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 …

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 …

From Austerity to Abundance: Why I Am Running for California Treasurer

From Austerity to Abundance: Why I Am Running for California Treasurer Posted on January 15, 2014 by Ellen Brown Governor Jerry Brown and his staff are exchanging high-fives over balancing California’s budget, but the people on whose backs it was balanced are not rejoicing. The state’s high-wire act has been called “the ultimate …

Exciting News for both You and Jean Houston

This November is truly a time for celebration.   Meridian University has offered, and Jean has accepted, the honor of serving as Chancellor of Meridian University. Jean will bring to this position her extensive background with the United Nations, UNICEF, and her work with U.S. Presidents, governments, and individuals, nationally …

World First E-Waste Map Reveals National Volumes, International Flows

For release: 07:00 GMT Sunday December 15, 2013 The first “E-Waste World Map” has been created by UN organizations, industry, governments, non-government and science organizations through their “Solving the E-Waste Problem (StEP)” initiative. By 2017, world volumes of end-of-life e-products is expected to be 33% higher than 2012 and weigh the …

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 …

Citizens Convention on Reinventing Government and Changing Politics

Centre for Civil Society     The Heart and Soul of Australia Voice | Representation | Social Infrastructure    Putting citizens at the centre of power …   Citizens Convention on Reinventing Government and Changing Politics Melbourne 5-6 August 2013   With        Ken Coghill, Tim Smith, Monash University Accountability Round Table        …

Ethical Market Welcomes Joy Kelleher, LCSW to the Advisory Board

Joy Kelleher, LCSW Business Development Executive, Key Developmental Assets, LLC, United States and The Core Assets Group Ltd., UK Joy’s background is in psychology and social work. Joy graduated with a degree in Child and Adolescent Psychology from Towson State University and an MSW from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She …

James Robertson Newsletter No. 40 – March 2013

James Robertson Newsletter No. 40 – March 2013 The full Newsletter can also be viewed at www.jamesrobertson.com/newsletter.htm. 1. Introduction 2. A Leadership Vacuum 3. Understanding The Scale Of The Challenge We Face 4. The Practical Reforms 5. Progress: Money System Reform As A Whole 6. Pressures on Money Supply and …