Globalization

How To Get So Much Career Momentum You'll Always Have Work

Brian Carter | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada Business
Brian Carter

Everyone has at least one cowbell -- it's your unique, profitable talent people pay you for or your company's unique offering. It's something people have a fever for. When you discover it and give those people a ton of it, you gain success and happiness for both yourself and others. It's a win-win.

Key Ideas From the New World Forum For a Better Global Future

Adam Moscoe | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada
Adam Moscoe

How are technological innovations shaping global futures? What could the next industrial revolution look like and who and what might bring it about? H...

Globalization Is Only a Good Thing If It Benefits All Groups of Society

Salman Sakir | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada
Salman Sakir

Globalization may have played a role in the emergence of poverty in developed countries. When people in the lower income group experience long-term unemployment, they may slip into poverty. While the poverty rate has remained between 12 to 15 percent in the last few decades in the U.S., the number of people living in poverty actually increased.

How Small Businesses Get Big International Results

Peter Hall | Posted 10.03.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Its small share of the overall marketplace might lead many to conclude that small exporters are too small to warrant attention. That would be a great mistake. The dynamism of this segment suggests that it is already a powerful new force in Canada's economy.

Songs For the Underclass

Jeff Rose-Martland | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada
Jeff Rose-Martland

Artwork by: David Cran Good protest songs - the ones that endure - never preach to the choir. They don't rally the converted. They never tell you ...

Is Globalization Finally Dead?

Peter Hall | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Even before the last economic cycle ended, the bell was tolling. The onset of crisis compounded the doomsaying. Me-first nationalism swept across the planet, threatening to undo the vast global integration that was the last cycle's hallmark. Is globalization dead?

Canadian Trade: Pros and Cons for 2014

Peter Hall | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

When international trade collapsed in 2009, the Canadian economy turned inward, and for a change, discovered a steady source of growth. That source is now tapped out, and economy-watchers have for some time turned their eyes back to trade. So far, the view has been uninspiring. Will Canadian trade carry growth forward, or is our hopeful gaze in for a big disappointment?

The Evils of Corporate Globalism

Mark Taliano | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Business
Mark Taliano

Canada's corporate extension into Honduras is emblematic of this neocolonial pillage of public resources that impoverishes the majority as it enriches oligarchs and foreign investors. Corporate globalism has everything to do with profit and exploitation, and nothing to do with fair trade, human rights or labour rights.

Canada's Small Businesses Are Taking on the Big World

Peter Hall | Posted 02.12.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Exporting. Globalization. Diversification. These are big terms, and we usually associate them with big business. This overlooks one key fact: that all businesses start off as small affairs, and the same is generally true for export ventures. So, how are Canada's small exporters doing?

Altruistic Canada Has Become Another Nation of Gold Diggers

Glen Pearson | Posted 01.28.2014 | Canada Politics
Glen Pearson

At first blush, the recent decision of the Canadian government to shift its foreign affairs focus from diplomacy to servicing private industry came as something of a shock to many. We have become just another nation interested in building up its own wealth at the expense of being an effective influence in the larger struggles facing the globe -- poverty, climate change, localized conflicts, and a general breaking down of democracy's legitimacy.

Canada's Relationship With First Nations Is a Failure

Mark Taliano | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Taliano

Canada's relationship with First Nations peoples is a rapidly accelerating failure, borne of its contempt for international and national law, and an overarching moral weakness, outgrowths of its atrophied sense of self.

Think Globally, Not Locally

Mark Milke | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

Plenty of people will shamelessly demand government spend lots of extra money to "buy local," even if the cost is millions or billions of dollars more. This is daft. The notion that jobs in Canada come at the cost of employment in Japan, India, China or Germany, or vice-versa, is profoundly mistaken. Jobs can be created in one's own country and abroad at the same time.

Canadian Doublespeak and Corporate Power

Mark Taliano | Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada
Mark Taliano

Corporate empowerment deals, including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the as yet unratified Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPPA), a bilateral agreement with China, empower corporations to the extent that government legislation becomes subordinated to corporate profits. There are ways to combat this, but it will not be easy.

How Will Asia Make its Comeback

Peter Hall | Posted 12.29.2012 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Weakness in the developing world has had an ugly recent effect: vibrant Asian economies wilted over the summer months, and now face a less certain path in the months ahead. Vaunted as a key engine of the world economy, Asian economic powerhouses are now contributing to the pervasive sense of global gloom. Will Asia self-start, or will re-ignition require a boost from another battery?

Seven Things You Didn't Know About Africa

Glen Pearson | Posted 12.25.2012 | Canada
Glen Pearson

War, famine, death, devastation -- we've heard it all so many times about Africa that we feel we know it by heart. It's time we acquired a new vocabulary. It's almost as if, right under our nose, while beset by our own economic problems, we missed what is clearly a remarkable economic and social shift in world developments. Here are just some examples of what's been going on.

Is It Worth The Trouble Of Learning French Anymore?

The Huffington Post Canada | Véronique Herry-Saint-Onge | Posted 07.04.2012 | Canada Living

This feature was produced by Véronique Herry-Saint-Onge, a student in Ryerson University's School of Journalism, in partnership with The Huffington P...

Rachel Mendleson

‘Even Our Path To Self-Destruction Is Going To Run Out Of Fuel’

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 05.14.2012 | Canada Business

Jeff Rubin has a message for all the economists and central bankers out there, waiting with bated breath for rock-bottom interest rates to kick the wo...

Occupy Movement Demands Fresh Thinking -- For Our Grandchildren

David Suzuki | Posted 01.10.2012 | Canada Politics
David Suzuki

Although not all corporations are bad, many of them, and the super-rich who run them, are increasing their wealth at the expense of generations to come -- poisoning air, water, and soil. The costs of those problems will be most strongly felt by successive generations to come, yet economists discount them.

TD Bank Chief Warns Of U.S.-Style Crisis In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.20.2011 | Canada Business

The head of one of Canada's largest banks is warning that the country is facing a financial crisis of similar proportions to those seen in the U.S. an...

Full Text Of Ed Clark's Speech At Ivey Awards Dinner

Posted 12.20.2011 | Canada Business

Good evening. I'm delighted so many people have taken time out of their evening to be here -- especially on a night of gale forces and hard rain. ...

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Should Think Globally and Act Locally

Donald Lenihan | Posted 12.20.2011 | Canada Politics
Donald Lenihan

Poverty, environmental degradation and unemployment are no longer just local, regional or even national concerns, to be addressed by the appropriate level of government. They are part of the new global order -- a vast expanse of interconnectedness -- that calls for new multi-lateral solutions.

Rachel Mendleson

When It Comes To Globalization, 'Resistance Is Futile'

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 05.02.2013 | Canada Business

With the loonie near parity, transportation costs climbing and protectionist trade provisions on the table in Washington, Canadian businesses can be f...

Multipolarity: It's Already Here

Edward Jackson | Posted 08.08.2011 | Canada
Edward Jackson

Six emerging economies will account for more than half of global growth by 2025. But "emerging" is really a misnomer. These economies exercise their expanding power every day on every continent in every sector. The only thing "emerging" about them is how powerful they could become.

The Real Threat Set: Humanity's Race Against Time

Daryl Copeland | Posted 07.23.2011 | Canada
Daryl Copeland

In the globalization era, the most profound challenges to human survival -- climate change, public health, food security, and resource scarcity, to name a few -- are rooted in science and driven by technology.