Perspectives: Guns and Butter

“More perennial wisdom from our esteemed colleague Rinaldo Brutoco!  Read on! ~Hazel, Henderson, Editor“   Guns and Butter Stagflation or Taxes By Rinaldo S. Brutoco The following Perspectives column was published in the May 5, 2022 (online and printed) edition of the Montecito Journal as well as on the World Business Academy website. A macroeconomic argument circulating …

The heat goes on

“Global systems expert Joel Makower breaks new ground in this important analysis of the growing effects of heat and need for immediate action on mitigation efforts, as well as accelerating the global shift to renewable resources.  Makower provides scenarios for policy-makers and finance. ~Hazel Henderson, Editor“   The temperature is …

Ukraine, COVID and climate: the green economy response ?

“Ethical Markets, a founding member of this Green Economy Coalition links to this largest global coalition for transitioning from dependency on fossil and nuclear energy to the renewable, knowledge-richer renewables of the Solar Age, all now cheaper and more efficient, offering inclusionary and just sharing of all resources for our common planetary future. Read on: …

Stand-up economist: the show must go on

Hello economics comedy fans: In times of grief both public and personal—the pandemic, the war in Ukraine, the end-of-life for my 92-year-old godmother Betty—it can be hard to think about comedy… or for that matter about economics! But Betty always encouraged me to keep at it (“break a leg” was one …

[FossilFuelTreaty] Why Europe can’t break free from the gas lobby

PASCOE SABIDO 13th April 2022   Europe’s problem isn’t just dependence on Russian oil and gas. It’s dependence on fossil fuels, period. The invasion of Ukraine has exposed the European Union’s dependence on Russian oil and gas. Its imports are directly funding Vladimir Putin’s war efforts, to the tune of €20 billion in …

The Coming Global Financial Revolution

“Ethical Markets recommends this deeply-researched article “The Coming Global Financial Revolution”, in which our esteemed Advisory Board member,  Ellen H. Brown provides her view of  historical background of the past century of domination of global fossilized energy and monetary games in which they designed themselves winners. Both now fuel climate …

Overview of Impact Investing in Asia

  MATTHEW McGARVEY Impact investment and fund development specialist Leading Impact investment and social entrepreneurship initiatives in Asia for 20+ years 10+ years in organic and regenerative agriculture throughout Asia and US Led financing strategy for over 6GW+ of clean energy in Asia Former PwC Corporate Finance       …

Fuel’s paradise

  Why are climate-committed banks living in a fuel’s paradise? Joel Makower April 4, 2022 Frustration with the banking industry is gaining currency — in particular, the sector’s role in financing fossil fuels. A new report from a consortium of activist NGOs led by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) found that fossil-fuel financing …

the energy mix: opening a new era for the IEA

“Ethical Markets welcomes this IEA initiative and Dr. Fatih Birol’s re-appointment.  More still to do in EU and North America on greater efforts to reduce wasteful usage of fossil energy. We have all the technological tools to accelerate the shift to renewables.  Now let’s step up civic and democratic responsibilities to …

Is Denmark the new American dream?

“Denmark was one of the first nations to translate my “Politics of the Solar Age” (1981) and invite me to lecture in Copenhagen. I stayed in the home of the Mayor and her spouse, the Technology minister!!  Since then, so many visits and friends there!  In 1995, my book “The UN …