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 …

Quality of Life Issues in Context – US Employment October 2015

By Hazel Henderson, originally posted at EthicalMarketsQualityofLife.com USA Update: October 2015 Total nonfarm payroll employment in September increased by 142,000 and August’s were revised down from 173,000 to 136,000, and the July revision decreased from 245,000 to 223,000. The unemployment rate remained at 5.1% with 7.9 million people still looking …

WALL STREET JITTERS DRIVING SMALL INVESTORS TOWARD HOMEGROWN PROSPERITY

By Hazel Henderson © 2015, originally published at Justmeans in Finance and SRI, Wednesday, September 9, 2015 – 9:30am – See more at:Wall St. jitters driving small investors toward homegrown prosperity The wild swings on Wall Street and other now interconnected bourses in today’s global casino have seen billions withdrawn …

WALL ST JITTERS DRIVING SMALL INVESTORS TOWARD HOMEGROWN PROSPERITY

The wild swings on wall street and other now interconnected bourses in today’s global casino have seen billions withdrawn by small investors.  Their instincts are correct.  Today’s markets are becoming too erratic and volatile for investors – driven by frantic speed trading and speculators.  The usual bromides from market pundits …

Quality of Life Issues in Context – September 2015

By Hazel Henderson, originally posted at EthicalMarketsQualityofLife.com USA Update: September 2015   Total nonfarm payroll employment in August rose by 173,000, and the July revision increased from 215,000 to 245,000 and June’s total was revised upward from 231,000 to 254,000 jobs. The unemployment rate fell to 5.1% with 8 million …