Re-Framing the Debate: It’s the (Steady State) Economy, Stupid

By Brian Czech   May I offer you a pet peeve to chew on? I’m willing to share one for our mutual displeasure. Here it is: Being told by academics and activists—nary a political expert among them—that “it doesn’t matter what you call it, as long as we’re all after …

Journal series reveals concerns, inaction at Facebook

“Ethical Markets highly recommends this issue of the Columbia Journalism Review and its coverage of the unacceptable impacts on societies of social media monopolies and their profit-focused, advertising-driven business models. Our coverage of these issues includes:  “Steering our Powers of Persuasion Toward Human Goals”;   “Let’s Train Humans Before We Train Machines“, “Steering Social …

TAPPING YOUR CLIMATE SUPERPOWER: #CALL4CLIMATENOW CAMPAIGN

  Walker, there is no path. The path is made by walking. -?Antonio Machado (1875-1939)?(from Reinventing Fire, Lovins & RMI, 2011)   OUR VISION Leveraging the power of the natural products industry to reverse climate change.   OUR MISSION We are concerned businesses from the natural products industry working collaboratively …

Does Facebook want to stop online hate?

“We at Ethical Markets propose 5 steps necessary now for “Steering Social Media Toward Sanity“ . ~Hazel Henderson, Editor“   Think Trump was banned from Facebook? We’ve found a Facebook ad loophole that allows Trump and his Super PAC to dodge the rules and continue posting dangerous messages. Tell Facebook to enforce its …

NYTimes Opinion Today: Can Silicon Valley find God? for OTA!

“Ethical Markets highly recommends this Opinion from the New York Times by Linda Kinstler, raising all the deep important questions I raised in “Time to Rethink our Technological Choices“ .  More reasons why OTA needs to be rebooted! ~Hazel Henderson, Editor“   Artificial Intelligence promises to remake the world. These believers are fighting …

Living By the Golden Rule – Period. Interview with Hazel Henderson

    We sit down with Hazel Henderson, a world-renowned Futurist, Activist, Producer, Founder and an economic Iconoclast. We follow Hazel from her upbringing in Bristol, England with a Naturalist mother and a Corporate executive father. She left England as a young woman and soon started her working career in …

Facebook launches Bulletin, its Substack challenger

“Thanks to CJR, we see yet another effort by Facebook to compete with Substack and capture new users by offering a “free” service! Let’s hear from Tristan Harris and Roger MacAfree on this! ~Hazel Henderson, Editor“     Facebook launches Bulletin, its Substack challenger By Mathew Ingram Three months ago, Facebook announced that …

Facebook’s ethical failures are not accidental; they are part of the business model

“Ethical Markets highly recommends this critique of Facebook’s business model, much in line with our own “Steering Social Media Toward Sanity“ and unpacking the “polarization” Facebook causes, compared with  Frances Moore Lappe’s the ten basic issues which 70-80% of Americans agree on!!  Must reading! ~Hazel Henderson, Editor“ By Dave Lauer …

Tristan Harris Testimony in Washington

“We at Ethical markets Media fully support Tristan Harris and the Center for Humane Technology and offer our own 5 steps for immediate reforms of social media giants  in our “Steering Social Media Toward Sanity“ , www.ethicalmarkets.com.  We also support the re-funding of the US Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) on which I served as …

What should we do about the algorithmic amplification of disinformation?

“Ethical Markets recommends this round-up of articles by the Columbia Journalism Review on the need to address the weaponizing of algorithms on social media platforms, to addict users though “engagement” and “recommendation”, which work to rapidly circulate falsehoods, conspiracy theories, death threats, hate speech — all to drive profits in …