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 …

Quality of Life Indicators in Context – July 2014

Focus on US Employment —  July 2014 Update By Hazel Henderson Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by a healthy 288.000 in June, good news after the 2.8% drop in GDP-growth for Q1. The 224,000 jobs added in May followed April’s 304,000. Upward revisions: to 203,000 from the 192,000 reported for …

Three Big Winners from Ending Ethanol Subsidies

A day many thought might never arrive is finally just around the corner. Today, December 23rd, Congress finished their work to head home for the holidays, and we can now say confidently that ethanol’s 30-year-old tax credit and import tariff will finally expire on December 31st. Ending these costly and unnecessary subsidies …

Naked Capitalism: How the Media Will Cover the Ohio Zoo Escape: Our Official Predictions and more…

Links 10/20/11 How the Media Will Cover the Ohio Zoo Escape: Our Official Predictions VFDaily Clash of Rights on a Brooklyn Bus New York Times. Yours truly would not cooperate. Fat Replaces Oil for F-16s as Biofuels Head to War Bloomberg. So we kill people more efficiently, via ethanol subsidies and then by …

False Economy by Alan Beattie

Review by Hazel Henderson This book is a gem! Historian and economist Alan Beattie gives us a sweeping but deeply researched overview of trade through the centuries, leading us to greater understanding of today’s issues over trade development and globalization. We are treated to deeply skeptical views of most government …