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Book Reviews: ‘Economics After The Crisis’ And ‘Money And Sustainability’

Book Reviews: ‘Economics After The Crisis’ And ‘Money And Sustainability’

"Economics After the Crisis," by Adair Turner, MIT Press 2012 "Money and Sustainability," by Bernard Lietaer, Christian Arnsperger, Sally Goerner, Stefan Brunnhuber, Triarchy Press, 2012 The essential link between "Economics After the Crisis" by Adair Turner and "Money and Sustainability" by Bernard Lietaer and his co-authors is the [...]

Book Review: Bailout, By Neil Barofsky

Book Review: Bailout, By Neil Barofsky

Like millions of Americans worried over their shrinking retirement funds, I relied on www.sigtarp.gov to find the truth about where our tax dollars were going and to whom. Author Neil Barofsky headed SIGTARP as Special Inspector General over TARP which Congress authorized and funded to keep track and oversee the original TARP (Troubled Assets [...]

Books: Review Of 2052: A Global Forecast Of The Next 40 Years

Books: Review Of 2052: A Global Forecast Of The Next 40 Years

2050: A Global Forecast for the next 40 Years by Jorgen Randers, Chelsea Green, 2012 This report to the Club of Rome commemorates the 40th Anniversary of its first report Limits to Growth in 1972, which caused wide controversy since it challenged the basic assumptions of all governments concerning the future of humanity. I recall visiting [...]

Book Review: ‘Dark Pools’ By Scott Patterson

Book Review: ‘Dark Pools’ By Scott Patterson

Dark Pools is a page-turning, fascinating account of how computerized algorithmic high-frequency trading (HFT) and electronic platforms evolved, took over financial markets and turned the NYSE floor into a mere "puppet-show for TV." Author Scott Patterson, a reporter for theWall Street Journal, is a consummate observer. Dark Pools is a follow-up [...]

Book Review: Broken Markets by Sal Arnuk and Joseph Saluzzi

Book Review: Broken Markets by Sal Arnuk and Joseph Saluzzi

Broken Markets: How High-Frequency Trading and Predatory Practices Are Destroying Confidence and Your Portfolio, by Sal Arnuk and Joseph Saluzzi, FT Press, 2012 This insider look at the evolution of high-frequency trading (HFT) from its start as "scalping" in the Chicago commodity trading pits well over a decade ago is chilling, even to the [...]

Book Review: ‘Why Nations Fail’

This magisterial book is a tour throughout the world and our human history, examining the persistent puzzle of why some countries successfully industrialized and others failed. MIT economist Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson, a political scientist and economist at Harvard, go beyond economics and its centuries of hypothesizing about economic [...]

2052 – Shaping the Future

As a longtime member of the Club of Rome, I can recommend this book highly to all  concerned global citizens, - Hazel Henderson, Editor   On May 9, 2012, the Club of Rome launched a new Report to the Club of Rome, entitled “2052 – A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years” (published by Chelsea Green). In it, author Jorgen [...]

Special Workshop: Unmaking War, Remaking Men

Special Workshop: Unmaking War, Remaking Men

A SPECIAL RETREAT WORKSHOP WITH KATHLEEN BARRY EMPATHY & CONSCIOUSNESS RAISING FOR:  UNMAKING WAR, REMAKING MEN   Dates:  July 20-22, 2012 Location: La Casa de Maria Retreat Center, Santa Barbara, CA Conducted by: National Peace Academy in partnership with La Casa de Maria Course fee: Residential: $350; Commuter: $250 NPA [...]

Mike Lewis – Announcing Launch of ‘The Resilience Imperative’

Mike Lewis – Announcing Launch of ‘The Resilience Imperative’

New Society Publishers, the Canadian Centre for Community Renewal, the BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance, and the new economics foundation announce the release of The Resilience Imperative Co-operative Transitions to a Steady-State Economy By Michael Lewis, Canadian Centre for Community Renewal and Pat [...]

Book Review: ‘Stewardship: Lessons Learned From The Lost Culture of Wall Street’

Book Review: ‘Stewardship: Lessons Learned From The Lost Culture of Wall Street’

John G. Taft's "Stewardship: Lessons Learned from the Lost Culture of Wall Street" (Wiley, 2012) is authored by a deeply principled adviser whose clients are investors in corporations rather than their managers. Read the review on Seeking Alpha.

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