FANTASYLAND: How America Went Haywire

FANTASYLAND:  How America went Haywire Kurt Andersen, Random House, NYC (2017) Hazel Henderson®2017 Summary: Tracks 500 years of US cultural bifurcation between Enlightenment rationalistic realism versus religious beliefs, entertainment, hucksterism, conspiracy theories, marketed by show businesses. These social trends were amplified by media, with content driven by advertising, influencing culture …

Who’s Afraid of MIFID 2?: Fixing Wall Street’s Broken Plumbing

Who’s Afraid of MIFID 2?: Fixing Wall Street’s Broken Plumbing Posted on 9/7/2017 By Hazel Henderson* – Ethical Markets The European Union (EU) has sweeping reforms of financial markets coming into force January 3, 2018. They will affect Wall Street firms in many ways, covering all transactions of EU securities …

“MEDIOCRACY 2.0: CORPORATE OWNERSHIP CHALLENGING FREE SPEECH”

  “MEDIOCRACY 2.0: CORPORATE OWNERSHIP CHALLENGING FREE SPEECH”   By Hazel Henderson©2017   In the USA, founders feared concentration of power in government.  They installed separation of powers in the US Constitution—-buttressed by freedom of the press.  The very first Amendment reinforced this free media which became known as “the Fourth …

ECOR Appoints New Advisory Board Member Hazel Henderson of Ethical Markets

Press Release July 31, 2017 ECOR, the global leader in sustainable materials and solutions for the circular economy, today announced that Hazel Henderson, a world renowned economic analyst, author and the pioneer of sustainable ethical finance, has joined its Advisory Board. The Board will influence ECOR’s long-term circular economy and …

FINTECH: GOOD AND BAD NEWS FOR SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

  FINTECH: GOOD AND BAD NEWS FOR SUSTAINABLE FINANCE Hazel Henderson, FRSA CEO, Ethical Markets Media, Certified B Corporation St. Augustine, Florida, USA, www.EthicalMarkets.com © 2016 Hazel Henderson   Today, we need to explore deeper societal issues surrounding the rapid deployment of computerized electronic platforms, cryptocurrencies and algorithms now disrupting …

4 Scenarios on the Future of Globalization

4 Book Reviews 4 Scenarios on the Future of Globalization Hazel Henderson ©2017   Summary: Four prophetic views of the future of globalization extrapolating from current trends: New York 2140 is Kim Stanley Robinson’s dystopian scenario of collapse J.C. Sharman’s The Despot’s Guide to Wealth Management documents today’s kleptocracies Guy …

“Climate Risking the Trump Brand”

“Climate Risking the Trump Brand” © 2017 Hazel Henderson   Backing out of the U S Commitment to the 2015 UN Climate Accords signed in Paris by 195 nations, Trump himself risks derailing his own brand and Trump-branded properties worldwide.  This additional unforced error, warned against by his top advisors, from …

FOSSILIZED ASSET ALLOCATION STILL MIS-PRICING ENERGY AND RISK

FOSSILIZED ASSET ALLOCATION STILL MIS-PRICING ENERGY AND RISK   By Hazel Henderson © 2015 forthcoming in SeekingAlpha.com As I wrote in 2008 in “Updating Fossilized Asset-Allocation Classes”, all energy sectors are still treated alike, dominated by fossil fuels.  This means that energy assets based on commodities: coal, oil, gas, uranium …

“MEDIOCRACIES AND THEIR ATTENTION ECONOMIES”

“MEDIOCRACIES AND THEIR ATTENTION ECONOMIES” By Hazel Henderson ©2017 Watching the recent White House Correspondents dinner in Washington reminded me of a chapter in my Building a Win-Win World (1996, now an e-book), where I identified the rise of “mediocracies” and their “attention economies” as part of humanity’s Information Age. …