• 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".

The Ebola conundrum
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The Ebola conundrum

A cure for Ebola will depend on social and political interests of the developed world.

Climate change deniers have won
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Climate change deniers have won

Scientists continue to warn us about global warming, but most of us have a vested interest in not wanting to think about it.

Desmond Tutu supports assisted dying
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Desmond Tutu supports assisted dying

Desmond Tutu speaks his mind on dignity for the dying.

Erdoğan manipulates Turkish media
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Erdoğan manipulates Turkish media

Biased media coverage and intimidation of journalists helped Erdoğan to a landslide victory in Turkey’s first direct presidential election.

Currency rivalry
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Currency rivalry

While unhappy with the US dollar’s status as the world’s reserve currency, there are no credible rivals.

Book Review – Cursed Victory by Gershom Gorenberg
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Book Review – Cursed Victory by Gershom Gorenberg

Ahron Bregman’s account of nearly five decades of Israeli occupation is hard-hitting and rich in telling details.

Tax justice
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Tax justice

Tax justice campaigns can be effective, if they’re aimed at the right targets.

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.

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