By Hazel Henderson - Ethical Markets Media – November, 2014
Computer-driven financial markets on unregulated electronic exchanges programmed by algorithms now dominate Wall Street, along with high-frequency trading (HFT). The infamous “Flash Crash” in May 2010, driven by electronic trading, caused stocks in many 401Ks to suddenly fall to pennies and recover in split seconds. Small investors lost confidence, pulling some $70 billion out of stock markets.
By Guest Author - Mira Tekelova - Positive Money – December, 2011
Those involved in the debates around Green Economy are probably familiar with the topic of decoupling economic growth and environmental problems. A lot has been written about slowing down growth, steady state economics, and even degrowth. There are different views on the transition path but the issue is that there can’t be infinite growth in a finite world. What is not usually in focus, however, is the underlying reason which makes growth inevitable and necessary. Might it be that this underlying cause is the money and banking system?
By Hazel Henderson - Ethical Markets Media – October, 2011
It is the year 2020. We are looking back on a decade of initiatives that transformed our global economy. Efforts, ranging from global to local, sparked a momentum for a transition to an ethical, green economy.
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