Fashion Fail: Where Did Forever 21 Go Wrong?

Oct 13, 2019

From its reign as king of the mall just a few years ago to its tumble into bankruptcy court last month, Forever 21 is a spectacular success story that seems destined for an unhappy ending. South Korean immigrants Jin Sook and Do Wan Chang started the chain in 1984 with $11,000 that they saved...

The Death of Liberalism Has Been Proclaimed Before

Jul 15, 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent designation of liberal values as “obsolete” may sound familiar. This is not the first time the death of liberalism has been announced. As George Dangerfield’s classic study put it, the early years of the 20th century saw the “strange death” of...

The Authoritarian Quest for a Sovereign Internet

Jun 05, 2019

The next steps by the likes of China and Russia toward segmentation of the internet, and the way private companies respond, will make or break the World Wide Web. On February 12, the Russian State Duma passed a bill to create a “sovereign” internet, demanding independence from global servers...

The Way Ahead for a UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights

Feb 28, 2019

We still have a very limited understanding of the impacts businesses have on human rights worldwide. It has been just over a month since the Brumadinho dam, operated by the Brazilian minerals form Vale, collapsed, killing at least 171 people, with a further 141 still missing. In the wake of what...

India Is the Biggest Democracy in the World

Dec 10, 2018

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Brahma Chellaney, a prominent Indian intellectual and author. Bordered by the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, India is the second most populous country and, arguably, the biggest democracy in the world. The World Bank...

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