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Book Review: JUMP- STARTING AMERICA

“How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream” By Jonathan Gruber and Simon Johnson PublicAffairs (2019) Hazel Henderson ©2019 In “JUMP-STARTING AMERICA”, co-authors Jonathan Gruber (father of Romneycare and Obamacare) and former IMF chief Economist Simon Johnson kick off the 2020 presidential campaign debate! Their book identifies the policies that led to …

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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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TIME TO RE-BALANCE THE CORPORATE-FRIENDLY SUPREME COURT

By Rinaldo Brutoco and Hazel Henderson © 2016 The Passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, who for thirty years led the conservatives on the Supreme Court with a combination of brilliant legalisms in pursuit of an overtly politicized personal agenda, provides for a significant opportunity to re-balance the High Court. His quick mind and brilliant wit …

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Review of Dark Money by Jane Meyer

Doubleday, 2016 Jane Meyer’s courageous expose, Dark Money, of what Hillary Clinton described as the “vast right wing conspiracy” offers shocking evidence of how billionaire libertarian donors unleashed by the Supreme Court’s Citizen United decision in 2010, (upholding their movie attacking Hillary), have made even deeper inroads into politics. Author Meyer names all the names …

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Review Of Between Debt And The Devil

Summary A review of Between Debt and the Devil, by Adair Turner. The book looks beyond superficial issues concerning global debt to deeper causes. It points to the many researchers and organizations offering viable solutions. Between Debt and the Devil, by Adair Turner, Princeton University Press, 2015 Author Adair Turner, former Chair of the Financial …

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The Evolving Philanthropy Industry

by Hazel Henderson for CSRWire Talkback, January 22, 2016 Since the crises of 2008, the global financial system has shaken many societies, causing job losses, homelessness, sluggish economies, overhangs of unrepayable debt with central banks trying stimulative exercises to substitute for failing fiscal policies and political will.  Financial markets retreated into risk-averse, short-termism while needed …

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Want to Address Climate Change? We Need New Economic Models!

By Hazel Henderson for American Sustainable Business Council, asbcouncil.org, January 20, 2016 Robert Pollin, author of Greening the Global Economy and Joseph Romm of the Center for American Progress, author of Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know, are both influential in the USA but little known to global audiences.  Both argue that climate change …

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The Real Meaning of Growth in a Sustainable World. Interview to Hazel Henderson

“This is a time for action,” writes Peter Drucker in Knowledge Society. And “active” seems the right word to define the life of Hazel Henderson who, from starting the civic movement Citizens for Clean Air to tackle air pollution in New York City, developed into a futurist, sustainable development consultant and economic writer. In the …

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CSR Wire: Don’t Be Evil: What’s the Matter with Google?

    Don’t Be Evil: What’s the Matter with Google? Has Google lost its way? Why is the organization now funding regressive organizations fronting for the fossilized sectors and legacy incumbent interests holding back the green economy? What happened to the founders’ mission of catalyzing a whole-system transition from the fossil-fueled Industrial Era to the cleaner, …

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