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Valuing Information v. Money: How Silicon Valley Fell for Wall Street

Invasions into incumbent finance by the FINTECH 100, the some 5,000 blockchain-based Silicon Valley startups and cryptocurrencies continue accelerating due to global interconnectivity.  Good reasons why conventional traders and asset-allocators will need to pay close attention, starting with several books, including Don and Alex Tapscott’s Blockchain Revolution (2015). Today’s global terrain of change and transformation …

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Review Of Blockchain Revolution By Don And Alex Tapscott

Traces the emergence of blockchain as an instrument of trust. Highlights the importance of blockchain in financial markets. Details the challenges faced by blockchain technology. Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business and the World by Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott, Portfolio Penguin/Random House, 2016 This 348-page panoramic view shows how …

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Review Of PostCapitalism By Paul Mason And The Winning Of The Carbon War By Jeremy Leggett Review by Hazel Henderson

Summary Reviews PostCapitalism and the Winning of the Carbon War as they relate to sustainable investing in the face of global systemic change and paradigm shifts. Shows how social media, fintech and sustainability interact in the face of opposition from entrenched fossil-fueled industries. Reveals the players too often on both sides of promoting sustainability and …

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Book Reviews: ‘Throwing Rocks At The Google Bus,’ ‘Raw Deal’ By Hazel Henderson

Summary Review of Douglas Rushkoff’s assessment of IT in the economy in his book “Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus.” Review of Steven Hill’s assessment of IT in the economy in his book “Raw Deal.” Henderson analyzes the good and bad news from IT innovation as applies to investment managers. Throwing Rocks At The Google …

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Ben Bernanke and Milton Friedman Were Right: Helicopter Money or Qualitative Easing?

Ben Bernanke and Milton Friedman Were Right: Helicopter Money or Qualitative Easing? Blog Entry by Justmeans in Finance and SRI June 8, 2016 – 10:54am Wednesday, June 8, 2016 – 11:00am Guest blog by Hazel Henderson, Ethical Markets Media President Reagan’s famed economic adviser Milton Friedman often thought outside the economics box.  In 1969, Friedman …

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Book Reviews: ‘Makers And Takers,’ ‘Hidden Wealth Of Nations,’ And ‘Change For The Audacious’

Summary Review of ‘Makers and Takers’ by Rana Foroohar as applies to finance and connected to Zucman’s and Waddell’s work. Review of ‘Hidden Wealth of Nations’ by Gabriel Zucman as applies to finance and connected to Foroohar’s and Waddell’s work. Review of ‘Change for the Audacious’ by Steve Waddell as applies to finance and connected …

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REAL ECONOMIES AND THE ILLUSIONS OF ABSTRACTION

World Affairs: The Journal of International Issues, Vol. 15 No. 1 Winter Hazel Henderson © 2010 The yawning gap between the real world and the discipline and profession of economics has never been wider.  The ever-increasing abstractions in finance and its models based on “efficient markets” and “rational actors”: capital asset pricing, Value-at-Risk, Black-Scholes Options …

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US Information: the World’s New Currency Isn’t Scarce

Today, information technology innovations have created a global financial casino where as much as $4 trillion of “virtual securities” (derivatives of stocks, bonds, commodities, and currencies) are traded each day-creating new uncertainties such as raids on the dollar, sterling, and other major currencies, as we]I as scenarios of financial collapse. Worried central bankers and national …

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Reforming Money and Banking: Keys to Debt and Jubilee

In the face of economic instability, the last thing we need is austerity. We need to consider creative solutions—like Jubilee, public banking policies, and currency reform—that take into account the complexity of the environment, the nature of money itself, and the possibility for social innovation. The structural instabilities of laissez-faire, market-dominated societies became abundantly apparent …

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