globalization http://nhpr.org en Rethink 2014: America's Place In The Global Economy (Or, What's Wrong With Being Number Two?) http://nhpr.org/post/rethink-2014-americas-place-global-economy-or-whats-wrong-being-number-two <p>After years of isolationism, the U.S. rose in the 20<sup>th</sup> century to become the world’s sole superpower. Today, economic growth is slow, unemployment and income inequality are rising, and political impasses have ground policy initiatives to a halt. America’s status in global manufacturing, education, and innovation is slipping. Many economists project that China is poised to overtake the U.S. as the world’s largest economy. It all sounds pretty bleak…but economist <strong><a href="http://charleskenny.blogs.com/weblog/" target="_blank">Charles Kenny</a></strong> paints a much rosier picture. In his book<a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Upside-Down-Charles-Kenny/dp/0465064736/" target="_blank"> <em><u>The Upside of Down: Why the Rise of the Rest is Good for the West</u> </em></a>he argues that Americans should stop worrying and learn to love the decline. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 19:48:36 +0000 Virginia Prescott 41896 at http://nhpr.org Rethink 2014: America's Place In The Global Economy (Or, What's Wrong With Being Number Two?) Crossing the BLVD http://nhpr.org/post/crossing-blvd <p>An uber-creative couple's ambitious project tells the stories of immigrants, and unpacks the complicated consequenes of globalization.</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 17:23:52 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1458 at http://nhpr.org Crossing the BLVD