Globalization – A One Minute Essay

In the last 30 years, globalization has arrived with a bang. Cheap travel, the internet, air pollution, disease control, food security. We are now all, indeed, a part of each other’s lives. And so we are a kind of new community. A … Continued

The Veto Trap

The Problem Issues demanding global governance are suddenly everywhere. Climate change action; internet regulation; tax haven abuse; care for the oceans; coordinated responses to terror organizations, tyrants and torturers; coordinated responses to natural disasters (refer uncoordinated mess in Nepal) and contagious diseases (refer ebola solved by … Continued

Multi-State Global Democracy

Original post by Old Man What is global democracy?  I suppose a number of people will have a number of ideas as to what it means.  To me it means that every country in the world will have the government … Continued

The Meaning of Democracy

Original post by POW Over the past few decades and especially in recent times, there has been a lot of complaining about democracy – that it does not work, or that it is not a good system for government, or … Continued