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Why Black Market Entrepreneurs Matter to the World Economy | Magazine. Soon, two-thirds of the world's workers will be part of street economies, Neuwirth says.Photo: Jessica Dimmock Not many people think of shantytowns, illegal street vendors, and unlicensed roadside hawkers as major economic players. But according to journalist Robert Neuwirth, that’s exactly what they’ve become.

In his new book, Stealth of Nations: The Global Rise of the Informal Economy, Neuwirth points out that small, illegal, off-the-books businesses collectively account for trillions of dollars in commerce and employ fully half the world’s workers. Further, he says, these enterprises are critical sources of entrepreneurialism, innovation, and self-reliance. And the globe’s gray and black markets have grown during the international recession, adding jobs, increasing sales, and improving the lives of hundreds of millions. Wired: You refer to the untaxed, unlicensed, and unregulated economies of the world as System D. “There are the guys who sneak stuff out of the port. Neuwirth: Yeah. A Six-Step Extreme Makeover for the Economy - Umair Haque.

Why is this mysteriously reluctant so-called non-recovering recovery, at this point, as persistent as the proverbial psychotically obsessed ex from hell? I believe we stand on the cusp of a great turning point in human exchange: a quantum leap from opulence to eudaimonia. A shift from the pursuit of more, bigger, faster, cheaper, nastier, to the pursuit of lives lived meaningfully well. The catch is: we’re not taking it yet. And as long as we continue failing to make this transition, then this pretty much is the no-future future, for the simple reason that opulence is a bit like buying a broken down jalopy to embark on a quest across the Gobi: it’s cheap to buy, but in real terms, it probably costs too much, delivers too little, blows up too often, has an awfully bumpy ride, gets mired down in every little sand dune, and hence simply isn’t capable of getting you to where you want to go. 1. 2. 4. 5. 6.

This list is just a very incomplete scratchpad of ideas. Here’s the point. Three Possible Economic Models (Part 1) Time to strap on the Futurist Cap for some serious speculation. Although it's easy to think otherwise, the structure of the modern global economy is not terribly old, arguably dating back to the collapse of the gold standard in 1971, or the post-World War II "Bretton Woods" conference in 1944. Earlier versions of what we would nonetheless still call "capitalism" had very different degrees (and kinds) of government intervention, roles for labor and capital, even rules about currencies. Add to that the mention more extreme variants such as socialism and communism, corporatism (fascism), and the sundry experiments in anarchism, and you have quite a menagerie of all-but-extinct economic models.

Speaking as a social futurist, not an economist, the three emerging conditions that ride high on my list of potential breaking points for the modern economy are as follows: All exaggerations, to be sure, but indicative of where trends seem to be heading. Pro: This is what we all want, ultimately. Société de la connaissance : Surgissement d'un nouveau monde. Cet article a été publié il y a 3 ans 5 mois 11 jours, il est donc possible qu’il ne soit plus à jour. Les informations proposées sont donc peut-être expirées. Chose promise, chose due… Voici donc mon compte-rendu de lecture du livre de Marc Luyckx Ghisi : Surgissement d’un nouveau monde. Un livre découvert au hasard d’un lien et d’une vidéo de l’auteur présentant son ouvrage et les concepts qu’il développe. Il n’y ait pas question de logiciel libre ou d’open source bien que ces derniers soient cités. Qui est Marc Luyckx Ghisi ? Il est né en 1942 à Louvain en Belgique. Il a vécu et enseigné en Italie, Brésil, Etats-Unis, et à Bruxelles.

Vice Président de la “COTRUGLI Business School” à Zagreb, et Belgrade.Membre de l’“Auroville International Advisory Council” en Inde du Sud. Synoptique de l’ouvrage Après un prologue consacré à une vision de ce que pourraient être les années 2010 à 2050, suivent deux parties. Dans la seconde partie ces niveaux sont abordés dans l’ordre inverse : L’éducation. Twelve Patterns of the New Economy | Symbionomics: The Film. In the last twenty years, a wave of new tools has transformed the way we communicate.

Twentieth century media tools used the broadcast, or "one-to-many" form, but today, with the advent of social media, we can, for the first time, communicate on a large scale in a "many-to-many" pattern. This ease of communication has profoundly affected how the economy is organized. We will explore how tools like blogs, mobile devices and social media have transformed the way people live and work. These new forms of communication have enabled the geometry of some organizations to move from pyramidal to networked. As we have transformed into a networked culture, we have developed new ways of deriving value from our work.

As individuals and organizations have loosened control over their products, an entirely new form of production has emerged. With new modes of production come new incentives for participation and value creation. Meet the Movement for a New Economy by Gar Alperovitz. Meet the people and ideas on the cutting edge of the movement for a new economy. posted May 26, 2011 Editor's Note: When our friends at The Nation asked us to share this article with you, we were excited. We're big admirers of the author, Gar Alperovitz, a visionary thinker on economic possibilities and a former YES! Magazine board member. The idea that we need a “new economy”—that the entire economic system must be radically restructured if critical social and environmental goals are to be met—runs directly counter to the American creed that capitalism as we know it is the best, and only possible, option. The new economy movement seeks an economy that is increasingly green and socially responsible, and one that is based on rethinking the nature of ownership and the growth paradigm that guides conventional policies.

Democratizing Ownership For-profits have developed alternatives as well. New Economy, New Ways to Work Leading Thinkers and Organizations. Where Hunger Goes: On the Green Revolution. The term “Green Revolution” is now so firmly entrenched in the history and practice of development that it is easy to forget its haphazard origin. It was coined more as what today we would call an exercise in branding than as part of a good faith effort to soberly describe the agricultural transformation that took place first in Mexico and then in Asia—above all in the Philippines and on the Indian subcontinent—between the late 1940s and the late ’60s.

The term was the invention of the administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), William Gaud, who first used it publicly in a speech he delivered to the Society for International Development on March 8, 1968, at the Shoreham Hotel in Washington. The Green Revolution was not, he said, “a violent Red Revolution like that of the Soviets,” nor was it “a White Revolution like that of the Shah of Iran.” The Hungry WorldAmerica’s Cold War Battle Against Poverty in Asia. By Nick Cullather.Buy this book About the Author.

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