• Harry Blutstein is an adjunct professor at RMIT University, writer and freelance journalist who writes on an eclectic range of topics that cover globalization. He has just completed his history of postwar globalization "The Ascent of Globalization".

A BRICS World Order?
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A BRICS World Order?

BRICS leaders are starting to think about creating an alternative to the Bretton Woods liberal order. Can it work?

Book Review – Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty
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Book Review – Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty

A new book by French economist Thomas Piketty kicks off an important debate on inequality.

Blocking patent trolls
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Blocking patent trolls

License on Transfer (LOT) is “a new kind of royalty-free cross-license” network designed to fix the broke patent system.

Drones kill Pakistani civilians
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Drones kill Pakistani civilians

The human toll of the US’s covert aerial war in Pakistan is exposed.

A Hard Day’s Night
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A Hard Day’s Night

The fiftieth anniversary of “A Hard Day’s Night” provides an opportunity to reflect on the Beatle’s cultural significance.

Argentina’s debt woes
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Argentina’s debt woes

Greedy US hedge funds are using US courts to undermine Argentina’s effort to restructure its debt.

Book Review – Governing the World by Mark Mazower
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Book Review – Governing the World by Mark Mazower

Mark Mazower provides a fresh look at modern history and the origins of globalization.

Franz Ferdinand assassination
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Franz Ferdinand assassination

How Franz Ferdinand’s assassination triggered the First World War.

The ‘virtual slaves’ of the Gulf states
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The ‘virtual slaves’ of the Gulf states

The recession has worsened the plight of Asian workers in UAE and elsewhere. Their rights are only slowly being addressed

Secret trade talks
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Secret trade talks

Wikileaks has exposed secret negotiations to free “trade-in-services”.

Is the internet killing ‘deep reading’?
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Is the internet killing ‘deep reading’?

Lengthy pieces of writing are increasingly found on the very internet that pessimists blame for turning us into skim reader.

ISIS on the march in Iraq
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ISIS on the march in Iraq

What is ISIS and where did it come from?

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