August 2013 Update of Current Issues on Employment in the US

US Employment Quality of Life Indicator in Context – a monthly analysis by Hazel Henderson Update: August, 2013 In July, total non-farm jobs increased by 162,000 while June’s jobs were revised down to 188,000.  May’s was revised from 195,000 to 176,000  This news from the private sector shows the recovery, even if …

Beyond GDP: Measuring and achieving global genuine progress

Ida Kubiszewski, Robert Costanza, Carol Franco, Philip Lawn, John Talberth, Tim Jackson, Camille Aylmer Ecological Economics 93 (2013) 57–68 While GPI is not the perfect economic welfare indicator, new research shows it is a far better approximation than GDP. Authors conclude that development policies need to shift to better account …

United Nations – Happiness: Towards a Holistic Approach to Development

  United Nations – Happiness: Towards a Holistic Approach to Development As reported by IISD, February 2013, the UN Secretary-General has released a note on “Happiness: towards a holistic approach to development <http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=3DA/67/697> ” (A/67/697). This report, dated 16 January 2013, gathers the views of Member States and international organizations …

New report reveals advantages of carbon tax above other taxes

We at Ethical Markets support fully these policy proposals, Hazel Henderson, Editor   A groundbreaking report contributed to by Green Budget Europe will be published tomorrow, highlighting the advantages of carbon-energy tax and pricing measures in comparison to indirect and direct taxation for employment and GDP growth. The report shows that, Euro for …

Public Sector Banks: From Black Sheep to Global Leaders

Public Sector Banks: From Black Sheep to Global Leaders Ellen Brown http://WebofDebt.com/articles March 7, 2012 Once the black sheep of high finance, government owned banks can reassure depositors about the safety of their savings and can help maintain a focus on productive investment in a world in which effective financial …

NEW REPORT: Greening the Economy–A strategy for growth, jobs and success.

A report from the Aldersgate Group Aldersgate Group call for action on green growth to create jobs and reduce the deficit UK is losing momentum to emerging economies in the green economy; Aldersgate Group report sets out a green growth strategy to reduce the budget deficit and create jobs; United …