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REVIEW: THE FUTURE: SIX DRIVERS OF GLOBAL CHANGE by Al Gore, Random House, NY, 2013

REVIEW: THE FUTURE: SIX DRIVERS OF GLOBAL CHANGE by Al Gore, Random House, NY, 2013 THE FUTURE: SIX DRIVERS OF GLOBAL CHANGE by Al Gore, Random House, NY, 2013 Review by Hazel Henderson  © 2013 ?Author Al Gore, former US Vice President turned venture capitalist and media executive, would have become US President but for some …

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TRANSFORMING FINANCE STILL TOP PRIORITY

By Hazel Henderson © 2013, first published on CSRWire Feb. 8, 2013 Despite incremental reforms: the Dodd-Frank Act in the USA, Basel III and the 0.1% financial transaction tax now approved by EU finance ministers, the global financial casino is still playing.  Financial lobbying still seeks to block or weaken reforms and floods of money distorting democratic politics, …

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Hazel Henderson: There is 21st Century Abundance Hiding in 19th Century Scarcity Politics

“We live in a world of abundance,” says Hazel Henderson, D.Sc.Hon., FRSA, president of Ethical Markets Media.  As a futurist and evolutionary economist, Henderson used her insight to write Creating Alternative Futures: The End of Economics and Politics of the Solar Age.  She is also author of the award-winning Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy.  She leads theTransforming Finance initiative, created …

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Rethinking Scale: From Quantitative to Qualitative Growth.We need to downsize destructive growth and scale up restorative growth in our economies.

By Hazel Henderson UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon proclaimed the new international goal of happiness on March 20, 2013, following yearlong research on redefining economic criteria for human development, launched in April 2012. The long-sought goal of the Industrial Revolution was to expand inventions, scaling up technologies to increase their efficiency and productivity. This goal …

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Book Review: Uncivil Liberties by Georgia Kelly

Foreword to UNCIVIL LIBERTIESBy Hazel Henderson, October 2012 UNCIVIL LIBERTIES, edited by Georgia Kelly, Praxis Institute, 2013 I welcome UNCIVIL LIBERTIES as a sobering wake-up call to my beloved adopted country,the USA and its people. We are, I believe, in the midst of a whole-system global transition fromthe past 300 years of fossil-fueled industrialism and …

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Review of Making Things Work and Makers: The New Industrial Revolution

Review of Making Things Work and Makers: The New Industrial Revolution Making Things Work: Solving Complex Problems In A Complex World by Yaneer Bar-Yam, NECSI Knowledge Press, Cambridge, MA 2004 Makers: The New Industrial Revolution by Chris Anderson, Crown Business, NY, 2012 Review by Hazel Henderson   These two books, Making Things Work and Makers, …

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Measuring the Sustainability of Business: From Economism To Earth Systems Science

By Hazel Henderson When US astronaut Dr. Sally Ride returned from her space trip in 1983, she exclaimed that NASA should have a Mission To Planet Earth! This led to NASA’s “Earth”, an ongoing program of research into how our planet functions based on Earth Systems Science. I was a science policy wonk in Washington, D.C. …

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MAPPING THE TRANSITION TO SUSTAINABILITY

MAPPING THE  TRANSITION TO SUSTAINABILITY By Hazel Henderson © 2013  for CSRWire Appeared on CSRWire July 1, 2013 as “Challenging Traditional Finance: Mapping the Transition to Sustainability” http://bit.ly/finsust A whole-system global transition is underway and accelerating as human activities encounter planetary boundaries.  Globalization of our technologies of transportation and communication are unleashing disruptive business models while …

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New GDP Accounting Makes a Difference Locally

The narrow ”economism” shown by critics of the Picasso Exhibit running its last week in St. Augustine, Florida, is a hangover from obsolete economic textbooks still unable to record “intangibles,” those valuable services which today make up some 70% of advanced economies and services sector companies’ balance sheets.  These old textbooks are based on only …

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