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 …

Book Reviews: “Doughnut Economics” and “Another Economy Is Possible”

Two Book Reviews: Doughnut Economics, Kate Raworth, Chelsea Green, USA (2017) Another Economy Is Possible, Manuel Castells, Polity Press, UK and USA, (2017) By Hazel Henderson Copyright © 2017 Hazel Henderson. All Rights Reserved. These two new critiques of economics by economist Kate Raworth in Doughnut Economics and sociologist Manuel Castells …

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. …

Artificial Intelligence + Algorithms = Assumptions!

Submitted by: Hazel Henderson Posted: Aug 12, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST Artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged in the public debate with Deep Mind’s recent win over a champion of the Chinese game GO.  AI is all about computers getting better at solving problems formerly thought too difficult which should …

Book Review: Building the New American Economy and The SIMPOL Solution

Book Review Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair and Sustainable Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University Press New York, 2017 The SIMPOL Solution John Bunzl and Nick Duffell Peter Owen Publishers, London 23017 By Hazel Henderson © 2017 These two books separately offer strategies for the ongoing global transition from the …

Book Review: Thank You For Being Late-Author, Thomas Friedman

THANK YOU FOR BEING LATE THOMAS FRIEDMAN FARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUX, NEW YORK, 2016   By Hazel Henderson © 2017 Thank You for Being Late:  is Thomas Friedman’s best book yet.  Friedman combines his breathless optimism and journalistic personal style with a much more advanced critique of globalization than in …