The Mondragon cooperatives valued workers instead of shareholder value

The Success of Mondragon Cooperatives in Spain has been well documented over decades, and still worth reviewing, Editor The Mondragon cooperatives ? valued workers instead of shareholder value by merijnknibbe Economists often have a stunning lack of knowledge about the kaleidoscope of different kinds of companies which exist. The neo-liberal, …

Economist Steve Keen on bankrupting banks and nationalising the financial system

Economist Steve Keen on bankrupting banks and nationalising the financial system Interview on BBC World News Hardtalk, November 2011 http://youtu.be/SkesgECRXtM Steve Keen is Associate Professor of Economics & Finance at the University of Western Sydney and author of Debunking Economics. He also writes the blog Debtwatch. Keen predicted the current …

Living Well in a World of 7 Billion

Living Well in a World of 7 Billion Humanity has reached a new milestone as we hit 7 billion. Never before have there been 7 billion people on planet earth, all at the same time. As we welcome the 7th billion global inhabitant, we also acknowledge the challenges we will …

Green Sectors Expanding into Trillions of Dollars

Small and intermediate enterprises are joining large ones to boost Green Industry’s footprint By Rosalinda Sanquiche As part of the Green Economy series While mainstream media, economists and general opinion still designate the Green Economy as “emerging” and assume green investments are riskier or provide lower returns than other investments, …

New Science Paper: The Climate Change-Water-Infrastructure Nexus

A group of researchers with Conservation International and WWF have co-authored a paper in PLoS Biology focusing on the water-related threats and opportunities presented by climate change to the development and conservation communities. The authors suggest that the climate change impacts on long-lived water infrastructure for energy production, agriculture, transportation, …