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Wine Wars Book Review

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It is a never ending frustration that critics assume that globalization is a major factor in causing continued grinding poverty around the world when the obvious explanations of corruption, Byzantine bureaucracy, and idiot economic regulatory structures are the great constants of perpetuating poverty in a world of abundance.…

The Junk Science Test

The Junk Science Test

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Susan Jacoby argues that there is a plethora of "junk thought" in our Age of American Unreason. I take that a step further and describe how this is leading to junk science. …

Online Tool for Gauging Sustainability in Corporate Operations

Online Tool for Gauging Sustainability in Corporate Operations

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The intersection of cloud-computing technology with sustainable development compliance is an idea whose time has come. This is a short description of a new web-based tool for GRI and AA1000 reporting. I also show how it applies to social business and products for the BOP. …

Free Trade or Fair Trade: That is the question

Free Trade or Fair Trade: That is the question

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Two important contributions to the discussion of free and fair trade and the nexus of trade and the environment are reviewed and summarized here. …

Book Ends to the Financial Crisis of 2008

Book Ends to the Financial Crisis of 2008

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The fall of the Berlin Wall provides a useful starting point for examining the public policies and private and corporate actions that led to the fall of the U.S. sub-prime mortgage market. These two events are like book-ends to a chapter in history that will entice historians for centuries.…

Book Review: New Silk Road

Book Review: New Silk Road

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A thoroughly wired, multi-lingual economist who plays the role of participant observer he offers subtle insights into why this global power shift is taking place and how the West can best prepare for the diminution of influence that will inevitably come as a result of this shift. …