Health and Social Services Mutuals and Cooperatives

Newsletter – September 24, 2014 Health and Social Services Mutuals and Cooperatives En route to innovation! On October 9 Jean-Pierre Girard, Expert Advisor at Productions LPS, will unveil a brand-new global report on the health and social services industry. Today he has agreed to share a handful of examples of …

How Measuring The Economy Differently Could Increase Gender Equality

Every three months, the government takes the temperature of the economy by releasing Gross Domestic Product, or GDP, figures. GDP goes up: the economy is supposedly healthy. GDP goes down: there’s a bug (or an all-out contagion, as during the Great Recession). But GDP — which adds up the value …

Better Markets: Wall Street’s too-big-to-fail banks

Why do almost all companies finance themselves mostly with equity, but Wall Street’s too-big-to-fail banks finance themselves almost 100 percent with borrowed money (debt), making them very unstable and at high risk of failure even if they only have tiny losses?  Because those handful of gigantic banks (only 9 banks in the …

BIOMIMICRY, Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M. Benyus

  Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature Review by Alan F Kay  Biomimicry by Janine Benyus deals with the clear and fascinating, yet little understood and vast, reality of the processes of life and living beings. The book summarizes these ideas this way: Virtually all living creatures: plants, animals, microbes, etc., …

Good News for Alternative Energy Investors

Have electric cars lost their spark? Has the sun set on solar? It’s not easy being green. By the look of so many hyperbolic and overused mainstream media headlines these days, you’d likely come to the conclusion that the days of alternative energy integration are over. Quite frankly, nothing could …

Business Regulation and Non-State Actors: Whose standards? Whose development?

Business Regulation and Non-State Actors: Whose standards? Whose development? Edited by Darryl Reed, Peter Utting and Ananya Mukherjee-Reed Routledge Studies in Development Economics, January 2012 Hardback: 978-0-415-59311-3 e-Book: 978-0-203-12692-9, 346 pages, Routledge, United Kingdom/United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Switzerland This volume assesses the achievements and limitations of …

New Technologies For Educational Practice

NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE Dates: February 20-March 16, 2012 Location: Online course Conducted by: The Institute for Technology and Social Change Course fees: $295 (regularly $495 / $200 discount to NPA students) NPA Certificate Points: 2 certificate points / 1.4CEUs In the last decade a number of new technologies …

Does The U.S. Really Have A Fiscal Crisis?

A publication from Baseline Scenario Does The U.S. Really Have A Fiscal Crisis? Posted: 24 Feb 2011 05:09 AM PST By Simon Johnson The United States faces some serious medium-term fiscal issues, but by any standard measure it does not face an immediate fiscal crisis. Overindebted countries typically have a …