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By Dr. Gilbert Lancelot Raiford, Ethical Markets Advisory Board Member
Presented at the World Future Society Conference, Orlando, FL, July 11-14, 2004
Whether because of myopia or “benign neglect”, futurists have blatantly shied away from discussing one of the most serious social problems this nation faces – that of a rapidly growing underclass. Simply stated, the underclass is a significant cohort of Americans who are relatively physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy but permanently unemployed and unemployable. This is a social stratum that is below the working poor. It is a class that will remain totally unaffected by an increase in the national minimum wage or the forecast of a rebounding economy.
The underclass represents a new kind of poor. A great many high [...]
from our Advisory Board member ,Frank Bracho, Venezuela’s former ambassador to India
Incubating a non-dollar architecture
The launch of the BRICS bank can now give the member countries confidence to experiment with other geoeconomic ambitions. Incubating a non-dollar financial architecture can be the next goal. There are existing models to build upon but India will need smart economic diplomacy to secure its interests
After two years of intense negotiation, the BRICS leaders finally launched the New Development Bank on July 15 at the Sixth BRICS Summit in Fortaleza, Brazil. The bank’s focus will be on infrastructure and sustainable development projects through loans, guarantees, credits and equity investments. The decision to share the initial subscribed capital [...]
Ethical Markets is proud to have Dave Lauer of KOR Trading LLC, as a member of our global expert Advisory Board ~ Hazel Henderson, Editor “
Testimony on “The Role of Regulation in Shaping Equity Market Structure and Electronic Trading
From David Lauer President and Managing Partner, KOR Group LLC”
Before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
July 8, 2014
DOWNLOAD THE PDF HERE: David Lauer - Senate Banking Testimony - 7-8-14 [...]
Hydrogen Power! Rinaldo Brutoco… Social Engineer for the Future
In an open interview last night, Rinaldo Brutoco displayed his range and depth of knowledge and currency with the key issues of today. His credibility lies in the fact that he has been a successful inventor, the backer and long term board member at Men’s Wearhouse with it’s “exemplary corporate culture” stemming from Brutoco’s own World Business Academy inputs (www.worldbusiness.org ), and the kind of activism that succeeds in getting stuff done, like the shutting down of nuclear power plants. He is a force to be reckoned with…and oddly his passion now is for an element that matches his powerful personality: Hydrogen!
Hydrogen is the most sanguine of all the elements. It is ubiquitous because it binds with [...]
Saline Agriculture to Feed and Fuel the World
Shortage of fresh water poses a much bigger threat to world food supply than the shortage of fossil fuels; cultivating salt-tolerant crops could solve both problems
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins
Fresh water in short supply and salinization widespread
People now use about half of the global supply of fresh water, and good fresh water is becoming an expensive resource. About 1 percent of water on earth is fresh while another 1 percent is brackish (water that has more salt than fresh water, but not as much as seawater), while 98 percent is sea water. Agriculture not only has to compete for limited fresh water resources with home and industrial use; it is being threatened by the spread of soil salinization.
Irrigation of [...]