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Japan now at a crossroads

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 At The Crossroads

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 [...]

Quality of Life Indicators in Context – December 2014

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 [...]

JAPAN: FROM FAILED ABENOMICS TO 21ST CENTURY QUALITY OF LIFE

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 [...]

Computer-driven financial markets on unregulated electronic exchanges

Computer-driven financial markets on unregulated electronic exchanges programmed by algorithms now dominate Wall Street, along with high-frequency trading (HFT). The infamous "Flash Crash" in May 2010, driven by electronic trading, caused stocks in many 401Ks to suddenly fall to pennies and recover in split seconds. Small investors lost [...]

Quality of Life Indicators in Context – November 2014

USA Update: November 2014 Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 214,000 in October, with September’s 248,000 revised upward to 256,000. The unemployment rate fell to 5.8%. August’s jobs were revised from 180,000 to 203,000 – a combined 31,000 jobs more than previously reported. GDP increased at an annual rate of 3.5 % in the third [...]

Rebalancing the Economy – New book from Green Economics Institute

Rebalancing the Economy, edited by Christopher Brook and Miriam Kennet Green Economics Institute Publishing House, UK, 2014 The current generations are at a turning point. Wealth inequality is growing all over the world. This is leading to social unrest and increasing levels of unhappiness in society. This is leading to a decline in social [...]

Susan Sun Nunamaker Interviews Hazel Henderson at World Future Society 2014

From Susan Sun Nunamaker, SunshineIsTheFuture.net, “It is my pleasure to be able to get an interview  during World Future Society 2014 <https://www.wfs.org/civicrm/event/info/?reset=1&id=37>  at Orlando, FL, with Hazel Henderson <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazel_Henderson> , a futurist and an economic iconoclast. Ms. [...]

Hazel Henderson Guest on Conscious Millionaire

Hazel Henderson, president and founder of Ethical Markets, is a featured guest on J V Crum III’s Conscious Millionaire Podcast, first airing Oct. 7, 2014.  The podcast is top-rated with coaching and strategies on how to make profits and a difference as a conscious entrepreneur! Henderson is included among guests such as Chris Brogan, [...]

GREENER INFORMATION AGE TRANSFORMING ENERGY, FINANCE AND OUR FUTURE

By Hazel Henderson © 2014 Much has been written about the disruptive shifts in many industrial sectors, from retailing, publishing, manufacturing, entertainment, medicine, law, architecture, transport and public services caused by computers, automation and the digital revolution. Since the robotization of automobile production in the 1960s, [...]

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