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Surviving and Thriving In A Future Tech Economy

CREATIVE DESTRUCTION defines future tech. Think Amazon vs Sears. The business model of retail work associates serving customers in shopping malls is being displaced by smart phones and artificial intelligence (AI) devices like Amazon’s Alexa. Amazon ends up hiring thousands … Continue reading

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Three Surprising Reasons For Low Oil Prices

The smiles on our faces while pumping gasoline comes from a historic 50% fall in oil prices. Most news commentators point to an oil over supply as the reason. But that begs the question of why? Since 1974 OPEC (Organization … Continue reading

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Can A Company Be Green If It Is Damaging Human Health

Newsweek has ranked Coca Cola as the ninth greenest company in the world. Coke earned this recognition by doing things like pioneering bioplastic bottles. But how does Newsweek’s recognition reconcile with their signature soda being “…considered a major contributor to … Continue reading

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The $250 Trillion Cost Of Climate Change And Obesity

The economic ramifications from continuing the 20th Century’s economic model, where unsustainable extraction and pollution conveys competitive advantage, is coming into sharp focus. Citigroup now projects a staggering $72 TRILLION global cost tied to man-made climate change during the 21st … Continue reading

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Buy Local: Restoring Jobs, The Economy and The Environment

BUY LOCAL! I think it will replace Buy American as a mega-wave that will stimulate job growth and the restoration of our environment. American Express OPEN magazine for small business did a survey of 600 small businesses and found that … Continue reading

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Earth 2017: A Smart, Healthy and Green Economy

The one question I am always asked is “What is Earth 2017?” The short answer is that as a professional economist I am projecting a $10 TRILLION annual revenue global economy in sustainable goods and services by the year 2017. … Continue reading

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MEGA-TREND: Inflationary Expectations, Part Two “The Solution”

Inflation is now taking place across the world and in the United States. Obvious examples include what we are paying at the pump and at the grocery store cash register. Why is inflation happening? On the surface the reasons appear … Continue reading

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