CURRENT ISSUES AND TRENDS: MONTHLY REPORTING BY ETHICAL MARKETS
“Ethical Markets will no longer post these monthly job numbers for the USA, as reported by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, every month, as in my “Current Issues and Trends”.
Instead, we will link directly to these each month. These are undergoing so many revisions and subject to the changing categories now under review due to rapidly changing structure of the US economy, Federal Reserve targets, the shrinking total of publicly-traded equities as companies spend trillions in buybacks of their own stock, questions on inflation and whether to use the Phillips Curve (I reported in my Politics of the Solar Age (1981) that the New Zealand economist, Phillips himself, did not think there was a “Phillips Curve”)!
This current official US jobs report for November, 2019 ...
The Global Boom in New Indicators
The perennial debate over whether income is a good measure of development continues. Today there is wide agreement that many other measures besides per-capita income are needed for measuring overall progress, from health and education to environmental quality as GlobeScan Surveys show, first by Ethical Markets Media in conjunction with the European Parliament’s Beyond GDP conference November 2007, by Ethical Markets in 2010 and by Ethical Markets with the ICAEW and Tomorrow’s Company in 2013 (www.Globescan.com and www.beyond-gdp.eu). The European Commissions’ Conference Beyond GDP in November, 2007, shows a new level of official interest. Britain’s New Economics Foundation released its Happy Planet Index following all the publicity around Bhutan’s efforts to measure Gross National Happiness (GNH) in that Buddhist ...