“STATISTICIANS OF THE WORLD UNITE”

For InterPress Service © Hazel Henderson, November 2003 Curitiba, Brasil Over 700 statisticians, policy wonks, government officials and business leaders convened here at the first ICONS conference on measuring sustainable progress, prosperity and quality-of-life.  Preceding this historic conference was a gathering of 600 business executives hosted by the leading business …

“SILICON VALLEY KARMA: FAITH IN ELECTRICITY”

© 2019 Hazel Henderson From the VC “masters of the universe” on Sand Hill Road and Y Combinator to the social media FAANG monopolists to the adolescent male libertarian bros with their internet startups — all share the fundamentalist faith in electricity.  Rarely did they question how their burgeoning digital …

Global Current Issues and Trends: June 2019

Total non-farm payroll employment increased in May by 75,000 while downward revisions in April and March were 75,000 less than reported earlier.  The US government shutdown in January caused the temporary layoffs of the 800,000 federal employees, contractors and service businesses affected by the shutdown.  The national unemployment rate remains at …

Global Current Issues and Trends: May 2019

Total non-farm payroll employment increased by 263,000 in April while the 196,000 in March was revised down to 189,000.  The US government shutdown affected the February report of only 33,000 was revised up to 56,000 new jobs after the temporary layoffs of the 800,000 federal employees, contractors and service businesses …

Book Review: JUMP- STARTING AMERICA

“How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream” By Jonathan Gruber and Simon Johnson PublicAffairs (2019) Hazel Henderson ©2019 In “JUMP-STARTING AMERICA”, co-authors Jonathan Gruber (father of Romneycare and Obamacare) and former IMF chief Economist Simon Johnson kick off the 2020 presidential campaign debate! Their book identifies …

Book Review: Cyber-War “What We Don’t, Can’t, and Do Know”

Cyber-War “What We Don’t, Can’t, and Do Know” “Have Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President” by Kathleen Hall Jamieson   Jamieson, pre-eminent media analyst of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania provides the clearest account so far of how the US 2016 presidential election …

Global Current Issues and Trends: January 2019

Global Current Issues and Trends: January 2019 As the US government shutdown continues and the Democrats take over in Congress, December’s 312,000 new jobs shows the 2018 economy sustaining the policy turmoils in Washington.   After revisions, gains in October and November were 58,000 more than previously reported and the average job …

Book Review: ‘The Value Of Everything’ By Mariana Mazzucato, Public Affairs, 2018

Hazel Henderson Summary Economist Mariana Mazzucato unveils the folkways of her profession over its history. She reveals the many unsubstantiated assumptions underlying so-called economic laws. The thesis challenges the business models of the FAANGs. Author Mariana Mazzucato is already a widely celebrated economist, winner of the Leontief Prize and many …

ARE WE LOCKING EARTH INTO A SPACE PRISON? by Hazel Henderson

NEWSROOM: Ethical Markets   In 1986 Scientific American drew attention to this visual of space junk tracked by NORAD, 7,000 spent rocket debris and the 40,000 objects with a diameter of 10 centimeters or more.  I used this visual in many of my presentations in the 1980s and in Paradigms in Progress (1991), …