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Financial Reform Newsletter March 20, 2015 Court rules that there are no checks and balances when the Executive Branch settles cases, even those that caused the worst financial crash since [Read More]

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'Articles by Hazel Henderson'

Review Of 3 Books: Can The World Be Wrong?, Superforecasting, And Patterns Of Commoning

Summary Review of Can the World Be Wrong? by Doug Miller, dealing with global polling beyond politics as usual. Review relating Superforecasting by Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner to polling work by Miller. Review relating Patterns of Commoning edited by David Bollier and Silke Helfrich to the commons gathering wisdom explored by Miller and Tetlock and Gardner. Can The World Be Wrong? Where Global Public Opinion Says We're Headed by Doug Miller, Greenleaf Publishing, Sheffield, UK, 2016 Superforecasting: The Art And Science Of Prediction by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner, Crown, USA, 2015 Patterns Of Commoning, eds. David Bollier and Silke Helfrich, Commons Strategies Group, Amherst, MA, USA, 2015 These three important books, Can The World Be Wrong?, [...]


By Hazel Henderson © 2015, originally posted by Inter Press Service, Nov. 17, 2015 We humans are acutely aware of risks. From our earliest times, the risks we faced were from hunger, predatory animals, extreme environmental conditions, and as our numbers grew, from other human tribes. Fast forward to our growing mastery of nature, technological prowess and the industrial revolution. The risks humans faced changed beyond those always present in extreme environmental conditions. The technologies we developed against such risks: advancing our energy, shelter, food and health systems also created new risks, often unforeseen for decades. Conflicts with other humans grew as the human family colonized every part of our planet, stressing ecosystems and driving other species to [...]

Applied Research Qualify of Life journal features Hazel Henderson as pioneer

The article Hazel Henderson: A Pioneer in Social Indicators and Quality of Life Research has now been published in Applied Research in Quality of Life: Volume 10, Issue 4 (2015), Page 761-763. DOI 10.1007/s11482-015-9421-z. The article profiles Hazel Henderson’s work in defining quality of life issues. For link to article, go to http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11482-015-9421-z. [...]

Quality of Life Indicators in Context – November 2015

USA Update: November 2015 by Hazel Henderson Total nonfarm payroll employment in October rose by 271,000 while September’s142,000 was revised downward to 137,000 and August’s were revised upward from 136,000 to 153,000. The unemployment rate is 5.0% with 7.9 million people still looking to join the labor force. Wall Street is still uncertain about timing for the Fed’s long-awaited rate increase from zero in 2016. Payrolls for average hourly earnings moved up by 9 cents to $25.20. Wall Street is still focusing on the Fed, China, oil prices and global GDP–measured growth while largely ignoring the destabilizing role of computers, algorithms and high-frequency trading’s many “flash crashes” and the need for Reforming Electronic Markets and Trading. GDP increased at an [...]

OPINION: Time to Reform the Global Casino

OPINION: Time to Reform the Global Casino

OPINION: Time to Reform the Global Casino ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida, Oct 20 2015 (IPS) - The year 2015 highlights the global shift from traditional money-based, gross domestic product (GDP)-measured economic growth to the new models of sustainable, inclusive human development embodied in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ratified by its 193 member nations. This historic shift still involves ideological and political struggles between incumbent industries of the earlier Industrial Revolution and the disruptive forces and technologies of our succeeding Information Age. The battles continue between the fossilized economic and financial sectors and those rising in the knowledge-richer technologies and cleaner, greener companies based on efficiency, renewable energy [...]

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