'Articles by Hazel Henderson'
The Locust and the Bee: Predators and Creators in Capitalism's Future
Author Geoff Mulgan, former top aide to Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair and founder of the celebrated think tank Demos, earns his spurs as a top-rank, global public intellectual with his latest book, The Locust and The Bee (Princeton University Press, 2013). Mulgan has been watching the evolution of markets, finance and the many emerging models of capitalism with the insights of a policy practitioner and a deeply thoughtful scholar. Author Eric Lowitt's The Collaboration Economy(Jossey Bass, 2013) compliments Mulgan's historical view of how capitalism has evolved into many new forms over the centuries.
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The event will explore how the First Coast can become a green, sustainable region by the year 2040.
Hazel Henderson, author and founder of Ethical Markets Media, said the transition away from last century's fossil-fuel based economy is shifting very rapidly toward solar energy.
Henderson said the Council's Green Transition Scoreboard measures private investments going into green technology all over the world.
Since 2007, $5.2 trillion has been invested.
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FACING UP TO INEQUALITY: NEW APPROACHES BEYOND ECONOMISM
Grim recent studies reveal the shocking increase in inequality globally, both between and within countries. Anti-poverty economic policies since World War II have done little, except for their notable success in China. Worldwide, the share of nations’ productivity increases going to employees is shrinking – while the share to capital owners, financial firms, corporations and their top executives has mushroomed, as reported in the Economist, Nov. 2, 2013.
Old economic textbook remedies for rising inequality still call for more growth. Yet economic growth is slowing in most mature economies. In still growing China, India, brazil and other emerging countries, the growth remedies lead to greater inequality [...]
New Policies Beyond Austerity and Stimulus
By Hazel Henderson*
ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida, Nov 2013 (Columnist Service) - It is time to move the global policy debate beyond the binary options of “austerity” versus “stimulus.” Both these macroeconomic policies have caused untold harm to millions and produced dangerous policy stalemates in europe and the U.S., Japan and other countries.
The experiments in europe to impose austerity have not only caused unemployment, falling growth rates and quality of life but also rising extremism and political polarisation.
Europeans have learned that debts can’t be paid by more borrowing. And the U.S. Congress is succumbing to mob rule by 50 Republicans who shut down the [...]
BETTER NAMES FOR IMPACT INVESTING (AND OTHER INSIGHTS FROM HAZEL HENDERSON)
by Marta Maretich
Hazel Henderson has never really liked the term “impact investing”.
“All investments have impacts,” she told us. “I pointed this out to the authors of the original paper published by the Rockefeller Foundation. Some of these impacts include blowing the tops off mountains and spilling oil in the Gulf of Mexico!”
Not mincing words is one of the characteristics that has made Henderson a thought leader in the ethical investing movement. Futurist, evolutionary economist, worldwide syndicated columnist, consultant on sustainable development and author of many books, articles and blogs, Henderson has turned her personal vision of a new kind of capitalism into a remarkable [...]