Political Football Over Disaster Relief: Another Argument for Public Banking

Political Football Over Disaster Relief: Another Argument for Public Banking   Ellen Brown http://WebofDebt.com/articles January 4, 2013   In a shameless display of putting politics before human needs, Congress began 2013 still scrapping over a $60 billion Hurricane Sandy relief bill fully nine weeks after the disaster hit. And if the Katrina experience is any indication, the bill may not bring …

Time to internalize those externalities and get prices right

Time to internalize those externalities and get prices right By Hazel Henderson (http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/12/21/time-internalize-those-externalities-and-get-prices-right)   An “externality” is code in economics jargon meaning any cost of producing a product that can be omitted (i.e., externalized) from the producer’s balance sheet and passed on to taxpayers, the public or hidden in the environment …

World’s Power Must Act Urgently as Global Joblessness grows – UN Labour Chief

WORLD’S POWERS MUST ACT URGENTLY AS GLOBAL JOBLESSNESS GROWS – UN LABOUR CHIEF New York, Oct 11 2012 2:05PM Projecting that global unemployment will rise by seven million next year to 207 million, three million more than previously estimated, the United Nations labour agency today called on the world’s major …

Recession, Sustainability & Money: The Hidden Variable

We can avoid future recessions by shifting the money paradigm from greed to good. By Hazel Henderson Recession to Austerity To More Recession The recession imposed by the financial debacle of 2007-2009 still plagues the world. The deeper reason lies in the murky secrets of money-creation and how financial sleight-of-hand …

Third Industrial Revolution News

We at Ethical Markets agree with Jeremy Rifkin, which is why we produce our GREEN TRANSITION SCOREBOARD® which received official recognition at RIO+20, Hazel Henderson, Editor Greetings! (Click on the image to watch video. Mr Rifkin’s lecture begins at 1:09:30) Brussels, May 29th, 2012. Jeremy Rifkin gave a keynote address …

FUTURIST UPDATE Big Data and the Neworked World of 2020, Special issue FREE online

June 2012 Special FREE online from the July/August issue of THE FUTURIST: The Abundance Builders By Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler Progress occurs when inventive people solve problems and create opportunities. Here, Peter Diamandis (left) and best-selling science writer Steven Kotler present just a few of the breakthroughs that …

UN Experts Call for Global Financial Tax to Offset Costs of Economic Crisis

New York, May 14 2012 11:05AM A group of United Nations independent experts today called on the European Union (EU) to take the lead in promoting the adoption of a global financial transaction tax that would offset the costs of the current economic crisis and protect basic human rights. “Where …

Is Economics A Form Of Brain Damage?

Is Economics A Form Of Brain Damage? Scientific findings counter prevailing economic theories about what motivates consumers. Submitted by: Hazel Henderson Posted: May 03, 2012 – 10:11 AM EST   By Hazel Henderson The science is in and the answer is YES! I have used this phrase — “economics as …

May Day Statement–Governments must act for a sustainable and equitable recovery

Governments must act for a sustainable and equitable recovery It is more than five years since the financial crisis hit, followed rapidly by a larger economic crisis. This economic earthquake exposed the dangers of financialisation; of having the real economy subservient to finance; and of two decades of growing inequality. …

Imposed Austerity vs Chosen Simplicity: Who Will Pay For Which Adjustments?

“Other News” is a personal initiative seeking to provide information that should be in the media but is not, because of commercial criteria. It welcomes contributions from everybody. Work areas include information on global issues, north-south relations, governance of globalization. Roberto Savio //Reproduction in whole or in part without permission …