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Hazel Henderson, “The Green Transition & Global Investment” on What Now Radio, Jan. 13, 2015
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In the face of economic instability, the last thing we need is austerity. We need to consider creative solutions—like Jubilee, public banking policies, and currency reform—that take into account the complexity of the environment, the nature of money itself, and the possibility for social innovation.
The structural instabilities of laissez-faire, market-dominated societies became abundantly apparent during the widespread financial crises and debt-driven credit meltdown on Wall Street in 2008. Instead of addressing these instabilities at their root, however, many governments shredded safety nets, cut jobs, and imposed misguided “austerity” programs, justifying these measures by citing the controversial work of economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff.
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By Hazel Henderson, 1996
This classic work is as relevant today as in 1996 as advertising has become a $500 billion global industry. As we continue to watch-dog advertising and marketing with the EthicMark(r) Awards for advertising, this chapter from Henderson's Building a Win-Win World illuminates the issues and the importance of advertising toward a sustainable economy.
Government by Mediocracy scan 1996 [...]
The incoming Republican Congress in the United States, elected by the smallest voter participation since World War II, provides a new opportunity for galvanizing a winning coalition on tax reform. This new Congress faces the spate of tax-avoiding “reversion”: companies moving their taxable “headquarters” offshore by acquiring foreign firms (e.g. Burger King’s acquisition of Canada’s Tim Hortons); demands by business for reducing corporate tax rates (now the highest nominal rates worldwide); and call for further tax cuts by the Tea Party and Libertarians.
Today these demands by powerful corporate, Wall Street and conservative interests are aligned with many progressive groups demanding similar cuts on income and payroll taxes. These groups include environmentalists and [...]
USA Update: January 2015
By Hazel Henderson
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 252,000 in December, and the healthy 321,000 first reported in November was revised upward to 353,000. The 243,000 jobs in October was revised upward again to 261,000, with September’s 256,000 revised upward to 271,000. The unemployment rate fell to 5.6%, the lowest since June 2008. All these welcome upward revisions auger a quickening recovery and a rise in wages, with average hourly rates rising by 9 cents on private, non-farm payrolls. gdp increased at an annual rate of 5 % in the third quarter of 2014 with a revised 4.6% increase for Q2, good news after the 2.1% drop in GDP-growth for Q1. The USA recovery is still on track but unevenly shared, as exit polls found the economy still the top [...]