A closer look at the US drop in poverty

The COVID-19 pandemic has rattled and rejiggered every aspect of the U.S. economy over the past year and a half. Millions of low-income Americans lost their jobs during the lockdowns, ensuring upheaval, and yet early estimates indicate that fewer Americans were living in poverty in 2020 than a year earlier. …

The $26 an Hour Minimum Wage

from Dean Baker That may sound pretty crazy, but that’s roughly what the minimum wage in the United States would be today if it had kept pace with productivity growth since its value peaked in 1968. And, having the minimum wage track productivity growth is not a crazy idea. The national …

Philip Kotler: Does Marketing Need Curtailment for the Sake of Sustainability?

“Ethical Markets agrees with marketing guru, Phillip Kotler. See my “Markets’ Problem Twins:  Advertising and Trading“, on www.ethicalmarkets.com and in KOSMOS www.kosmos.com   UPDATE “Does Marketing Need Curtailment for the Sake of Sustainability?” – Philip Kotler Marketing, a subject that I dearly love, needs to be reformulated in terms of its purpose and constraints. …

Countdown to COP26: Banking on Climate Action

  First in a new series exploring climate finance policies ahead of COP26! Pt. 1 – Central Banks The powerful toolkit of the central bank, lying beyond the often-lethargic legislative process, is increasingly being recognised as a key agent in affecting climate action. And this action is swiftly needed. As COP26 looms …

What If Money Itself Is the Problem?

“Ethical Markets highly recommends this article by Oscar Perry Abelo in Yes magazine, which helps expand all the efforts we have made to illuminate the politics of money-creation and credit allocation, in our TV Special “THE MONEY FIX“ uplinked to PBS station in the USA in the past ten years, as …

It’s Arrived: Our ‘Uh-Oh’ Moment on Climate Change

The jury (aka the IPCC) came back this week, and there’s no more denying it — everyone must do their part to help us avoid catastrophic climate change, and the time is now. Thankfully, our feeds remain full of companies working to do just that, in a variety of areas — including cutting ecommerce return waste, …

SDG Update – 11 August 2021

Raising Ambition for Climate Action   IPCC Assessment of Climate Change Science Finds Many Changes are Irreversible The report finds that global surface temperature will continue to increase until at least 2050 and changes such as those in the ocean, ice sheets, and global sea level are irreversible. Read   Indonesia’s …

NEW REPORT: Rethinking Climate

“Ethical Markets highly recommends this well-researched, innovative report on more systemic approaches to the climate crises. Researchers Adam Dorr and Tony Seba are highly ethical, ecologically-aware systems thinkers, going beyond the obsolete price-derived GDP and all macroeconomic indicators which cannot embrace the real world changes now occurring as evolutionary jumps which biologists …

Price of Climate

“Ethical Markets is proud to partner with FINTECH-TV and help spread its important news and perspectives on facing our global climate crises and presenting all the solutions available, which we present in our Green Transition Scoreboard® research at www.ethicalmarkets.com. ~Hazel Henderson, Editor“   FINTECH.TV Announces New Series: Price of Climate, …