Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Smart Globalist

Interesting new blog aggregation and news site.

Globalization Central - News and Views From Outside the Box

The Smart Globalist is an online magazine that covers economics, finance, public policy and international relations. Our aim is to educate and inform public opinion across a range of issues related to globalization - from international trade and investment to the financial markets, foreign policy and global development.

The Smart Globalist publishes a diverse array of contributors hailing from academia, print journalism, finance and the public policy community. Our original editorial content includes both short, timely commentary on the latest news and current events, as well as longer analytic pieces exploring the complex issues surrounding international trade, investment and foreign policy. We hope that our coverage and analysis of these issues will eventually lead to practical, pragmatic solutions to the challenges and opportunities presented by globalization.

The Smart Globalist also aggregates content from some of the best blogs and media outlets on the internet. By syndicating content from established and emerging bloggers, The Smart Globalist hopes to draw attention to important perspectives often missing from the mainstream media, while taking advantage of the new ways of organizing and distributing information afforded by new technologies.

Our editorial staff reviews all of the syndicated content appearing on the site to ensure that it is timely, relevant, insightful and of interest to our readers. We publish the headline, a brief lede, and any image that comes embedded in the RSS feed, and provide a link to the original content. We never change or edit any of the syndicated content itself, we do not archive any syndicated content for more than two weeks, and we do not allow our readers to comment on this material. We encourage you to visit the websites of the original authors of this material and leave comments there, where the authors can respond, either by clicking through the links available with each post, or else by perusing our blogroll. We believe that this constitutes 'fair use' of the syndicated materials.

In short, we hope to fulfill a public service by helping everyone to form thoughtful, well-informed, reality based opinions and perspectives on global economic and political issues.

The Smart Globalist is run on a not-for-profit basis by the Economic Strategy Institute, a non partisan, non-profit public policy research organization based in Washington DC. The website is funded in part through a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.


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