Yoda: Design Thinking Meets True Cost Economics — Change Type Font, Save $370 Million

Font of Knowledge: Teenager Finds Typeface Switch Could Save US Government $370m A high school student from Pittsburgh has discovered a simple but innovative method that could save the US government approximately $370 million (£222m) a year in printing ink costs: Change the typeface it uses. Fourteen-year-old Suvir Mirchandani began his investigation into which typefaces …

Mini-Me: Growing Evidence That Autism Is Linked to Pollution – True Cost Economics Could Be On Verge of a Break-Out

Growing Evidence That Autism Is Linked to Pollution A new study offers strong evidence that environmental toxins play a role in the disorder Several studies have shown a link between air pollution and autism, but a new study published in the journal PLOS Computational Biology is one of the largest to put the two together. …

Jean Lievens: Michael Porter on Businesses Solving Problems, Profit as Sign of Sustainable Solution — Never Mind the Details (e.g. True Cost Economics)

Michael Porter: Why business can be good at solving social problems Robert Jones It appears that Michael Porter is having an attack of conscience after recognizing the results of his life’s work. “Where are all the resources?” he asks, and then answers, “In business.” Well, ummm…DUHHH! It took him his whole career to figure this …

Eagle: Local Resilience: Software Defined Supply Chain + True Cost Economics?

Today’s complex global supply chains are poised to be dismantled Thanks to the growth of 3D printing, intelligent robots, and open-source hardware, tomorrow’s supply chains will be faster, smaller, cheaper, and local. Nothing exemplifies the exceptional power and scale of today’s highest performing supply chains than the simple phrase: designed in California, assembled In China. …

John Robb: The Future of Food — Total Transparency & The Beginning of True Cost Economics

Here’s How to Build a More Resilient Food System… By John Robb Want to get a glimpse of the future of food? This is the page from Gulf Wild program. When you buy a fish that has a Gulf Wild ID number on it, you can find out everything about it. Simply enter this ID …

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 …

Michel Bauwens: Sustainable Societies, True Cost Economics, and Appropriate Governance

“The “Principled Societies” concept outlined in the book Creating Sustainable Societies is a blueprint for sustainable financial, economic, and governance systems, intended for local implementation. The book starts by pinpointing the central problems within our financial, economic, and governance systems that have lead to high unemployment, massive debt, environmental degradation, mistrust of Congress and big …

SmartPlanet: Conflict-Free Supply Chains – Tracing, Auditing, Certification – Solid Advance in True Cost Economics

The top firms that champion conflict-free supply chains Intel, HP, and Apple have received top marks for their efforts to eradicate conflict minerals from supply chains in a new report published by the Enough Project. The anti-genocide nonprofit organization’s report, dubbed “Taking Conflict Out of Consumer Gadgets” (.pdf), researched how leading technology developers and manufacturers …

Reflections on Data as the New Oil BUT No One Is Serious About Holistic Analytics, True Cost Economics, Machine or Man-Machine Translation, or M4IS2

It is fashionable now to talk about data as the new oil (or dirt), and to proclaim breathlessly that the ever-increasing masses of data allow for ever more wonderous things to be done including my personal favorite, situational awareness. However, no one is yet serious about holistic analytics (which also implies a holistic collection management …

Robert Steele: True Cost Economics Combined with Monitoring Outputs and Outcomes

True Cost Economics has been around for a while–Dr. Herman Daly of the University of Maryland merits much of the credit–but it now seems to be catching on. Not quite catching on, but being discussed by individuals who already appreciate the urgency of teaching and researching true cost economics, is the need to switch from …

Berto Jongman: #ConflictFree $201 Billion in Consumer Economics Full of Conflict Minerals [and Oblivious of #TrueCost]

A possible model for true cost economics movement. What’s in your technology may shock you… Your daily life requires vital minerals that may originate in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and other countries. Tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold are referred to as conflict minerals. EXTRACT

Philip Roscoe: YouTube (21:46) True Cost of Economics – Is Economics a [Very Immature Dangerous] Way of Thinking?

The True Cost of Economics Leading management thinker Philip Roscoe argues that economics is not a science, it’s a way of thinking – one that, over the course of the 20th century, has come to dominate the decision-making of both individuals and governments. Every day we make choices – where to live, what to eat, …

Reform Coalition: “True Cost” Economics & Genuine Progress + True Cost RECAP

Definition of ‘True Cost Economics’ An economic model that seeks to include the cost of negative externalities into the pricing of goods and services. Supporters of this type of economic system feel products and activities that direct or indirectly cause harmful consequences to living beings and/or the environment should be accordingly taxed to reflect the somewhat hidden costs.

Mongoose: Could Modern Science Hit Unethical Companies Hard? Can a Public Demand for the Truth at Any Cost Stop 5G?

Modern Science Could Hit Unethical Companies Where It Hurts The underhanded tactics Monsanto and other chemicals makers use to hide the dangers in products like Roundup are perfectly legal. But it’s getting harder to keep the mounting evidence secret. Phi Beta Iota: Worth a look but hypocritical in that academia and media have been happy to be …