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Mixed Blessings: An Irish Answer to a Global Problem

Ireland announced that it would guarantee all bank deposits in order to regain confidence in the Irish banking system. The potential risk for the Irish taxpayer is €400 billion. Or to put it another way, it’s over 200 percent of Ireland’s GDP.

Oct 9th, 2008 | Comments

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Turkey’s Tigers: Video: Full Episode

For years, Turkey's pious Muslims have been pushed to the fringes of the stridently secular country. Now Muslims are embracing capitalism and commerce.

Aug 22nd, 2006 | Comments

Mixed Blessings: Essay: The Pope’s Children

In the last 15 years, the Republic of Ireland has seen a dramatic economic renaissance that has catapulted its economy into the ranks of the richest in Europe. Rapid change has been a mixed blessing, however, as the march of progress overwhelms much of the traditional charm that has been Ireland's trademark for decades.

Jul 18th, 2006 | Comments

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Mixed Blessings: Video: Full Episode

Mixed Blessings looks at Ireland's dramatic transformation from a poor nation to an urbanized and secularized society.

Jul 18th, 2006 | Comments

Mixed Blessings: Resources

Jul 18th, 2006 | Comments

1-800-INDIA: Map: Exploring India’s Outsourcing Economy

From animation studios in Chennai to microchip design houses in New Delhi, Indian firms are handling a wide range of services. But not all Indians have benefited equally from the outsourcing boom. Investigate how India’s urban information technology centers fit into the Indian economy with this interactive map.

Sep 13th, 2005 | Comments

1-800-INDIA: Map: The Global Future of Outsourcing

This map presents information about ten leading outsourcing destinations, including India and its major competitors.

Sep 13th, 2005 | Comments

1-800-INDIA: Resources

Links to information on offshoring, outsourcing, global economic issues, and U.S./India relations.

Sep 13th, 2005 | Comments

1-800-INDIA: Essay: Offshore Outsourcing: Perceptions and Misperceptions

The best way to understand the growth of offshoring and outsourcing is to realize that “it’s the technology, stupid.” What’s happened in the last 10 years or so is that the reduction of communication costs and standardization of software packages has fundamentally altered the way some jobs are done.

Sep 13th, 2005 | Comments

Pickles, Inc.: Resources

Link to information on women's rights and gender and the global economy.

Aug 30th, 2005 | Comments

Pickles, Inc.: Arab Women in Israel and the Palestinian Territories

Many modern debates about "women's status in Islam" focus on topics such as polygamy, the veil, and a few verses from the Islamic holy book, the Qur'an, that seem to impose female subordination -- to men in general and husbands in particular.

Aug 30th, 2005 | Comments

The Saudi Question: Who’s Who: The House of Saud: Prince Abdullah bin Faisal bin Turki Al-Saud

Oct 7th, 2004 | Comments

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Road to Riches: Video: Full Episode

The film reveals the stark contrasts among the lives of South Africans almost 10 years after the demise of apartheid. The documentary focuses on Uthingo, the consortium of black-empowerment companies that manages the national lottery.

Aug 28th, 2003 | Comments

Road to Riches: South Africa: Superpower on the Horizon?

From cell phones and banks to fast food chains and grocery stores, if a new business opens in an African town, it's most likely South African.

Aug 28th, 2003 | Comments
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