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What do you choose to do for sustainability?

Do you choose to be oblivious to the developments around you? Or do you choose to partake in a positive change towards a better future? As December 21st 2012 is nearing, we have the opportunity to make a conscious decision for the future of our planet and all the living organisms that reside on it. … Continue reading

Marxism and the Global Political Economy

When looking at the global political economy from a Marxist economic theory, the world is divided up into two opposing camps: an exploited and an exploiting class. Hence, many Marxist theorists view the political, social and economic structure, in which we operate, as not fair but rather oppressive. Within the northern sphere of the world, … Continue reading

On the Path of Greater Well-being: The Relationship between MNCs and States

“My friends, the simple matter of fact is this: If we cannot make globalization work   for all, in the end it will work for none”                                                                              Kofi Annan   Kofi Annan’s statement exemplifies the complexity of globalization and the multifaceted relationship between state and MNCs that ensues from it. From a liberal standpoint, multinational corporations … Continue reading

Barbie and Beauty?

I am somewhat torn on the subject of Barbie because although it sends negative expectations of female bodies to young girls, nonetheless, the idea of controlling one’s body and changing it to fit into cultural norms has been widespread throughout the world and across different time periods and is, thus, not something unique to our … Continue reading

Greed and Green Marketing

Although the green movement, which has advanced over the past years, has had some positive impact on our environment, green marketing is a rather contentious part of it. An increased concern for the preservation of our earth has sparked a shift in consumer consciousness. Many individuals are becoming gradually more aware of the background of … Continue reading

China and the Global Financial Crisis

Is China’s current economic model sustainable in the long run? The recent reformations in increased government activism spell out an altered era for the Chinese economy. Prior to the global financial crisis the Chinese state allowed for an enhanced marketisation within the country. This, however, came to a halt when the global economy came tumbling … Continue reading

Holistic Medicine in Canadian Health Care

The Canadian nation is traditionally seen as a mosaic of different cultures that has originated from British and French ancestors within this country. However, oftentimes Aboriginal traditions and customs, and their impact on how we see ourselves and our surroundings is overseen. Looking at Canadian culture it is evident that it does not solely stem … Continue reading

Economic Adjustment and Development

Since the 1980’s the World Bank has been lending money to developing countries in order to combat poverty and improve economic, political and social structures of these nations. These loans come attached with various conditions that seek to implement neo-liberal market standards into the economies of the lendees under the pretext that orthodox regulations are … Continue reading