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Ashwini Devare September 24, 2001
As cultural images and role models spread around the globe, India’s film industry is producing movies that portray women as “daring, sexy, and modern.” While the image of the cosmopolitan, independent woman is liberating to some, it has also led to a backlash and calls for a return to traditional women’s roles in the home and family. - YaleGlobal
James Harding September 11, 2001
Anti-globalization activism may seem like a single opponent to organizations like the WTO and World Bank that bear the brunt of its attacks; but in reality, the movement lacks a general consensus beyond the slogan: “Another world is possible.” This other world is at least partially defined in the list of concerns, grievances, or failures members of the movement find in globalization. Anti-...
September 11, 2001
The United States’ most powerful union group has seen its support and membership wane in recent years. Now the AFL-CIO is trying a new tactic to increase its influence: joining the growing outcry against international financial institutions. Recently, the group has taken a more active role in this movement, including helping to organize protests against the World Bank and International Monetary...
James Tobin September 11, 2001
James Tobin, the economist from whom the ‘Tobin tax’ takes its name, explains his reasons for a tax on currency speculation and what problems he originally intended the tax to solve. The tax he proposed was meant to be levied on all currency transactions. The cost of paying the tax would reduce de-stabilizing speculation and also give national central banks enough space to control their short-...
Leslie Crawford September 4, 2001
Since building the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao has witnessed extraordinary growth in tourism. Now, many policy makers see Bilbao and the Guggenheim as a model for urban renewal. But not all are in agreement. Tourism is an uncertain industry, and museums are attractive as long as they are unique. Furthermore, the novelty of attractions wears off; and without a plan to keep the momentum of economic...
Pulapre Balakrishnan August 20, 2001
Any discussion on free trade must include a discussion of free immigration, for it is people that produce the goods that are to be traded. If the producers are not free to move, then trade itself is not free. As the writer Balakrishnan argues, “immigration cannot be ignored in any global compact on economics.” Balakrishnan is, however, aware what free immigration means to developed countries: the...
Nayan Chanda July 5, 2001

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