JUSTICE is the first Harvard course to be made freely available online and on public television. Nearly a thousand students pack Harvard’s historic Sanders Theatre to hear Michael Sandel, “perhaps the most prominent college professor in America,” (Washington Post) talk about justice, equality, democracy, and citizenship.
The Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development http://www.thenaturalstep.org/sustainability/the-framework-for-strategic-sustainable-development/ Human society is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Earth environment. If our “parent company” destabilizes, our society and our economies go down with it. This is another way of expressing the funnel metaphor. Science has proven we are currently destabilizing our Earth environment, and this in turn is producing escalating… Read More
Figure 1 Schematic representation of the multiple factors influencing the trajectory of mental capital across the life course. Adapted from 19 and 20. AGING, MENTAL CAPITAL, AND WELL-BEING As populations age, it is increasingly important to understand the effects of global aging on the mental capital and well-being of older people. This has been the… Read More
Excerpt taken from: http://www.theburningplatform.com/2012/12/03/all-i-want-for-christmas-is-the-truth/ “Eyes blinded by the fog of things cannot see truth. Ears deafened by the din of things cannot hear truth. Brains bewildered by the whirl of things cannot think truth. Hearts deadened by the weight of things cannot feel truth. Throats choked by the dust of things cannot speak truth.” ― Harald… Read More
http://johnpilger.com/videos/the-war-on-democracy ‘The War On Democracy’ (2007) was John Pilger’s first for cinema. It explores the current and past relationship of Washington with Latin American countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile. Using archive footage sourced by Michael Moore’s archivist Carl Deal, the film shows how serial US intervention, overt and covert, has toppled a series… Read More
Published on Nov 4, 2014 “Princes of the Yen: Central Banks and the Transformation of the Economy” reveals how Japanese society was transformed to suit the agenda and desire of powerful interest groups, and how citizens were kept entirely in the dark about this.
Adopted from: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/lessons-we-can-learn-from-the-success-of-the-japanese-growth-system (You will find the PDF Presentation, audio and video at the above hyperlinked address and also below) PDF Presentation Richard Werner gives a presentation on conventional and inductive economics, deriving lessons from the growth of the Japanese economy. PROFESSOR RICHARD WERNER Professor Werner, DPhil (Oxon) has been Professor of International Banking at the… Read More
Adopted from: http://positivemoney.org/publications/#sms and http://positivemoney.org/our-proposals/ Our Proposals: Creating a Sovereign Monetary System (Report, 56 pages) This report presents a reform to the banking system that would remove the ability of banks to create money, in the form of bank deposits, when they make loans. It would transfer the ability to create new money exclusively to… Read More
https://www.pimco.com/insights/economic-and-market-commentary/global-central-bank-focus/the-shadow-banking-system-and-hyman-minskys-economic-journey The Shadow Banking System and Hyman Minskys Economic Journey | PIMCO “Hyman Minsky’s theory on the nature of financial instability proved unnervingly prescient in explaining the rise and fall of shadow banking.” BY PAUL A MCCULLEY MAY, 2009 This paper is the basis for a speech I’ll be giving in Tel Aviv in June,… Read More