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  It’s All About Jobs

The United States has barely recovered from the financial crisis and Europe will soon face a sovereign debt crisis. Unemployment has reached an average 9.9 percent in Europe in June 2011, but ranges from four percent in Austria to twenty-one …

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  Uruguay’s Expiry Law Silences Democracy

Is Uruguay finally ushering in the rule of law? Uruguay has faced continued criticism since 1986 when it passed the Ley de Cudacidad, Expiry Law, granting amnesty to military and police officers involved in human rights abuses during the 1973-1985 …

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  Is IMF Reform Possible?

The manner in which the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is chosen has been under debate for a long time. The ongoing rape scandal surrounding former Managing Director of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, created a need to …

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  21st Century Greek Tragedy: The European Debt Crisis

Introduction When turning on the news, it is impossible to avoid the constant talks surrounding the U.S. budget problems and the impending debt ceiling. Amid the discussion is an endless fear over the possibility of U.S. default on its debt, …

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  World Report on Disability

In June 2011, the World Bank and World Health Organization (WHO) released the first World Report on Disability. Noting that one billion people in the world have some sort of disability, this comprehensive report sheds light on the myriad of …

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  Africa Rising: Myth or Reality?

Media around the world have been reporting on a recent African Development Bank study claiming that Africa has a new middle class of 313 million, a size on par with middle classes in India and China.1 This news was trumpeted …

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  BRICS: The New World Powers

There is a new era arising in international relations. The rise of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) is changing power dynamics in world affairs. While the U.S. maintains its superpower status, it is increasingly being …

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  To Tax or Not to Tax?

Governments around the world are searching for ways to grow their economies, while simultaneously decreasing federal deficits. Most countries worldwide have public debt. This debt is not a problem as long as the countries can pay it back, while still …

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  What South Africa Thinks about Globalization

  South Africa is one of the most unequal countries in the world. The country is struggling to bring restitution to its black majority, while developing itself economically. While equal access to schooling was guaranteed in 1996 Schools Act, access …

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  Education Destinations: The Globalization of Higher Education

More and more students are choosing to pursue their higher education in foreign countries. In some cases, this trend has created significant economic impact; hence, more and more countries are looking to attract foreign students to their institutions of higher …

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