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Why Globalcreate?

  From Trump pushing to change NAFTA, to the British electorate and their hobbling Brexit, to the tide of Islamophobia across the West, there’s one underlying commonality. The thread linking these diverse phenomena is a fear of losing one’s way of life to globalization. We are the most globalized generation in history, and every day we are

2017-05-22T04:08:45+00:00 Tags: , |

On Food Waste, The US Could Learn a Lot from Europe

Some countries are addressing food waste better than others. In many ways Europe leads the way, and the U.S. should pay attention. The U.S. tosses a staggering $161 billion worth of food every year. While numerous efforts are underway to address that problem, they are taking place mostly at the local level or in the

America has a water crisis no one is talking about

Access to clean water is a basic human right. Yet for 14 million US households, or 12 percent of homes, water bills are too expensive. And as the cost of water rises, even more Americans are at risk of not being able to pay their monthly water bill. According to a paper from researchers at

China’s Emerging Role in Social Innovation for Global Good

Remember when China was viewed in many parts of the world with alarm and suspicion? Back then, China—ruthless, relentless, rapacious—was a trade bully, currency manipulator, and a threat to international security through its belligerent posture in the South China Sea. In Africa, it was looting poor countries of their natural resources under the guise of

2017-05-10T11:51:18+00:00 Tags: , |

Imagine Decentralized Leadership And A Leader Everyone Liked

After we’ve been through a presidential race during which each major party candidate employed battlefield-type management, many of us grew weary? Now, we have a president who, no matter which side you’re on, we know is going to manage in domineering ways. Imagine, for a moment, what it would feel like to be part of

2017-04-20T14:12:06+00:00 Tags: , , |

Capitalism Will Shrink Inequality. In Fact, It’s Happening.

Does capitalist economic growth lead to greater inequality, or less? The mid-20th-century economist Simon Kuznets believed that at first, industrialization would lead to greater inequality as a few pioneering entrepreneurs and workers moved to the cities where the growth was happening. But as rural areas emptied out and the economy matured, he said, inequality would

2017-03-27T05:04:24+00:00 Tags: , |

Do environmental regulations reduce employment? Not really.

There is no consistent evidence that environmental regulations cause long-term changes in overall employment. In a recent speech,  President Donald Trump made reference, as he often does, to regulations that have killed American jobs. This is an oft-used argument on the right — so common, in fact, that it is now taken as a kind

Development Aid – Why Not Participate When It Is Win-Win?

Immediately following World War II, the United States set out on an ambitious plan to help develop the war-torn European nations. In what became known as the Marshall Plan, named after the Secretary of State, George Marshall, the plan aimed to reduce poverty and suffering. During its implementation between 1948 and 1952, Europe saw the

2017-02-24T02:52:47+00:00 Tags: , , |

Majority of U.S. Mayors Say Poverty Is Their Top Concern

While the growing divide between “coastal elites” and Middle America has been a hot topic in recent months, many mayors from red and blue states have strikingly similar policy priorities, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Boston University Initiative on Cities. The 2016 Menino Survey of Mayors, now in its third year (see

The unintended impact of regulating Wall Street and banking

In the middle of the global financial crisis that knocked Wall Street and Main Street into the depths of a terrible recession, the Obama administration passed an emergency regulatory act named The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. In the simplest terms, Dodd-Frank is a mandatory set of regulations on financial institutions. In

2017-01-21T13:51:43+00:00 Tags: , |

Survey casts light on yawning ‘trust gap’ for banks

A global banking survey by Ernst & Young has quantified the trust gap between customers and banks. A massive four out of five Australian customers say they don't trust their bank to give unbiased advice and put their interests first. It is a damning finding. The survey of 55,000 customers worldwide says customers are losing trust

2017-01-21T13:52:37+00:00 Tags: |

Does the U.S. have an opportunity-oriented federal budget?

With various social, economic and political problems swirling around us, details of long-term federal budgets are probably not where many people are focused. In corporate budgeting, many times scenarios look like the following: as a company grows, revenue increases at a faster rate than expenditures. The result is greater profit. However, the U.S. federal government

2017-01-21T13:53:10+00:00

Benefit of organizational misconduct: Others in group may work harder, study says

Misconduct within an organization is generally seen as a predicament at best, a catastrophe at worst. But a new study by Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Assistant Professor Brian Gunia shows that such misconduct, or “deviance,” can prove beneficial by causing “non-deviant” members of the group to work harder in order to alleviate their own

2017-01-21T13:54:18+00:00

Business sector responsibility key to inclusive growth

Inclusion was the buzzword of the OECD Forum in Paris, with the UN's 2030 sustainable development goals and responsible business conduct as main topics. Read more at  Business sector responsibility key to inclusive growth | Global Trade Review (GTR) Watch this video from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Act Now  

2017-01-21T13:55:27+00:00

Modern Era Requires Modern International Aid

In an effort to alleviate poverty, the United States government spends billions of dollars annually in foreign aid. Additionally, many private corporations, foundations and nonprofits are actively involved in providing assistance to alleviate poverty. Unfortunately, not all aid is used effectively. Recent research indicates direct monetary aid to governments increases dependence, corruption and poor rule

2017-01-21T13:56:02+00:00