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The Future of Work


By Ian Pearson Many jobs didn’t exist a decade ago. New technology creates new jobs, but can eradicate jobs too. Below, Ian Pearson discusses the future of work and technology, and addresses the business and managerial impacts of future technology,


Do Natural Resource Exports Curse Governments? Some Insights from Latin America

May 28, 2014 • Americas, Climate Change & Society, GLOBAL ECONOMY, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Ryan Saylor When a country strikes oil or discovers mineral deposits, politicians and citizens are often euphoric. But many economists and political scientists despair. They believe that some types of natural resources promote a “resource curse,”


Is the Reversal of the Moratorium on GM Crops Good for India?

May 28, 2014 • Climate Change & Society, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, IndiaComments (0)

By A. Narayanamoorthy and P. Alli The Indian government and policymakers are debating whether or not to reverse its current moratorium on GM crops. Here, the authors argue that to solve the agrarian crisis in India and alleviate some of Indian farmers’


Open Heartbleed Surgery – Securing Against Further Vulnerabilities

May 28, 2014 • Digital Transformation, Global Giants, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

By David Sandin David Sandin, product manager at Clavister looks at the implications of the Heartbleed bug and the use of open-source code libraries in vendors’ security solutions. There’s a saying that’s familiar to many: “When you assume, you make


Vignettes from the Modern Workplace

May 28, 2014 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Digital Transformation, GLOBAL ECONOMYComments (0)

By David Weil Working conditions are transforming as a result of a fundamental restructuring of employment in many parts of the economy. Below, David Weil considers the impacts of the fissured workplace. A maid works at the San Francisco Marriott on


Business Analytics and Decision-Making: The Years Ahead

May 28, 2014 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Digital TransformationComments (0)

By Jay Liebowitz It is readily apparent that business analytics is an emerging and fast-growing field. Universities and colleges are developing programs in this area, and companies are developing relationships with universities (such as IBM and Ohio State


Global Capitalism: Crisis of Humanity and the Specter of 21st Century Fascism

May 27, 2014 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, Climate Change & Society, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, GLOBAL ECONOMY, International RelationsComments (0)

By William I. Robinson World capitalism is experiencing the worst crisis in its 500 year history. Global capitalism is a qualitatively new stage in the open ended evolution of capitalism characterised by the rise of transnational capital, a transnational


eColonialism Theory: How Trends are Changing the World

March 21, 2014 • Digital Transformation, Editor’s Choice, EMERGING TRENDSComments (0)

By Thomas L. McPhail In this information age, new trends and ways of doing things have changed dramatically. From work, to school, to entertainment and elsewhere the e-world is the new normal across Western nations. Just as the previous era of the industrial


Turning a Blind Eye to the Political Promise of the Financial Crisis

March 21, 2014 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, FINANCE & BANKING, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Adrian Parr and Brad Evans The financial crisis of 2008 catapulted the world into one of the worst financial upheavals since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Below, Adrian Parr and Brad Evans suggest that the opportunities for new economic alternatives