Roberts This essay outlines how business entities began and grew to become the recognizable ancestors of modern business. It suggests that deliberate innovation...

The Fallacy of Measurement

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By Mark Esposito and Terence Tse  In the past two decades, the number of performance indices has proliferated substantially. There are good reasons why performance indices have blossomed:...

On Economic Inequality

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By Harry G. Frankfurt Economic inequality is one of the most divisive issues of our time. In this article, Harry Frankfurt, one of the most...

Where Have All the American Banks Gone?

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By Robert E. Wright and Richard Sylla With the evolution of banking over the years, many banks have flourished and declined in America. It has...

The Problems of Unfree Trade: Various Implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

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By Binoy Kampmark How free is the Trans-Pacific Partnership? Covering a region spanning 40 percent of the world’s GDP and 12 signatory states, an argument...

Tokyo 2020 in the Face of Hardship

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By Robert Hunziker The Tokyo 2020 Olympics reflects a sense of optimism to the world community and has become a centerpiece of the Abe administration’s...

Durability before Democracy: Why Stability is Elusive in the Middle East

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By Sean Yom In this article Sean Yom discusses how the lack of permanence of Middle Eastern governments means that democracy is for the time...

International Law in a Multipolar World

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By Charles Camp And Theresa Bowman From a bipolar world marked by the Cold War between the two major powers, the United States and the...

Failed Statebuilding versus Peace Formation: The Consequences and Implications over the Last 25 Years

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By Oliver P. Richmond Recent years have seen an abundance of foreign intervention to achieve peace and statebuilding. Below, Oliver Richmond discusses how statebuilding...

The Responsibility to Participate: The Problem of Global Engagement in Responding to the...

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By Charles H. Camp and Theresa Bowman Despite the unanimous agreement of United Nations member states to commit as an international community to global humanitarian...

How to Defeat Western Neo-Colonialism

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By Andre Vltchek The West managed to build its wealth, including the social nets, on plunder, deception, slavery and countless holocausts on all continents of...

Learning to Live in the World Instead of Ruling It

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By John Grant So how should Americans live in this new world? That’s the crossroads we’re at, the question at hand. Some advocate a very...

We Will Not Stop Talking about Racism

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By Lawrence Ware and Rebecca Martinez Many white people want to stop talking about racism. Consciousness implies action, and that kind of talking about race,...

Ancient Amazons: Warrior Women in Myth and History

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By Adrienne Mayor In Greek myth, Amazons were fierce women of exotic lands who gloried in hunting and war. The greatest Greek heroes, Heracles and...

Financial Oligarchy vs. Feudal Aristocracy

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By Ismael Hossein-zadeh and Anthony A. Gabb In this article the authors explore how modern capitalism mirrors the feudal system of centuries ago where today,...

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