Recession, Sustainability & Money: The Hidden Variable

kristy Reforming Global Finance, Articles by Hazel Henderson

We can avoid future recessions by shifting the money paradigm from greed to good. By Hazel Henderson Recession to Austerity To More Recession The recession imposed by the financial debacle of 2007-2009 still plagues the world. The deeper reason lies in the murky secrets of money-creation and how financial sleight-of-hand …

May Day Statement–Governments must act for a sustainable and equitable recovery

kristy Reforming Global Finance

Governments must act for a sustainable and equitable recovery It is more than five years since the financial crisis hit, followed rapidly by a larger economic crisis. This economic earthquake exposed the dangers of financialisation; of having the real economy subservient to finance; and of two decades of growing inequality. …

New State Bank Bills Address Credit and Housing Crises

kristy Reforming Global Finance, Community Development Solutions

New State Bank Bills Address Credit and Housing Crises Ellen Brown http://WebofDebt.com/articles February 26, 2012 Seventeen states have now introduced bills for state-owned banks, and others are in the works. Hawaii’s innovative state bank bill addresses the foreclosure mess. County-owned banks are being proposed that would tackle the housing crisis …

Development and Environment: The Nexus

kristy Green Prosperity, Sustainability News

Development and Environment: The Nexus by Brice Lalonde, Executive Coordinator, UN Conference for Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) Heading_towards Rio+20, governments and civil society must raise their eyes to assess the situation and prepare for commitments commensurate to the challenges. Extreme poverty and the degradation of the environment will be …

Economist Steve Keen on bankrupting banks and nationalising the financial system

kristy Reforming Global Finance

Economist Steve Keen on bankrupting banks and nationalising the financial system Interview on BBC World News Hardtalk, November 2011 http://youtu.be/SkesgECRXtM Steve Keen is Associate Professor of Economics & Finance at the University of Western Sydney and author of Debunking Economics. He also writes the blog Debtwatch. Keen predicted the current …

On the Eve of Rio+20, Countries Accelerating Plans for a Transition to a Green Economy

kristy Green Prosperity, Global Citizen

On the Eve of Rio+20, Countries Accelerating Plans for a Transition to a green economy Beijing, 16 November 2011 – A new UN report demonstrates that governments and businesses alike are taking steps to accelerate a global shift towards a low-carbon, resource-efficient and socially inclusive green future. From china to …

Cadmus Journal Issue 3

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Issue 3 strengthens the collaboration between the World Academy and the Club of Rome on areas of common concern with numerous contributions from members of both organizations. The principal aim of CADMUS is to generate new ideas and new proposals for addressing the world’s most pressing challenges and promising opportunities. …

New Tools for Investing in a Black Swan World

kristy SRI/ESG News

by Ellie Winninghoff, Financial Advisor Green, May 4, 2011 Hurricane Katrina, the mortgage meltdown, the BP Deepwater Horizon tragedy, uprisings in the Middle East, Fukushima–it’s hard not to notice a pattern of escalating risk. One not accounted for by the mere volatility in stock or bond prices that has come …

Keeping The State’s Money In The State: An Alternative Solution To The Budget Crisis

kristy Reforming Global Finance, Community Development Solutions

Ellen Brown March 26, 2011 www.webofdebt.com/articles Cut spending, raise taxes, sell off public assets – these are the unsatisfactory solutions being debated across the nation; but the budget crises now being suffered by nearly all the states did not arise from too much spending or too little taxation. They arose …