But What About the Futuristic Me?

By Dr. Gilbert Lancelot Raiford, Ethical Markets Advisory Board Member Presented at the World Future Society Conference, Orlando, FL, July 11-14, 2004 Whether because of myopia or “benign neglect”, futurists have blatantly shied away from discussing one of the most serious social problems this nation faces – that of a …

Thanks to the Roberts Court, Corporations Have More Constitutional Rights Than Actual People

  Thanks to the Roberts Court, Corporations Have More Constitutional Rights Than Actual People   William Greider – The Nation   The big media talk a lot about stalemate in Congress, but they are missing the real story. While representative democracy is dysfunctional, the Supreme Court has taken over with …

White House Targets Methane Emissions

White House Targets Methane Emissions On March 28, the white house released a multi-pronged strategy to reduce methane emissions from a variety of sources, a step the administration says is an outgrowth of the President’s Climate Action Plan announced last year. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, about 20 times more potent …

The Stone that Brings Down Goliath? Richmond and Eminent Domain

In a nearly $13 billion settlement with the US Justice Department in November 2013,JPMorganChase admitted that it, along with every other large US bank, had engaged in mortgage fraud as a routine business practice, sowing the seeds of the mortgage meltdown. JPMorgan and other megabanks have now been caught in over …

Quality of Life Indicators in Context by Hazel Henderson

A monthly look at Employment and Income in the USA   Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 113,000 in January and upward revisions in November and December added 34,000 jobs.  November’s total non-farm employment was revised upward to 274,000.  The unemployment rate decreased from 6.7% to 6.6% while the civilian labor force …

International Green Energy Council Secretary General Presents To The World Bank

The International Green Energy Council Secretary General, Ralph Avallone spoke with over 5000 World Bank representatives in Washington D.C last week at their very first sustainability expo.       “My hope is that the World Bank would become a strong collaborative partner with the International Green Energy Council in introducing …

2014 National Green Energy Council Commitment

   WASHINGTON January 2, 2014 My friends, 2013 was a very good year for the National Green Energy Council and our member companies. In 2013, GEC member companies thrived in a still questionable economy and our industry is growing in leaps and bounds. Here are the highlights of 2013: A GEC …

Why Would Saudi Arabia Support the 9/11 Conspirators, Why Would the US Gov. Cover it Up? – Sen. Graham on Reality Asserts Itself

Former Senator Bob Graham, co-chair of the 2002 Joint Congressional Inquiry into 9/11, believes that the Saudi government “had a high and what has thus far turned out to be credible expectation that their role” in 9/11 “would not be exposed” by the U.S. government. “Everything that the federal government …

Inaction on Climate Change: The Cost to Taxpayers

Inaction on Climate Change: The Cost to Taxpayers When we examine the full costs of public programs that pay for disaster relief and recovery from extreme weather events—ad hoc disaster assistance appropriations, flood insurance, crop insurance, wildfire protection, and state run “residual market” insurance programs—we can begin to understand the price to U.S. …

WRI Digest: Lessons from Florida: How Local Adaptation Efforts Can Complement National Climate Action.

Lessons from Florida: How Local Adaptation Efforts Can Complement National Climate Action. Bill Richardson — WRI Board member, former governor of New Mexico and former Secretary of Energy — participated in a climate rally in Miami last week. In a Huffington Post blog , Richardson writes, “Florida is the most vulnerable U.S. state to …