Stuart Umpleby: The Triple Bottom Line & Current Challenges

The triple bottom line — people, profits, planet — is a recent business concept.  See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_bottom_line. We are now facing major issues on all three: 1.  People.  The safety of people is threatened by a)  vulnerable cyber infrastructure.  See the National Geographic video American Blackout; and b) inequality leading to lower standards of living for …

SchwartzReport: Market Basket — Board Fires Progressive CEO, Boomers Go on Strike to Reinstate — Mutuality Economics from the Bottom-Up

This is a lovely story of how capitalism could be run. It illustrates very clearly the difference between the vampire capitalism that dominates our economy, and the compassionate capitalism we could have. Market Basket: The Return of Boomer Activism LAUREN STILLER RIKLEEN – Forbes Workers at the Market Basket supermarket chain just successfully undertook a …

Alessandro Politi: Need for Euro to Default As a Group, Nail the Banks and Restore Integrity of Global Economy (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

Phi Beta Iota:  This brilliant analysis cuts deeply to two core points: that a tiny handful of banks have been controlling 90% of the debt and manipulating the destruction of economies — shorting the Euro as well as the US dollar — and that governments have not been acting together.  He neglects two fundamentals: the …

Journal: Weak Signals–Triple Crash?

Phi Beta Iota: Reprinted in full to allow emphasis and easier reading.  Original source at logo, “as is.”  Recommended by our physical gold colleagues. ______________________________________ Several financial events this week indicate something big is about to happen, something that may make the 2008 credit crisis seem rather benign.  First, the IMF announced that it is …

2016 Robert Steele: Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE) – Creating the Academy, Economy, Government, and Society of the Future

Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE): Creating the Academy, Economy, Government, and Society of the Future Robert Steele ABSTRACT I have decided to focus on the possibilities of integrating True Cost Economics, Holistic Analytics, and Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE). This concept is human-centric, rooted in advanced digital information management including new concepts for embedded intelligence …

Eagle: If McDonald’s Paid a Living Wage…..AND Served Healthy Food?

How Much Would A Big Mac Cost If McDonald’s Workers Were Paid $15 Per Hour? The plight of McDonald’s minimum-wage workersmade headlines earlier this month when the burger chain published a much-maligned sample monthly budget, purportedly aimed at helping its staffers save money. In recent days, armchair prognosticators have taken their concerns to the internet, …

SchwartzReport: Brain Imaging Reveals Specific Thoughts — Robotics and 3D Printing Startle China — Other than Eugenics Club, No One Thinking About Future of Humanity

This is both exciting and wonderful, it could be of enormous significance in medicine, and in near death experience research to cite just two areas. It could also be deeply alarming, because the shadow of this research is the thought police. You wouldn’t be safe even inside your own head. Once again science and technology …

Open Power: Democracy Lost & Found Essay, Book Review Blurbs and Links [Updated 3 MAR 2015]

NEW: Kindle Book Open Power ($2.99) OLD: Core Documents for Both Initiatives (Free) OLD: the foundation book The Open Source Everything Manifesto ROBERT STEELE: There are two schools of thought on effecting political (and hence economic and social) reform. One school is the school of love — this school emphasizes trust building and doing no …

INTELLIGENCE with INTEGRITY: Chapter 5 Systems Thinking & True Cost Economics

DRAFT 1 OF 15 Chapter 5: Systems Thinking & True Cost Economics Funded by Mark Palermo, Inc. A.  Thinking & the Truth. 76 B.  Systems Thinking. 77 1.  Overview.. 77 2.  Time & Space in Systems Thinking. 78 3.  Creating & Using a Provisional Model 79 4.  Understanding Risk. 79 5.  Acts of Man: Failures …

Tom Atlee: Participatory Wisdom & Sustainability

Qualities of folly and wisdom – with factors that support each aspect of participatory wisdom A. Fairness vs. bias 1. Folly comes from narrow-mindedness, bias, partisanship 2. Wisdom depends on open-mindedness, equity, objectivity 3. Factors supporting this aspect of participatory wisdom include balanced information; attention to “broad benefit” and “general welfare”; balance of power; neutral …

Michel Bauwens: The Emerging Fourth Sector

Richly deserving of careful attention. The Emerging Fourth Sector The Three Traditional Sectors Businesses create and distribute goods and services that enhance our quality of life, promote growth, and generate prosperity. They spur innovation, reward entrepreneurial effort, provide a return on investment and constantly improve their performance responding to market feedbacks. They draw on the …

Yoda: Big Data Tough Love, Everyone Fails

The Three Things You Need to Know About Big Data, Right Now Patrick Tucker World Future Society  March 11, 2012 Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies Okay. You got me. I can’t really tell you everything you need to know about big data. The one thing I discovered last week – as I joined more …

Review: Sacred Economics – Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition

Charles Eisenstein Beyond 5 Stars, an Integrative Pioneering Work,August 13, 2011 Sacred Economics is the second book in the new Evolver Editions imprint, following Jose Arguelles Manifesto for the Noosphere. Other books in the first season include What Comes After Money, The Secret Tradition of the Soul, The Four Global Truths, The Electric Jesus, Star …