Funding the US government and avoiding the fiscal cliff

By Dr Shann Turnbull, Co-founding Member of the Sustainable Money Working Group, Ethical Markets Advisory Board Member, October 2013 The US government could fund both its operations and avoid the fiscal cliff by introducing a self-liquidating and self-financing negative interest rate complementary currency. The US Treasury could issue say one trillion …

The Resilience Imperative: Cooperative Transitions to a Steady-state Economy

 by Michael Lewis & Patrick Conaty, New Society Publishers, 2012, ISBN: 9780865717077      Review by Shann Turnbull, EMM Advisory Board member and source of some of the ideas cited in the book. The Resilience Imperative is a must read for both leaders and followers seeking survival of society. The book …

What Defines Capitalism?

We are pleased to publish this thoughtful and foundational article by a distinguished member of our Ethical Markets Advisory Board, Shann Turnbull, Sydney, Australia, Hazel Henderson, Editor What is Capitalism? Many people consider that capitalism is defined by the existence of markets. But markets exist in primitive, feudal, fascist and …

Achieving Environmentally Sustainable Prosperity

Shann Turnbull International Institute for Self-Governance February 24, 2011 Abstract: The contribution of this paper is to explain how to achieve a universally prosperous environmentally sustainable global society. This objective is incompatible with traditional economic policies dependent on environmentally exploitive growth in the population and/or full employment to generate prosperity. …