from Global Investing:

We’re all in the same boat

September 30, 2011

The withering complexity of a four-year-old global financial crisis -- in the euro zone, United States or increasingly in China and across the faster-growing developing world -- is now stretching the minds and patience of even the most clued-in experts and commentators. Unsurprisingly, the average householder is perplexed, increasingly anxious and keen on a simpler narrative they can rally around or rail against. It's fast becoming a fertile environment for half-baked conspiracy theories, apocalypse preaching and no little political opportunism. And, as ever, a tempting electoral ploy is to convince the public there's some magic national solution to problems way beyond borders.

from Left field:

Despite Transatlantic flirting, NFL has failed to globalise

November 11, 2010

FNFL/licking through the television channels in Budapest, Hungary, last week, it took just five clicks before I stumbled across live coverage of the Minnesota Vikings playing the New England Patriots.

from The Great Debate UK:

Cameron tasked with changing Brits’ expectations

May 12, 2010

-- Mark Kobayashi-Hillary is the author of several books, including ‘Who Moved my Job?’ and ‘Global Services: Moving to a Level Playing Field’. The opinions expressed are his own --

from FaithWorld:

Dutch concerns over Islam, globalisation drive Wilders’ support

By Reuters Staff
March 6, 2010

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Geert Wilders,5 March 2010/Suzanne Plunkett

After scoring gains in local elections, Dutch anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders is now primed to make waves in a national poll in June by tapping into discontent over Islam and globalisation.

from India Insight:

Should NRIs get voting rights?

January 10, 2010

USA-INDIA/Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seems to have set the ball rolling for granting voting rights to Non Resident Indians.

from India Insight:

Bangalore: Teething troubles on path to globalisation

November 12, 2009

It has been a rather uneasy transition for Bangalore from "pensioner's paradise" or "garden city" to the information technology capital of India.

from FaithWorld:

Italian Muslims approve pope’s encyclical Caritas in Veritate

October 28, 2009

caritas-in-veritate1When Pope Benedict issued his encyclical Caritas in Veritate (Love in Truth) in July, he addressed it to "the bishops, priests and deacons, men and women religious, the lay faithful and all people of good will". That list puts Catholics first, but it gets around to a wider audience by the end. Maybe because of that sequence, most of the discussion about the document has been in Catholic circles.

from India Insight:

Are we ready for genetically modified vegetables?

October 14, 2009

You may soon find India's first genetically modified vegetable, Bt brinjal, making its way to your vegetable market.

from Global News Journal:

Cattle Rustling, Pythons and Boogie Angola Style …. the best reads of May

May 29, 2009

Climate health costs: bug-borne ills, killer heat
Tree-munching beetles, malaria-carrying mosquitoes and deer ticks that spread Lyme disease are three living signs that climate change is likely to exact a heavy toll on human health. These pests and others are expanding their ranges in a warming world, which means people who never had to worry about them will have to start.