Three Big Winners from Ending Ethanol Subsidies

A day many thought might never arrive is finally just around the corner. Today, December 23rd, Congress finished their work to head home for the holidays, and we can now say confidently that ethanol’s 30-year-old tax credit and import tariff will finally expire on December 31st. Ending these costly and unnecessary subsidies …

Upcoming dates for Investors’ Circle Events

Investors’ Circle is the largest and oldest network of angel investors, venture capitalists, foundations and family offices that are using private capital to promote the transition to a sustainable economy. IC has facilitated the flow of $150 million into 225 companies and funds dedicated to impact. DATES FOR THE NEW …

A note from Paul Hawken

We—you who are reading this—support Women’s Earth Alliance not because it goes to the root of the problem, but because it goes to the heart of the solution: women and to women’s culture. As James Hillman wrote, “Nature dies because culture dies.” To address resource shortages WEA is enlivening the greatest …

Future Finance – Policy Brief: Legal non-enforcement as an instrument of financial market regulation

by Jakob von Uexkull World Future Council In many legal systems claims resulting from gaming or gambling are not enforceable. This is designed to protect the debtor from driving himself into financial ruin through gaming and betting debts. There is a German saying that “a gambling debt is a debt …

Honoring President Vaclav Havel

By Hazel Henderson Philosopher-poet-playwright and global citizen, Václav Havel was the freedom fighter who led the Czech people to independence from Soviet Russian occupation.  He became their first president in 1989 after the peaceful “velvet revolution” swept this brave man into power with massive support and the slogan “Havel to …