The world is flat (lined)

According to Thomas Friedman, we need a green revolution. And we will get one, by necessity and the need for local resilience in the face of the global wave of multiple defaults.

Another green revolution is underway – a green (money) revolution, but perhaps not as we planned or designed. Allow me to post the . . . → Read More: The world is flat (lined)

Goodbye to the Value Subtracting “Finance Economy”

Happy End of 2008! As we pounded the year into oblivion, many of my  favorite blogs flogged the predictions for 2009. Normally, next-year predictions are a yawning so-what. Given the palpable trepidation in the cultural climate though, more attention than usual has been brought to bear.

See, for example, the collection at Depression2.TV (as in, . . . → Read More: Goodbye to the Value Subtracting “Finance Economy”

A Note on New Year’s Socionomics

Bob Jacobson (Total Experience blog) recently posted about the Madoff scandal, and I quote:

“In every culture, the battle of the classes is so intense it overwhelms ethical considerations. Every apparent ally is lauded by those who constitute the culture’s moneyed class — and when the fraud betrays the . . . → Read More: A Note on New Year’s Socionomics

The Collapse of American Capitalism, What’s Next?

One of my doctoral committee members, Alex Pattakos, blogs for HuffingtonPost and wrote Meaningful Capitalism: Change We Can Believe In. In response to the article and some of the comments, I said:

Organizations pursuing meaningful entrepreneurship are not in strong evidence by the media. We ourselves should become the new news media that changes the . . . → Read More: The Collapse of American Capitalism, What’s Next?