Tag Archives: economy

Getting the market to tell the truth

Moving the global economy off its current decline-and-collapse path depends on reaching four goals: stabilizing climate, stabilizing population, eradicating poverty, and restoring the economy’s natural support systems. These goals–comprising what the Earth Policy Institute calls “Plan B” to save civilization–are mutually dependent. All are essential to feeding the world’s people. It is unlikely that we […] … learn more→

How much will it cost to save our economy’s foundation?

During the past two summers, Pakistan was hit with catastrophic floods. The record flooding in the late summer of 2010 was the most devastating natural disaster in Pakistan’s history. The media coverage reported torrential rains as the cause, but there is much more to the story. When Pakistan was created in 1947, some 30 percent […] … learn more→

Don\’t wait for the federal government to fix the economy – relocalize your money now!

…if we want to “change the world” we need to get serious about local money! … learn more→

Global economy expanded more slowly than expected in 2011

Eco-Economy Indicators are twelve trends that the Earth Policy Institute tracks to measure progress in building a sustainable economy. Given the way the world now does business, economic growth is a measure of the mounting pressure on the environment. The global economy grew 3.8 percent in 2011, a drop from 5.2 percent in 2010. Economists […] … learn more→

Banned Books Awareness: “The Fat Years”

To \”rush through the yellow light\” is a reference to a common practice for the more daring Chinese journalists who write about sensitive topics before state officials flash the red light of censorship. That’s what happened to “The Fat Years,” a dystopian thriller by Chan Koon-Chung, which is now officially banned by the Chinese government. […] … learn more→

Staying healthy through troubled times

Being let go from a job is difficult under any circumstances, but in today\’s economy, it can be even more stressful. Mental-health experts and people who have been through the job hunt themselves offer the following advice for maintaining your emotional and physical health during what can be a prolonged job search. Exercise regularly. Eat […] … learn more→

US economy muddles through the gray – odds of a new downturn more than 50%

Chances are high that the Unites States of America will lapse into yet another economic downturn during 2012-2013 as the economy has been facing a number of roadblocks that could possibly derail the already sluggish growth. The consensus among economists about the probability of the double-dip recession rose to 35% in November from 25% in […] … learn more→

New rules for branding on the job search

Advice about developing a personal brand is widely accepted because it is effective. But, in today’s economy, there are new rules for personal branding, especially on the job search. Traditionally, your personal brand is the absolute best of yourself. It is purposefully unique and encompasses the kind of problems you solve, the way that you […] … learn more→