Life Inside China’s Social Credit Laboratory

“Ethical Markets is following the unfolding issues around the internet and how various governments are using these social media networks and platforms. This article is a view of how China sees using these information systems. Also  watch our TV shows “The Future of the Internet“ and our next show “Social …

Power Needs to Be Restored to Internet Users

Power Needs to Be Restored to Internet Users Posted on 3/29/2018 By Micah L. Sifry – The Nation The problem is bigger than Facebook In the summer of 2012, a group of scholars at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania led by Joseph Turow put out a …

True & Fake News

“Ethical Markets recommends this important study in Science on the Spread of True and False News Online.  Turns out false news travels many times faster! ~Hazel Henderson, Editor” SOCIAL SCIENCE The spread oftrue andfalse newsonline Soroush Vosoughi,1 Deb Roy,1 Sinan Aral2* We investigated the differential diffusion of all of the …

You are a Silence Breaker.

You are a Silence Breaker. International Women’s Day is coming. Be a Silence Breaker and join a global wave of solidarity. Do you have an experience you’ve kept to yourself for too long? Are you wondering what life might look like if you took that first step or giant leap …

Top Weekend Reads: Technology Takes Us Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Top Weekend Reads: Technology Takes Us Two Steps Forward, One Step Back Technology is an indispensable tool for constructing a more sustainable future, but as this week proved, it can lead us down a dark road if not carefully monitored. Patagonia created a digital platform to connect customers with local environmental …

Two Simple Laws Could Solve America Epidemic Violence by Thom Hartmann

“Ethical Markets agrees with Thom Hartmann and has advocated extending liability insurance to all gun owners and purchasers in the same way that all vehicle owners must have liability insurance. This raises no 2nd Amendment issues and all legal precedents are established, as well as the fact that many insurance …

NEXUS-Cryptocurrencies, global governance and our collective future

Alliance Magazine Cryptocurrencies, global governance and our collective future Jonah Wittkamper 7 February 2018 A cryptocurrency tied to world democracy, sustainability and poverty alleviation could save the world.  The bitcoin rise decentralizes power and represents a shift in loyalties from governments to technology. Millennial enthusiasm for virtual currencies and the …

“Confidence Tricks”

“Ethical Markets highly recommends this article “Confidence Tricks” by Matt Seybold in AEON, which correctly describes how and why our financial markets rely on “confidence” and media to operate.  This has always been true as even Paul Volcker says, “Banking is a confidence game “.  I outlined all this and …

Unilever threatens to reduce digital ad spend

  Unilever threatens to reduce digital ad spend Unilever is threatening to pull its ads from any platform, including Facebook and Google, that allows “toxic” content. Keith Weed, Unilever’s chief marketing officer, said the company — which owns numerous well-known consumer-packaged goods (CPG) brands including Ben & Jerry’s, Dove, and …