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Marty Sullivan figured out how the world’s biggest companies avoided billions in taxes. Here’s how he wants to stop them. Marty Sullivan figured out how the world’s biggest companies avoided billions in taxes. Here’s how he wants to stop them. Marty Sullivan in the Arlington garage where he parses filings to figure out how multi-national corporations avoid taxes. (Photo by Matt McClain/ The Washington Post) It was a humbling experience for the chief executive of the world’s most valuable company.
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Emanuele Campiglio - Towards an Ecological Macroeconomics July 10, 2012 // By: Emanuele Campiglio A couple of weeks ago I attended the International conference on Ecological Economics, held in Rio de Janeiro just a few days before the Rio+20 UN Summit, where a few hundreds researchers have been presenting their work together with some high-level keynote speakers (Peter Victor, Mathis Wackernagel, William Rees, the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Ignacy Sachs and others). One of the most debated topics during sessions and informal discussions seemed to be the one nef has been intensively working on lately, that is Ecological Macroeconomics (otherwise termed Macroeconomics of sustainability). The aim of this line of research is to give sound macroeconomic foundations to ecological/environmental issues, and more in general to include sustainability (including financial sustainability) into the macro picture. Emanuele Campiglio - Towards an Ecological Macroeconomics
Rethinking Capitalism - Video
What's all the fuzz about money? What's all the fuzz about money? Chiang Mai, Thailand - In response to the 2008 global meltdown, there are really two arguments for what needs to happen next. One is fairly straightforward: We need to change the financial system through which money flows - though of course, the debate is on what precisely needs to be changed. But there is a more fundamental debate growing throughout the world of autonomous media and its productive publics: What if money itself needed to be changed? This is not a debate about the financial system per se, but actually an argument about the intrinsic "design" of money. But, isn't money just money?
Capitalism and the Common Good | Living Economies Forum By David Korten PDF Format Audio as produced and broadcast by Alternative Radio Inaugural Lecture, The Wayne Morse Center For Law And Politics 2011-2013 Inquiry on the theme “From Wall Street to Main Street: Capitalism and the Common Good,” University Of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, October 5, 2011 Capitalism and the Common Good | Living Economies Forum
Capitalism in crisis: In depth debate, commentary and analysis in an investigation from the Financial Times
'Perpetual Growth Myth' Leading World to Meltdown: Experts 'Perpetual Growth Myth' Leading World to Meltdown: Experts "The current system is broken," says Bob Watson, the UK’s chief scientific advisor on environmental issues and a winner of the prestigious Blue Planet prize in 2010. "It is driving humanity to a future that is 3-5°C warmer than our species has ever known, and is eliminating the ecology that we depend on for our health, wealth and senses of self." Smoke billows from burned trees. A collective of scientists and development thinkers have warned that civilisation faces an 'unprecedented emergency'. (Photograph: CRISTINA QUICKLER/AFP/Getty Images) "We cannot assume that technological fixes will come fast enough. Instead we need human solutions.
Svenska nationalekonomer måste lyssna på naturvetare - Artikel av Niclas Ihrén Svenska nationalekonomer måste lyssna på naturvetare - Artikel av Niclas Ihrén Niclas Ihrén är strategichef på konsultföretaget Respect, som arbetar med strategier för hållbar utveckling i samarbete med näringsliv, kommuner och myndigheter. Han är en av Sveriges mest anlitade rådgivare inom CSR-frågor. Han har forskarbakgrund inom hållbara energisystem och har också arbetat tillsammans med flera tankesmedjor kring hållbarhetsfrågor, bland annat Global Utmaning och Tällberg Foundation. I Dagens Industri (1/6) ger Finanspolitiska rådet svar på kritik från Naturvårdsverket kring behovet av att lyfta in miljöfrågor och klimatfrågor i deras analyser av långsiktiga effekter på svensk ekonomi.
Problemet är att miljörörelsen sitter och diskuterar klimatförändringar som inte finns. Det är bättre att diskutera utarmning och utrotning som finns. USA gör rätt i att inte betala kalaset. Det är klart att feststämningen sjunker när pengarna tryter. Miljörörelsen borde diskutera: Fiskarnas utrotning Människornas ohämmade tillväxt. Regnskogens utrotning Media lyssnar mer på ekonomer än på naturvetare - Artikel av Anders Wijkman Media lyssnar mer på ekonomer än på naturvetare - Artikel av Anders Wijkman
A prophet, says the Bible, is not without honor save in his own country. As the most prestigious economic dissenters of this era, Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman form a category of two: astonishingly prescient, widely read, and largely ignored by those in power. Both won Nobel Prizes for their early virtuoso technical economic work. Our Most Widely Ignored Public Intellectuals Our Most Widely Ignored Public Intellectuals
How Americans view wealth and inequality How Americans view wealth and inequality 20 August 2012Last updated at 00:19 ET Viewpoint by Dan Ariely Professor of behavioural economics, Duke University, USA Americans do not understand how wealth is distributed in their society There have been lots of questions and discussions recently about inequality and economists often argue about what is the right level of inequality to have in society. But Mike Norton, professor at Harvard Business School, and I decided to take a different path and we decided to ask people what inequality they would want. Now, there are lots of ways to ask this question and we used the philosopher John Rawls.
John Maynard Keynes predicted that technological unemployment would present problems for 21st century economies. Photograph: Corbis As people in the developed world wonder how their countries will return to full employment after the global recession, it might benefit us to take a look at a visionary essay that John Maynard Keynes wrote in 1930, called Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren (pdf). Keynes's General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money, published in 1936, equipped governments with the intellectual tools to counter the unemployment caused by slumps. In this earlier essay, however, Keynes distinguished between unemployment caused by temporary economic breakdowns and what he called "technological unemployment" – that is, "unemployment due to the discovery of means of economising the use of labour outrunning the pace at which we can find new uses for labour". Return to capitalism 'red in tooth and claw' spells economic madness | Robert Skidelsky | Business Return to capitalism 'red in tooth and claw' spells economic madness | Robert Skidelsky | Business
Tim Jackson: Prosperity Without Growth
Money creation

Green Economy

Circular economy

Alt currencies

Varför inte testa finansiell skatt? - Analys - E24 Svenska Riksgälden med sin generaldirektör Bo Lundgren har gått i spinn över EU-kommissonens förslag till skatt på finansiella transaktioner. Det var för övrigt detta förslag som fick Storbritannien att lägga in sitt veto och gå emot resten av EU under toppmötet i fredags. Storbritannien gjorde det för att försvara sin finansindustri och dess stat i staten, City of Londons intressen. Britterna menar att en transaktionsskatt skulle slå undan benen på Londons roll som ett av de viktigaste naven i den globala finansindustrin. Den tveksamhet som den svenska regeringen har visat för den ”totalradikala” EU-överenskommelsen bygger också på skepsis mot just införandet av denna skatt.
The Ingenesist Project — The Value Game – A New Class of Business Methods The potential for articulating smart contracts between local business entities using the Block Chain Protocol (BCP) is truly staggering. While the BCP may not be ready for general population and would be largely unnecessary within a corporation, certain contract types and certain business structures may offer an excellent environment for widespread development. Cooperative businesses (Co-ops) may be the “more able” organization structure to introduce smart contracts because of specialized governance that allows for the pre-sale of goods and services for the purpose of general financing. The pre-sale agreement may take the form of products, services, cash, or shares of future production. For the purpose of this discussion, let’s consider “shares” as a community commercial currency between co-ops.
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Seeking Sustainability: Creative Capitalism The environmental and economic crises make it abundantly clear that we need an alternative to business as usual. Here are two approaches to developing a more sustainable economy. The first explores the shortcomings of the free market and the second leverages the strengths of capitalism. Current economic approaches have failed to reverse environmental degradation. There are many reasons why we have thus far failed to address climate change. In addition to corporate influence and corruption, elements of capitalism have interfered with the creation of a sustainable economy.
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Tax and economic incentives

Occupy Wallstreet

Agenda for a New Economy: 2nd edition : YES! Magazine, Supporting you in building a just and sustainable world Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth David C. Korten Paperback, 2nd Edition, August 2010, 288 pages
Jeremy Rifkin - Can we prevent the end of the world in 50 years? (English, Dutch subs) - Part 1
Jeremy Rifkin's exclusive interview (2/3)
Jeremy Rifkin's exclusive interview (3/3)

Sustainable consumption


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