Today’s Solutions: June 16, 2024

Ken Wilber's take on savi

Ken Wilber's take on saving the world through cross-cultural communication

Philosopher Ken Wilber says that to solve the world’s problems, we need to take a more integral approach by changing the way we communicate our message across cultures. Jurriaan Kamp | April 2009 issue Ken Wilber’s mission is simple: to make sense of our times—to explain what we need to do Read More...

A new style of superpower

A new style of superpower

India is emerging as one of the powers of the 21st century. Yet Indian novelist Pankaj Mishra says it will progress on its own terms, reinventing the whole notion of modernity in the process. Pankaj Mishra | May 2006 issue In India late last year, a senior police officer appeared at a court hearing Read More...

Signor Slow

Signor Slow

Ode dines with Carlo Petrini, founder of the Slow Food movement, who believes pleasure can save the world. Marco Visscher| September 2007 issue This is no ordinary chicken on the table. Two days earlier it was stuffed with fresh herbs and then cooked in a wood-fired oven for a half-hour and left to Read More...

Money makes the world go aroun

Money makes the world go around

A conscious approach to investing can affect the way the world goes around. Amy Domini| July/Aug 2007 issue Socially responsible investing has grown a lot in recent years, both in scale and in influence. But many people still find it incomprehensible that we should think about anything other than Read More...

Let them in!

Let them in!

Why rich countries should open their borders to less-skilled migrants. Philippe Legrain | April 2007 issue We take it for granted that restrictions on the movement of people should exist. In particular, we assume that it is normal and desirable that people in poor countries should be confined Read More...

Is this the end of globalizati

Is this the end of globalization?

A well-connected Canadian observer thinks so. Jay Walljasper | July 2004 issue We are entering one of those potent moments of history when the future is up for grabs, announces John Ralston Saul. And he is not referring to some kind of astrological realignment or Nostradamus-style ancient prophesy. Read More...

Gloooooooobalization!

Gloooooooobalization!

What soccer can tell us about international politics, economics and culture. A review of 'How Soccer Explains the World.' Marco Visscher | October 2004 issue Swedish Parliament Member Lars Gustafsson came up with a remarkable nomination idea for the Nobel Peace Prize: soccer. The sport, he Read More...

Think global, act natural

Think global, act natural

Nature directs us to the best solutions for pollution and poverty. Ode sat down for a conversation with biologist Elisabet Sahtouris. Tijn Touber | July/Aug 2006 issue Elisabet Sahtouris has a simple message: Evolution is not a life-and-death struggle in which only the fittest survive. She says Read More...