Global Current Issues and Trends: February 2018

Global Current Issues and Trends:  February 2018 Total US nonfarm payroll employment rose by 200,000 jobs while December’s and November’s totals were revised down by 24,000.  After these revisions job gains have averaged 192,000 over the past 3 months.  The national unemployment rate remains at 4.1%.  In 2016, job gains …

Book Reviews: The Clean Money Revolution And Real Impact

Jan. 26, 2018 9:18 AM ET Hazel Henderson Green Economy, Circular Economy, energy, natural resources Ethical Markets Summary Joel Solomon, pioneer of social impact, ESG investing tells all in “The Clean Money Revolution”. Morgan Simon applies social ESG investing with her millennial generation lens in “Real Impact”. For full disclosure, …

Money Is Not Wealth: Cryptos v. Fiats! By Hazel Henderson

Money Is Not Wealth: Cryptos v. Fiats! By Hazel Henderson Hazel Henderson discusses how accountants are renovating their models for information-based economies & the new #SDGs model http://bit.ly/2D742Pl via @ethicalmarkets Monday, January 15, 2018 – 11:05am NEWSROOM: Ethical Markets CONTENT: Blog Most bankers, economists and investors after a couple of …

Global Current Issues and Trends: January 2018

Global Current Issues and Trends:  January 2018   Total US nonfarm payroll employment in December increased by 148,000 less than most forecasters expected.  Revisions for October and November combined were 9,000 less than previously reported.  The national unemployment rate remains at 4.1%.  In 2016, job gains totaled 2.2 million, compared …

Restoring Net Neutrality by Hazel Henderson©

Restoring Net Neutrality By Hazel Henderson© December 26, 2017 – 12:05pm NEWSROOM: Ethical Markets CONTENT: Blog Who owns the internet?  The answer in the USA is “We all do”!  The internet research and invention was paid for by US taxpayers and then turned over to the private sector, becoming the …

Book Review: “Raise Capital on Your Own Terms” “Pursuing Profit With Purpose: Benefit Corporation Law and Governance”

Book Review: “Raise Capital on Your Own Terms” “Pursuing Profit With Purpose: Benefit Corporation Law and Governance”   © Hazel Henderson 2017 “Raise Capital on Your Own Terms”, Jenny Kassan, Berrett-Koehler, 2017 “Pursuing Profit With Purpose: Benefit Corporation Law and Governance”, Frederick H. Alexander, Berrett-Koehler, 2018  Summary Lawyer Jenny Kassan guides startups …

“Hey COP23: Bitcoin Miners Exploding CO2 Emissions!”

“Hey COP23: Bitcoin Miners Exploding CO2 Emissions!” © Hazel Henderson 2017 New Scientist reports Bitcoin miners conspicuous consumption of (mostly fossil-based) electricity at 23.07 terawatts annually, see “Bitcoin Energy Bill Matches Ecuador’s!” “Thus, COP23’s newest challenge is from the growing speculative bubble of Bitcoin and the rush to additional cryptocurrencies. Distrust in governments, their …

Valuing Today’s Circular Services Information Economies

By Hazel Henderson©2017 Economic textbooks still teach the factors of production as: land, labor and capital.  Most humans would still agree that land and labor are the basics of human production.  But our view of capital has evolved—along with our systems of production over the past 300 years of industrial …

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 …