The Mondragon cooperatives valued workers instead of shareholder value

kristy Community Development Solutions

The Success of Mondragon Cooperatives in Spain has been well documented over decades, and still worth reviewing, Editor The Mondragon cooperatives ? valued workers instead of shareholder value by merijnknibbe Economists often have a stunning lack of knowledge about the kaleidoscope of different kinds of companies which exist. The neo-liberal, …

Hundreds Temporarily Shutdown Access to Port of Long Beach

kristy Reforming Global Finance, Global Citizen, Wealth of Networks

Hundreds Temporarily Shutdown Access to Port of Long Beach Occupy Shuts Down Ports of Seattle, Portland, Oakland and Longview Economists Support Occupy Movement Say NO to the Use of the Military in the United States The Truth Hurts–And Heals An Open Letter from America’s Port Truck Drivers on Occupy the …

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 …

Living Well in a World of 7 Billion

kristy Trendspotting

Living Well in a World of 7 Billion Humanity has reached a new milestone as we hit 7 billion. Never before have there been 7 billion people on planet earth, all at the same time. As we welcome the 7th billion global inhabitant, we also acknowledge the challenges we will …

Senator Sanders Gathers Economists for Planned Federal Reserve Overhaul Bill

Ethical Markets Reforming Global Finance

Editor’s Note: Well, we guess you have to walk before you can run. It’s a start… Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) unveiled a dozen economists he has tapped to help draft a plan to overhaul the Federal Reserve he says is “riddled” with conflicts of interest, among other problems. … Read More …

Green Sectors Expanding into Trillions of Dollars

kristy Sustainability News, Articles by Hazel Henderson

Small and intermediate enterprises are joining large ones to boost Green Industry’s footprint By Rosalinda Sanquiche As part of the Green Economy series While mainstream media, economists and general opinion still designate the Green Economy as “emerging” and assume green investments are riskier or provide lower returns than other investments, …

New Science Paper: The Climate Change-Water-Infrastructure Nexus

Ethical Markets Reforming Global Finance, Earth Systems Science

A group of researchers with Conservation International and WWF have co-authored a paper in PLoS Biology focusing on the water-related threats and opportunities presented by climate change to the development and conservation communities. The authors suggest that the climate change impacts on long-lived water infrastructure for energy production, agriculture, transportation, …

ASBC on President Obama’s Jobs Package

Ethical Markets SRI/ESG News, Sustainability News

This week President Obama submitted his American Jobs Act to Congress.  According to a story in The Hill most economists from Moody’s Analytics to the Economic Policy Institute think that the plan, if passed, would add about 2 percent to GDP growth next year. Read more from American Sustainable Business Council…

Subject ‘Hot Money’ to Controls

Ethical Markets Reforming Global Finance

By Raul de Sagastizabal*     IDN-InDepth NewsViewpoint   MONTEVIDEO (IDN) – Hot money is the “purely speculative money,” which enters into an economy or an economic sector in order to earn a short-term and/or huge profit and leave quickly, as long as it finds more profit elsewhere. Hot money …