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Solartopia Green Power and Wellness Hour – 05.11.17

Download this episode (right click and save) Solartopia is joined by the great HAZEL HENDERSON, legendary pioneer of the green economy. Hazel’s clarity and brilliance light up the airwaves as we tour through the rise of the alternative economy, green investing and much more. Hazel’s prescient work in renewable forecasting, ethical investing and sustainable finance has stood the test of …

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DIRK BEZEMER – MICHAEL HUDSON – Finance is Not the Economy

Why have economies polarized so sharply since the 1980s, and especially since the 2008 crisis? How did we get so indebted without real wage and living standards rising, while cities, states, and entire nations are falling into default? Only when we answer these questions can we formulate policies to extract ourselves from the current debt crises. There is widespread sentiment …

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Wind and Solar Are Crushing Fossil Fuels

Wind and solar have grown seemingly unstoppable. While two years of crashing prices for oil, natural gas, and coal triggered dramatic downsizing in those industries, renewables have been thriving. Clean energy investment broke new records in 2015 and is now seeing twice as much global funding as fossil fuels. One reason is that renewable energy is becoming ever cheaper to produce. Recent solar and wind auctions in Mexico and Morocco …

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Smart Show (goharrison) with Cary Harrison – 03.21.16

SEG 1: Bernie Sanders/Trump rallies in Phoenix.
Listener and Harrison Hellraiser, Yolanda, blocks the road to the Trump rally

SEG 2: Chevron/Climate Change – Climate Shareholder Vote to Proceed Refund After Chevron Fails to Kill It at SEC
Natasha Lamb is a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Arjuna Capital, a division of Baldwin Brothers Inc. Natasha has a national wealth management practice integrating sustainability into the investment process and empowering investors to engage their money for both positive impact and shareholder value.
www.arjuna-capital.com

SEG 3: How Rank Voting Would Flip Trump’s Victories
Rob Richie is executive director of FairVote and a leading advocate of electoral reform, including the adoption of ranked choice voting, the instant runoff system that allows voters to rank candidates 1-2-3 and will be on the November ballot in Maine.

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Deirdre Fulton – High-End Visa Program Blasted as ‘Immigration Reform for the 1%’

Actions are taking place in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle on Tuesday decrying a controversial U.S. immigration program that unions and immigration advocates have dubbed “immigration reform for the 1%.” “If Congress renews the ‘$500,000 green card’ EB-5 program without any comprehensive solutions for immigration reform, they’re sending a clear message: the American Dream is for sale …

Robo-Journalism Will Produce 1 Billion Web Stories in 2015 (This Isn’t One of Them); McJournalism Coming Up – Mike Shedlock

I sometimes get asked what I am going to do when I am replaced by a robot. On other occasions, I get emails from people hoping I get replaced by a robot. Those in the second group typically accuse me of not knowing what it is like to not have a job. Actually, I do know what it is like …

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US Economy Collapses Again – JACK RASMUS

Data released last week by the U.S. government showed the U.S. economy came to a near halt in the first three months of 2015, falling to nearly zero – i.e. a mere 0.2 percent annual growth rate for the January-March quarter. The collapse was the fourth time that the U.S. economy in the past four years either came to a …