Tracks efforts in many countries to correct national money-based accounts and scorecards of progress, e.g., GDP. Covers new scorecards beyond money and economics which use systems approaches to quality of life measure by multiple metrics from many sciences and disciplines. These indicators add tracking health, education, poverty gaps and environment.
Japan faces a snap election on Dec. 14 with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s “Abenomics” on trial. From the conventional economics perspective of growth measured in gross domestic product, we are told that Japan is “stagnating” with excessive debt. Economists dispense their usual bromides: “open up the economy”; “join the [...]
Japan At The Crossroads Japan faces a snap election on December 14th with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's "Abenomics" on trial. From the conventional economics perspective of GDP-measured growth, we are told that Japan is "stagnating" with excessive debt. Economists dispense their usual bromides: "open up the economy"; "join the [...]
USA Update: December 2014 Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by a healthy 321,000 in November. The 214,000 jobs in October was revised upward to 243,000, with September’s 256,000 revised upward to 271,000. The unemployment rate stayed at 5.8%. All these welcome upward revisions auger a quickening recovery and a rise in wages, with average [...]
IIRC Newsletter - November Edition Building transparency and trust in the public sector Public sector organizations from around the world have met in Washington D.C. for a round table event convened by the World Bank to launch the Public Sector Pioneer Network. [...]
PreviousNext Bhutan: Reconciling Economic Growth and the Environment: Taking a democratically-based, long-term approach to development.
For nature lovers and those interested in politics, Bhutan is a special place. I can think of few countries that are better suited to observe — at close range — the contest of tradition and modernity as well as the coexistence of the old and new. Few countries have changed as rapidly as Bhutan. A few years back, the mountain kingdom [...]
“Ethical Markets congratulates Positive Money for helping advance this vital debate in the UK Parliament on the politics of money-creation and credit allocation. We also try to break this important story to the US voters in our TV special “The Money Fix" on demand at www.ethicalmarkets.tv or for colleges at www.films.com." ~Hazel [...]
<IR> Technology Initiative launches to underpin new generation of reporting Wednesday 26 November 2014 – Leading companies providing technology solutions are joining forces to look at how technology can underpin new trends in corporate reporting, and in particular can be [...]
In 2001, after Japan had fallen into what economist dread: stalled GDP-growth, I published these two articles in Japan. In “Japan at the Crossroads” and “Japan is Not the Only Country Caught in the GNP-Growth Trap,” I viewed Japan through my “Quality of Life” metrics, as transforming from material economic growth at whatever social [...]
"Cornerstone Capital Group's Margarita Pirovska, PhD, has published an excellent report on "Income Inequality: Market Mechanism or Market Failure?" Click here to access the report: http://cornerstonecapinc.com/2014/11/income-inequality-market-mechanism-or-market-failure/
World Energy Outlook 2014 The International Energy Agency released its annual World Energy Outlook today Wednesday, November 12, 2014. The publication provides a timely update on one of the key challenges to sustainable development: fossil fuel subsidies. In this infographic, IISD’s Global Subsidies Initiative provides an overview and [...]