Economists calling for “QE for the people”

We at ethical markets agree and have also  called for more democratized  and future-focused  ways of  designing quantitative easing :  “ the trickle up “ approach  proposed by Milton Friedman  of just taking cash up  in helicopters and throwing it out the windows “  ( seriously supported  in FOREIGN AFFAIRS …

Announcing: the all-new Ecocities Emerging

Link to webpage version of this newsletter http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs072/1100594   Greetings! How do we approach urban planning and resource management in ways that preserve health and the environment while meeting our basic needs? The Ecocity represents an urban ideal that simultaneously envisions and plans for co-benefits and synergies between its various …

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 …

we_can_do_it_SEI 2Solar Sisters Unite! SEI Offers Women’s Only PV101 Online – August 18th

Solar Sisters Unite! SEI Offers Women’s Only PV101 Online – August 18th According to the 2013 National Solar Jobs Census the future is bright for the solar industry indeed: “With the expected addition of over 22,200 new solar workers over the next year, employment in the solar industry is expected …

World’s First Foresight Encyclopedic Dictionary Available to the Public

FUTURES, the world’s first Foresight Encyclopedic Dictionary, is now available to the public in both English and Spanish, and plans are in progress for other translations as well. It contains more than 1,000 terms used in futures research and studies. It offers an immersion into the field of foresight, including …

New facts about employee ownership in April 2014

EFES NEWSLETTER – APRIL 2014 Listed and non-listed companies It was sometimes told, based on the observation of specific examples, that non-listed employee-owned companies could have been more resilient than others through the financial crisis. Employee-owned companies might have fared better. This idea is even a cornerstone of the British …

Microbusinesses don’t just create jobs; they create GOOD jobs!

What has not been known, until now, is whether those jobs are any good?  Based on the seminal study published by the FIELD/aspen institute which used in-depth interviews of the employees of Accion East microbusinesses, the resounding answer to the question is ‘yes’!   In summary, the report highlights that 1) …

SDGs focus areas: Stakeholder proposals for goals and targets

  SDGs focus areas: Stakeholder proposals for goals and targets   In order to inform the deliberations of the tenth session of the UN General Assembly’s Open Working Group (OWG) on sustainable development goals (SDGs), 31 March – 4 April 2014, stakeholder forum has compiled a number of goals and corresponding targets from stakeholder proposals housed …

FUTURIST UPDATE: Unemployed Teens May Have Better Things to Do Than Work

March 2014 • Volume 15, No. 3 In this issue: Sharks and Stingrays Are in Hot Water Unemployed Teens May Have Better Things to Do Than Work Harnessing the Power of Humidity WorldFuture 2014 Speakers Bookshelf What’s Hot in The Futurist magazine Sharks and Stingrays Are in Hot Water Rare …