“Steering Our Powers of Persuasion Toward Our Human Future”

  © Hazel Henderson 2019 The 18th century enclosure of our planet’s common natural resources that fueled the rise of capitalism began in Britain and was described by Karl Polanyi in the Great Transformation (1946).   I explored in depth all the issues of human development and our positive opportunities for …

“MARKETS’ GROWING PROBLEM TWINS: ADVERTISING and TRADING“

©2019 Hazel Henderson Markets are ubiquitous in all human societies.  Since earliest times, when they were conducted using shells, wampum, cattle, or in rituals and potlatches, markets evolved using metal coins, silver and gold, then paper, government-issued fiat and now morphing into today’s crypto currencies.  Today, two familiar offspring of markets: advertising and trading have …

“STATISTICIANS OF THE WORLD UNITE”

For InterPress Service © Hazel Henderson, November 2003 Curitiba, Brasil Over 700 statisticians, policy wonks, government officials and business leaders convened here at the first ICONS conference on measuring sustainable progress, prosperity and quality-of-life.  Preceding this historic conference was a gathering of 600 business executives hosted by the leading business …

“SILICON VALLEY KARMA: FAITH IN ELECTRICITY”

© 2019 Hazel Henderson From the VC “masters of the universe” on Sand Hill Road and Y Combinator to the social media FAANG monopolists to the adolescent male libertarian bros with their internet startups — all share the fundamentalist faith in electricity.  Rarely did they question how their burgeoning digital …

Global Current Issues and Trends: June 2019

Total non-farm payroll employment increased in May by 75,000 while downward revisions in April and March were 75,000 less than reported earlier.  The US government shutdown in January caused the temporary layoffs of the 800,000 federal employees, contractors and service businesses affected by the shutdown.  The national unemployment rate remains at …

Global Current Issues and Trends: May 2019

Total non-farm payroll employment increased by 263,000 in April while the 196,000 in March was revised down to 189,000.  The US government shutdown affected the February report of only 33,000 was revised up to 56,000 new jobs after the temporary layoffs of the 800,000 federal employees, contractors and service businesses …

Book Review: JUMP- STARTING AMERICA

“How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream” By Jonathan Gruber and Simon Johnson PublicAffairs (2019) Hazel Henderson ©2019 In “JUMP-STARTING AMERICA”, co-authors Jonathan Gruber (father of Romneycare and Obamacare) and former IMF chief Economist Simon Johnson kick off the 2020 presidential campaign debate! Their book identifies …

Book Review: Cyber-War “What We Don’t, Can’t, and Do Know”

Cyber-War “What We Don’t, Can’t, and Do Know” “Have Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President” by Kathleen Hall Jamieson   Jamieson, pre-eminent media analyst of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania provides the clearest account so far of how the US 2016 presidential election …