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2015’s Winning Coalition

The incoming Republican Congress in the United States, elected by the smallest voter participation since World War II, provides a new opportunity for galvanizing a winning coalition on tax reform.  This new Congress faces the spate of tax-avoiding “reversion”: companies moving their taxable “headquarters” offshore by acquiring foreign [...]

Quality of Life Indicators in Context – January 2015

USA Update: January 2015 By Hazel Henderson Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 252,000 in December, and the healthy 321,000 first reported in November was revised upward to 353,000. The 243,000 jobs in October was revised upward again to 261,000, with September’s 256,000 revised upward to 271,000. The unemployment rate fell to 5.6%, [...]

2015’s Winning Coalition

By Hazel Henderson (c) 2015 for CSRWire Talkback, Jan. 7, 2015 The incoming Republican Congress in the United States, elected by the smallest voter participation since World War II, provides a new opportunity for galvanizing a winning coalition on tax reform.  This new Congress faces the spate of tax-avoiding “reversion”: companies moving [...]

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 [...]

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