Mandela’s fight for equality has not ended

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A lot of very serious people are talking about the passing of Nelson Mandela today and the times that he lived. They talk with nostalgia about the end of Apartheid and the fall of the Soviet Union then ignore the Arab Spring and the rise of aggressive nationalism around the world. On this day of …

Are the challenges different?

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Anyone who cares about ending America’s long decline has to wonder if things are different given the economic damage done by the government shutdown. The United States Economy was finally fighting its way back after the worst economic down turn since the Great Depression. On the other hand, post-globalists who are actively engaged in turning …

Competing on a Pro-Growth Agenda

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The Presidential Election of 2014 won’t be fought over either healthcare or government shutdown. It will be fought over agendas for the future. The biggest danger facing America is that both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party will try to compete on the same populist message. This means that post-globalists need to make the …

US ranks 23rd on Global Gender Gap

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Since 2006, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has provided policy makers with a framework for benchmarking gender-based disparities. This year’s WEF Global Gender Gap Report shows slight gains in gender parity due to increased economic equality. Unfortunately, the United States fell one position to 23rd in the index based on the four measures (i.e. health, …

Don’t assume the Obvious

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Advocates who urge Democrats to gear up now for the 2014 election like to point like to point to the Tea Party Movement in the 2010. Others talk about the complacency of Democrats in 2004 that reelected President George W. Bush. Democrats assumed that President Bush would be held accountable for the Iraq War. Post-globalists …

Impact of Post-Globalism on Food Security

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You could make the case that “food security” is what stalled the Doha Round of International Trade Talks back in 2006 and ended the globalization process. To be fair, a lot of international leaders had lost their appetite for multilateral trade agreements because of domestic politics. However, they blamed their rationale for suspending the international …

Repairing damages caused by GOP Shutdown

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It looks like the GOP shutdown is coming to end. The threat of national default is passing. Unfortunately, the challenges facing America have not abated by one iota and the storms of techno economic change are raging all over the world. For post-globalists, this is not the time to celebrate. They must figure out how …

Who are the Post-Globalists?

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A lot very serious people are waking up to the knowledge that there is a new center in the American body politic. The Esquire/NBC survey creates a picture that shows that the national electorate is much closer to typical post-globalists. They are pro-growth and patriotic but less ideological than those who show up on the …

A 21st Century Smoot-Hawley Action

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In international circles, the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act is widely seen as why a minor recession turned into a Great Depression in 1930. The House GOP is in danger of repeating this event by threatening to breach the debt ceiling. Before the shutdown, America had fought its way off the edge of the financial cliff. Just …

Nurturing the future of Post-Globalism

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There was a time when the blogosphere was the home of the radical fringe. It was a place where new ideas could find a voice and social movements could be spawned. However, a lot of the pioneers in social media have gone mainstream or turned into blog networks. In fact, most post-globalists would agree that …