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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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  The Globalization of Luxury

An Internet search for luxury goods will lead to stories about designers educating the Chinese public about the history of fashion to make them better consumers, an important task since China is the fastest growing luxury market in the world. …

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  Globalization of Parenting

With an economy in the doldrums and worries over the rise of the Chinese economy, the United States is primed and ready for a conversation on academic preparedness. The release of Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, was …

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  Fallout from Japan’s Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster

Sadly, responses to natural disasters often highlight the best and the worst of globalization. Unfortunately, the aftermath of the March 11th earthquake and tsunami that hit northern Japan serves as a perfect case-study to examine the role of globalization in …

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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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  Booksellers’ Evolution in a Globalizing World

  Border’s recent bankruptcy announcement was a sign that the arrival of the e-book has permanently changed the industry. No longer can major booksellers survive just selling physical books. Border’s had no proprietary e-Reading device and relied on Amazon to …

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  A New Middle East?

Long characterized as region run by autocratic leaders, the Middle East is dawning on a new era. It all began when protestors in Tunisia forced the ouster of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. Within days, rallies were held across Egypt …

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  What Brazil Thinks About Globalization

Brazil is the largest and most populous country in South America, has the 8th largest economy in the world,1 is celebrating its first female president, Dilma Rousseff, and is planning to the host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. …

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  Ireland’s Tech Sector: A Glimmer of Hope Amidst the Economic Crisis

As Ireland accepts an 85 billion euro rescue package from EU and the IMF, the country plans to address its debt crisis brought upon by the collapse of the banking and real estate industries. Ireland’s financial sector experienced high rates …

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