Articles by Hazel Henderson

Updating Fossilized Asset-Allocation Classes, November 2008

November 2008 Most equity markets, security analysts and asset managers – all amplified by media – have missed what I have termed the SUSTAINABILITY SECTOR for the past 25 years. This is due to their obsolete asset-allocation models and because today markets everywhere are driven by media. All this serves to amplify these errors in …

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Come Clean, Larry Summers, About Your Role in the Credit Default Swap Mess!, November 2008

by Hazel Henderson, November 2008 Dear Larry, now that you have been appointed as President-elect Obama’s economic supremo, we need you to explain why you enabled the unregulated CDS market to balloon to some $60 trillion! Mr. Obama said at his news conference November 25th about his incoming administration that “When we make mistakes, we …

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And We All Thought That Banks Had Money! October 2008

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Chicago Boys’ Curse Comes Home to Wall Street, September 2008

by Hazel Henderson, September 2008 The famous school of economics at the University of Chicago led by the late Milton Friedman spread its market fundamentalism worldwide. Greed, selfishness, individualism and short-termism were conflated with freedom and democracy and elevated to the status of moral philosophy. The fatal flaws of this ideology fueled the reckless risk-taking, …

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Alternative Trickle-up Plans Beyond Paulson, September 2008

by Hazel Henderson, September 2008 On balance, it may be a good thing that Paulson’s $700 billion TARP plan was voted down. Prospects of a rich pot of tax dollars to bail out bad mortgages may actually have slowed banks’ necessary process of de-leveraging. New proposals that can and should now be implemented immediately include: …

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Hazel Henderson Responds to Businessweek on CalPRS and CalSTRS, August 2008

by Hazel Henderson, Christopher Palmeri wrongly blames “socially responsible investing” for CalPERS and CalSTRS avoiding companies selling tobacco and those doing business in repressive regimes (Business Week, August 11, 2008, p. 54). Claiming that CalPERS “left $400 million on the table” by screening out investment in China, Colombia and other countries, and that CalSTRS forfeited …

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A Closer Look at Oil Speculators, July 2008

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Nervous Investors Searching for New Asset Classes, July 2008

by Hazel Henderson, President Ethical Markets Media, USA www.EthicalMarkets.com We all know the story of the tulip mania, a favorite but short-lived asset of Europeans in the 1700s. Gold has always been a favorite safe haven in spite of its volatility and recent efforts of central banks to devalue the yellow metal by leasing it …

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Changing Games in the Global Casino, June 2008

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