Globalization wields powerful influence over societies and cultures. Business travelers and tourists both observe and distribute new ideas. New ideas, interactions, foods and products are tried, then embraced or discarded. With the internet or satellite television, films, publications, photographs, news reports and cartoons can travel instantly, entertaining or angering audiences around the globe. With social media like Facebook or Twitter, individuals offer news and own instant pronouncements on trends. Whether slowly through immigration or immediately online, these connections bring about some convergence of norms on fashion to human rights while also provoking challenges from traditionalists. A global society has emerged, and it’s tightly linked.

Coping with World Population Boom and Bust – Part II

Measures to reverse declining birth rates are hard to implement
Joseph Chamie
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'Bad Press' Causing Headaches for Beijing

Chinese leadership struggles to control freedom of expression
Paul Mooney
July 22, 2004

Olympics in an Age of Global Broadcasting

Playing on a world stage, national pride and distinctiveness come to the fore
Emma Wensing
August 10, 2004

Coping with World Population Boom and Bust – Part I

With populations booming in the less developed world, migration pressures will increase
Joseph Chamie
August 19, 2004

Why Does Hollywood Dominate US Cinemas?

A new generation of foreign films that combine Hollywood and art-house conventions has stymied American distributors
Christina Klein
August 17, 2004

Quo Vadis America?

The US can recover from the current mess, but the days of hegemony are over
Immanuel Wallerstein
July 13, 2004

WikiLeaks Has Officially Lost the Moral High Ground

The site could be used to carry out others’ political agendas
Emma Grey Ellis
July 29, 2016

Smartphone Addiction: The Slot Machine in Your Pocket

Smart phones are big time-wasters
Tristan Harris
July 27, 2016

Pokémon Go: Overnight Sensation Was 20 Years in the Making

Relying on camera and GPS functions of mobile phones, game inserts monsters into real world
Alex Hern
July 25, 2016

Global Elites Must Heed the Warning of Populist Rage

Inequality and stagnant incomes threaten democracies
Martin Wolf
July 21, 2016

The Failure of Free Migration

Security is essential to acceptance of big waves of migration
Robert Skidelsky
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