Labor

Dispatch

'We Were Being Killed for Something We Didn’t Even Know'

Two years after South Africa's Marikana miners' strike and massacre, neither Lungisile Madwantsi -- nor his country -- has healed.

Jack Shenker |

Argument

This Isn't the Time to Go Wobbly on Slavery

The U.K. government has made a good start on its war on slavery. But it needs to get serious.

Michael Pollitt |

Slide Show

The World This Week in Photos

Ferguson protests; Liberians face the spread of Ebola; and the pope visits South Korea.

FP Staff |

Report

Gap Gambles on Myanmar

The company spent a year preparing to enter the former pariah state. Will it be a trailblazer or a cautionary tale?

Jamila Trindle |

Tea Leaf Nation

The World's Largest Union: A 'Capitalist Running Dog'

Some Chinese say their massive trade union isn't standing up for worker rights.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

Argument

Everest Shrugged

Why the deadliest day on the world’s tallest mountain won't change the lives of Nepal's sherpas.

Kyle Knight |

COLUMN

The Problem With Confidence Men

How Katty Kay and Claire Shipman get it wrong on women and overconfidence.

Rosa Brooks |

Think Again

Think Again: Prostitution

Why zero tolerance makes for bad policy on world's oldest profession.

Aziza Ahmed |

Argument

Maid in Manhattan

Why isn't anyone focusing on the domestic help in the Indian diplomatic scandal?

Sumit Ganguly |

Daniel Altman

The Bad Bargain

Is the declining value of labor behind the dangerous rise in income inequality?

Daniel Altman |

The Optimist

Linked Out

The case for sending America's unemployed abroad.

Charles Kenny |

Putinology

On the Edge of Siberia's Dark Blue Heart

Time has finally run out for the town of Baikalsk.

Anna Nemstova |

Christian Caryl

Eulogy for a Quiet Revolutionary

What today’s activists can learn from the life and times of the heroic Polish politician who passed away earlier this week.

Christian Caryl |

Dispatch

The Long March North

The Algerian government has a long track record of subduing protest movements. Is it about to meet its match?

Mischa Benoit-Lavelle |

Argument

Where Apartheid Lives On

Mandela helped South Africans find their way to political freedom. But they still haven’t managed to overcome the economic legacy of the old regime.

Robert Looney |

Argument

No More Doing Business As Usual

Why World Bank President Jim Yong Kim is right to subject the Bank’s global business report to fresh scrutiny.

Christina Chang |

Rebuttal

The Case for Breaking Up Walmart

Sorry, Charles Kenny, but Walmart is hardly an ally of the world's poor.

Barry C. Lynn |

Slide Show

The World's Most Controversial Walmarts

The big box behemoth might be a global force for good, but expansion doesn't make everyone happy.

Colin Daileda |

Argument

The Case for Just-in-Time Immigration

Why America needs a personnel system built for the 21st century.

Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg |

Think Again

Think Again: Immigration

After Republicans' election-year drubbing, the United States has an historic opportunity to fix its broken immigration system. And the arguments against reform simply don't hold up anymore.

Shannon O’Neil |

Christian Caryl

The Year in Unfreedom

An encouraging number of the world's people voted in 2012. But voting does not a democracy make.

Christian Caryl |

Letters

Why Work?

Will working less really make America more productive? 

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

The New New Normal

American Anxiety

The numbers say the stumbling U.S. economy is picking up steam. But there’s good reason to worry.

Mohamed A. El-Erian |

Argument

The Collaborator's Song

We often ask why some people choose to resist authoritarian regimes. But the better question might be why so many decide to cooperate.

Anne Applebaum |

Slide Show

Into the Lion's Den

German Chancellor Angela Merkel received an angry welcome in Greece as popular anger over austerity measures continues to grow.

Slide Show |

The List

The Good Life

The 10 European countries that worked the least in 2011.

J. Dana Stuster |

Dispatch

Workers of the (Arab) World, Unite!

Could American labor unions be the best way to roll back radical Islamists in the Middle East?

Joseph Braude |

Argument

India, Meet Icarus

Why no one should be surprised that the emerging economic superpower is getting cut back down to size.

Peter Passell |

Case Studies

The City with a Short Fuse

How a shrewd politician defused ethnic tension and improved public services in one of Indonesia’s most dysfunctional cities.

Rushda Majeed |