Episode 92: Hazel Henderson, part 2

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ETHICAL MARKETS is an independent media company promoting the emergence of a sustainable, green, more ethical and just economy worldwide.

With the motto “40 Years of Foresight, Insights and integrity,” EMM researches, assists and reports on all the new organizations: civic, non-profit and for-profit, as well as individuals working for the transition to the new economies of the dawning information-rich solar age.

Hazel Henderson is the founder of Ethical Markets Media, [LLC] and the creator and co-executive Producer of its TV series. She is a world renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, a worldwide syndicated columnist, consultant on sustainable development, and author of The Axiom and Nautilus award-winning book “Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy” (2006) and eight other books. She co-edited “The UN: Policy and Financing Alternatives,” and co-authored “Planetary Citizenship.” Her books are translated into eight languages.

Her editorials appear in 27 languages and in 200 newspapers syndicated by InterPress Service, Rome, New York, and Washington, DC, and her book reviews appear on SeekingAlpha, a London–based market  e-letter.  Her articles have appeared in over 250 journals, including (in USA) Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor; and others.

For more of her extensive, intriguing bio, visit www.HazelHenderson.com.

The first version of her Country Futures Indicators (CFI©), an alternative to the Gross National Product (GNP), was co-created with Calvert Group, Inc.: now renamed the Ethical Markets Quality-of-Life Indicators (Desk Reference Manual, 2000), updated regularly at www.calvert-henderson.com.

She created the Green Transition Scoreboard® , the Ethical Markets initiative on Transforming Finance, and the EthicMark® Award for Advertising that Uplifts the Human Spirit and Society.

See Part 1 Show Notes for more details. . .



The Green Transition Scoreboard is an ongoing research project, compiling the $2 trillion in growing the green economy globally already privately invested or committed since 2007.


EthicalMarkets.tv streams original Ethical Markets productions and carefully chosen, relevant video gathered from around the world.


Many of these programs are licensed and available for college and library use at www.films.com.


PUBLIC SPEAKING AND PRESENTATIONS by live, interactive videocasts worldwide

For more on Hazel and to read her articles, visit www.HazelHenderson.com.


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Episode 90: Susan Vogt

In her Lenten disciple “love your enemy,” author, blogger, speaker, coach Susan Vogt listens to conservatives to find out why they vote for regressive government.

Read her extended blog on her experiment. With her permission, I have included below her personal responses which she left out of her blog.

Susan’s Site: marriage, parenting, spirituality, leadership, workshops, books, about Susan


  • Blessed by Less: Clearing Your Life of Clutter by Living Lightly
  • Parenting Your Adult Child
  • Money in the Kingdom of God
  • Raising Kids Who Will Make a Difference
  • Kids Creating Circles of Peace, co-author, Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ)
  • Just Family Nights


Trivia note: Susan gave away one thing a day for a year and ate on $4.50/day for six weeks.

Champion of Simple Living: profile

References to blogs: Who’s Risen from the Dead, Anyway? — Lent/Easter Resources; Susan’s contributions 

Susan’s Responses

WHY TRUMP?: Although this wasn’t a scientific study, the primary reasons most people gave are below. Since I didn’t want this to be a debate, the responses I would have liked to make (but didn’t) are in italics.

  1. CHANGE – Washington is corrupt. Congress can’t get anything done. (Our government also gets a lot right, like the EPA protecting our environment.)
  2. Trump is not a career politician. – This is related to #1 because many felt the reason Congress can’t get anything done was that they were beholden to lobbyists with money to get re-elected.
  3. Over-regulation – Many were entrepreneurs and government regulation made it harder for them to do business. (Regulation also protects us from dishonest or harmful practices.)
  4. Abortion – “I didn’t vote for Trump, I voted for the Supreme Court that would overturn Roe v Wade.” (The law does not force anyone to get an abortion. Better solutions are prevention, adoption, and/or helping women with societal support to raise a child after birth.)
  5. Big government keeps people lazy. – “Welfare enables folks to just sit around on the couch, watch TV, and drink beer.” (I was once a welfare worker. It’s not this simple. Supporting strong family life, education, mental health services, etc. are the building blocks of a strong society. Some will always fall through the cracks. Are we there to give them a leg up or just to judge.)
  6. Why not! All had serious reservations about Trump as a person, but they overlooked his nasty personal life because:
    *He was a successful businessman who would take action. (He also had some bankruptcies.)
    *He was an outsider who could shake things up (“drain the swamp”) (Many of his appointments have little experience for their job and often have ties to a different exclusive swamp.)
    *Our system’s checks and balances would rein him in. (With both houses of Congress supporting him, extremely conservative appointments, and use of executive orders, where are the checks and balances?)


Episode 89 :: Northwest Earth Institute 

Northwest Earth Institute is a non-profit organization that inspires people to take responsibility for Earth.

NWEI was founded in 1993 with a simple objective: to give people a framework to talk about our relationship with the planet and to share in discovering new ways to live, work, create and consume.

For over 20 years, NWEI has helped make change more possible, more social, and yes, more fun by helping people connect with their communities and take action, together.

A Different Way: Living Simply in a Complex World, the newest book from NWEI, offers us a chance to reconnect with what matters most, explore practical ways to simplify our lives, and reduce our impact.

Conversation with Lacy Cagle, NWEI Dir. of Learning

Mentions in This Episode


Episode 88: Nancy Pearlman, Executive Director of Educational Communications, is a dedicated educator, anthropologist, environmentalist, and documentary producer who has devoted her life to protecting the environment, helping society, and improving the quality of our colleges.

Educational Communications

Core Projects – www.ecoprojects.org

Additional Projects: Campus Greening // Eco-View // Social Justice and the Arts // Ecological Action Checklist (English and Spanish)

Cecile AndrewsEpisode 87

Champion of Simplicity Circles and Community Conversation Working with Millennials and Minimalists through local groups to Build Resistance to regressive governments.

A community educator, Cecile is active in the transition movement in the United States. Cecile and her husband are founders of Seattle’s Phinney Ecovillage, a neighborhood-based sustainable community, which has morphed into Sustainable Greenwood-Phinney.

Cecile’s Champion of Simple Living PROFILE

She’s the author of. . .

Cecile’s site is CecileAndrews.com (NOT SimplicityCircles.com)

Individual Episode Index.

SLW! Podcast Ep. 15 with Cecile — See the Show Notes of #15 for more interesting links.

Mentions in This Episode

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John de Graaf‘s Champion of Simple Living PROFILE

John’s recent articles:

PODCASTS – See these episodes for many interesting links.
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Part one of the two-part series is based on Walter Brueggemann‘s six theses about money & possessions throughout the Bible; part two is his brief survey of the theme of money and possessions in the Bible.

Essential Reading! — Contents, Series Foreword, Foreword (Richard Horsely), Preface, Introduction (Chapter One) — available free online.

Brueggemann Bio

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