Government & NGOs, Society & Culture
[LESS INFO] 76 VIEWS | ADDED 18:34:00 01/27/12
President Obama's plan for a manufacturing revival has seen bipartisan support, but some economists are asking serious questions. Will more Americans on assembly lines stifle innovation? And can the U.S. compete with the lower wages and willing workers found overseas?
[LESS INFO] 117 VIEWS | ADDED 20:58:00 01/25/12
What are the biggest political risks in 2012, and the associated ethical decisions? Political risk guru Ian Bremmer discusses his annual list, and his conclusions may surprise you.
Global Ethics Corner: NATO and Turkey: Should Human Rights Be Sacrificed for a Missile Defense System?
[LESS INFO] 70 VIEWS | ADDED 16:25:00 01/20/12
As NATO's missile defense system goes live in Turkey, questions have been raised about the nation's human rights record. Should NATO condemn Turkey's recent crackdowns on free speech and the media? Or does the country's geostrategic importance trump these concerns?
[LESS INFO] 66 VIEWS | ADDED 21:30:00 01/17/12
The nine unelected justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have the power to strike down laws enacted by elected representatives. Why does the public accept the Court's decisions as legitimate, even when the decisions are highly unpopular? How does the Court help make democracy work?
[LESS INFO] 64 VIEWS | ADDED 22:16:00 01/12/12
With primary season starting up, the Republican candidates are traveling around the nation, making stump speeches, kissing babies, and spending millions. Is this staple of American politics a showcase for democracy? Or does it just exacerbate ideological polarization in the U.S.?
[LESS INFO] 62 VIEWS | ADDED 20:10:00 01/06/12
With the recent death of Kim Jong-il, the United States is once again wondering what to do about North Korea. Is engagement with the nation's new leader, Kim Jong-un, the answer? Or should the U.S. isolate the rogue state and continue to ignore its threats?
[LESS INFO] 82 VIEWS | ADDED 19:44:00 01/05/12
Cynics or realists? Just follow five rules and you can be a successful dictator, say Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith--at least until old age or sickness catch up with you. They go on to argue that these precepts apply to all systems of governance, including U.S. democracy.
[LESS INFO] 81 VIEWS | ADDED 19:29:00 01/05/12
The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing. Ronald Dworkin argues for one big thing: the unity of value. He asserts that value is what makes sense of how we act as individuals, how we relate to others, and how we construct our lives.
[LESS INFO] 87 VIEWS | ADDED 17:25:00 12/30/11
Unpaid internships are a valuable and sometimes necessary experience for college students and recent graduates, especially in light of the global financial crisis. But is this really a fair labor practice and does it just give an unfair advantage to more well-off job-seekers?
[LESS INFO] 68 VIEWS | ADDED 17:06:00 12/23/11
Could the slow job growth rate of the Great Recession be attributed to new technologies replacing human labor and intelligence? Is artificial intelligence likely or desirable in a post-industrial society?
[LESS INFO] 84 VIEWS | ADDED 19:51:00 12/21/11
Technological innovation and the spread of social media have created a bevy of new considerations for companies, such as learning how to engage in meaningful dialogue with their stakeholders--including their employees.
[LESS INFO] 83 VIEWS | ADDED 15:47:00 12/16/11
With the 17th annual global climate change talks foundering in Durban, little hope is left for a worldwide initiative designed to combat global warming. Will local efforts be enough or does this latest setback truly doom a future of sustainability and worldwide cooperation?
[LESS INFO] 77 VIEWS | ADDED 21:00:00 12/09/11
Jeffrey Sachs discusses America's economic and moral crisis; development aid; the Occupy Wall Street movement; and the mobilization of youth around the world, fighting for the basic principles of freedom, justice, and equality.
[LESS INFO] 63 VIEWS | ADDED 20:00:00 12/09/11
With Vladimir Putin's party receiving a rebuke in the December 4th parliamentary elections, Russia is at a crossroads. With alleged voter fraud and massive protests as a backdrop, could this be the start of a new, more democratic era in Moscow or will Putin prevail?
[LESS INFO] 67 VIEWS | ADDED 16:03:00 12/09/11
Looking back at the truly revolutionary rise in global living standards over the last 150 years, what have we learned about economic policies? There are clear lessons about what works and what doesn't, says Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind.
[LESS INFO] 70 VIEWS | ADDED 15:00:00 12/08/11
Why pretend that economics is value free? It's a product of our civilization and riddled with moral judgements, says Sedlacek. By separating economics from ethics we have created a zombie, a monster without a soul. The two have to be put back together.