Quality of Life Indicators in Context – US Employment January 2016

USA Update: January 2016 By Hazel Henderson Total nonfarm payroll employment in December rose by 292,000, a robust increase showing again that the real economy is healthier than Wall Street with its roiling volatility. The November rise by a revised 252,000 and October’s jobs were revised upward from 298,000 to …

Opinion: NGOs Still Leading the Global Debate on Climate

Opinion: NGOs Still Leading the Global Debate on Climate Hazel Henderson, president of Ethical Markets Media (USA and Brazil) and author of Mapping the Global Transition to the Solar Age and other books. ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida, Dec 2 2015 (IPS) – Civil society organizations, known as NGOs, have for decades …

RISKS! WHAT RISKS?

By Hazel Henderson © 2015, originally posted by Inter Press Service, Nov. 17, 2015 We humans are acutely aware of risks. From our earliest times, the risks we faced were from hunger, predatory animals, extreme environmental conditions, and as our numbers grew, from other human tribes. Fast forward to our …

Quality of Life Indicators in Context – November 2015

USA Update: November 2015 by Hazel Henderson Total nonfarm payroll employment in October rose by 271,000 while September’s142,000 was revised downward to 137,000 and August’s were revised upward from 136,000 to 153,000. The unemployment rate is 5.0% with 7.9 million people still looking to join the labor force. Wall Street …

OPINION: Time to Reform the Global Casino

OPINION: Time to Reform the Global Casino ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida, Oct 20 2015 (IPS) – The year 2015 highlights the global shift from traditional money-based, gross domestic product (GDP)-measured economic growth to the new models of sustainable, inclusive human development embodied in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ratified …

Facing Up to Inequality

My broader look at Facing Up to Inequality on a global level explored the erosion of jobs due to automation, the part-timing of the workforce in the “shareconomy” via Uber, TaskRabbit and the reemergence of guaranteed minimum incomes first advocated in the 1960s by Milton Friedman as a “negative income …