“THE PROMISE & PERILS OF MEDIOCRACIES“

By Hazel Henderson   ©2020 Hazel Henderson We humans have evolved a new form of governance beyond our machine age democracies: toward radical still unruly participatory mediocracies in our Information Age, as I first described in 1964 and in “Mediocracies and Their Attention Economies“. The early promise of television foreseen by Canadian …

The Politics of Production: Mining in the Crosshairs

Published by Wall Street International Magazine 4 OCTOBER 2020, HAZEL HENDERSON Mining the Earth We humans, having populated every part of Earth’s surface and visited the Moon, now are perched atop the planet’s food chain. We are learning from this perilous position but hastening the extinction of all other species …

“PANDEMIC PRIORITY: DAILY FREE TESTS FOR ALL!”

By Hazel Henderson ©Hazel Henderson   Revelations on the abject failure of the USA of the Trump administration, including the verbatim tapes of Robert Woodward‘s interviews in “RAGE” (2020), show the necessity for coordinated government policy, leadership and collective action. In the global spread of Covid-19, those countries with these …

“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 …

“CASTE: The Origins of Our Discontent“

Book Review “CASTE: The Origins of Our Discontent“, by Isabel Wilkerson, Random House, NY, 2020 by Hazel Henderson ©2020 Hazel Henderson The ultimate testimony to a writer’s art is in creating a book breaking new ground, deeply-researched and voluminously-documented, which also finds deep resonance in the reader’s heart.  Author, sociologist Isabel …

“STEERING SOCIETIES BEYOND GDP to SDGs”: By Hazel Henderson

©2020 Hazel Henderson The simmering debate has now exploded about whether GDP the ubiquitous index, is a correct measure of overall progress, but still used by governments, financial markets, mass media, companies, and everyone else. Our Ethical Markets global ”Beyond GDP“ surveys with GlobeScan conducted since 2007, still find an average …

Book Review: “China the Bubble That Never Pops & The Future of Humanity”

Book Reviews “China the Bubble That Never Pops” by Thomas Orlik, Oxford University Press (2020) “The Future of Humanity: Global Civilization and China’s Rejuvenation” by Zhouying JIN, Intellect Ltd (2019)  © Hazel Henderson 2020 Author of “China: The Bubble That Never Pops” (2020), Thomas Orlik, as Bloomberg’s Chief Asia Economist …

Book Review “RIGGED” by David Shimer

Book Review “RIGGED” by David Shimer Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2020 © Hazel Henderson 2020 “Author David Shimer exhaustive research into all the implications of Russia’s covert influences on the American electorate makes “Rigged: America, Russia, and One Hundred Years of Covert Electoral Interference” a must reading!  Especially, now, …

“LESSONS LOOKING BACK FROM 2050” By Hazel Henderson

©2020 Henderson As we move into the second half of our twenty-first century, we can finally make sense of the origin and impact of the coronavirus that struck the world back in 2020 from an evolutionary systemic perspective. Today, in 2050, looking back on the past 40 turbulent years on our …