Quality of Life Indicators in Context – October 2014

Focus on US Employment —  October 2014 Update By Hazel Henderson Total nonfarm payroll employment in September rose by 248,000 which lowers the unemployment rate to 5.9%. August’s jobs were revised from 142,000 to 180,000, and July rose by a revised 180,000 – a combined 69,000 jobs more than previously …

Financial Reform Newsletter – April 16, 2014 – Financial Reform, the SEC and Better Markets Winning in the Courts.

    Financial Reform Newsletter April 16, 2014 Financial Reform, the SEC and Better Markets Winning in the Courts. Wall Street’s too-dangerous-to-fail banks and their many allies have been trying to kill, gut or weaken financial reform by filing numerous lawsuits claiming that every rule must be subjected to what …

Breaking News: US Revises GDP to Include Intangible Production and Services

July 31, 2013  ~ As of August 1st, 2013, the US Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) finally enters the 21st century.  GDP will now include much of the intangible production and services which make up some 70% of mature 21st century economies: software, R&D, entertainment, trademarks, copyrights, design and other …

[Climate Bonds] Boost for resi EE: new study shows green homes get a 9% higher sale price

Lots of people have argues that energy efficiency and other ?green? improvements should improve the value of a house, at least commensurate with the investment, but survey data on the ground has been hard to come by. Now a new study, ?The Value of Green Labels in the California Housing …

Growing Green and Decent Jobs

Growing Green and Decent Jobs This is the third in a series of messages we will be sending to keep you up to date on the plans we have put together for the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development – Rio+20, as well as our own associated event – The …

Australian Government Agency Admits Ban on Heterodox Economic Analysis

Australian Government Agency Admits Ban on Heterodox Economic Analysis by Peter Earl In some of the first posts on this blog I reported on how Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific Research Organization (CSIRO) was attempting to censor and ban from publication Clive Spash’s peer-reviewed paper ‘The Brave New World of Carbon Trading”. …