TriLinc Global Impact Fund Makes Impact Investments in Peru and Brazil HispanicBusiness.com TriLinc Global Impact Fund approves $3.0 million in loans for business expansion and socioeconomic development in Latin America LOS ANGELES --(BUSINESS...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Creative industries led by Hollywood account for about $504 billion, or at least 3.2 percent of U.S. goods and services, the government said in its first official measure of how the arts and culture affect the economy.
You may have noticed the terms “sharing economy,” “peer economy,” “collaborative economy,” and “collaborative consumption” being used synonymously. Ideas like “crowdsourcing,” the “maker movement,” and “co-creation” are being thrown into the mix. The space is getting muddy and the definitions are being bent out of shape to suit different purposes.
If you were to look at one measure of a country’s economic health, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) alone leaves out plenty of the factors that make a country a pleasant - or prosperous - place to live.
That’s why, in the depths of a global recession five years ago, the Legatum Institute, a U.K. nonprofit thinktank, made a list of 89 factors to measure a country’s prosperity. Last week, the Institute put out its Prosperity Index rankings for 2013.
Future Generations Report: we need global shared values to secure our future Wired.co.uk A lot of what the Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations is suggesting hinges on the world becoming a generally more open and communicative place,...
LONDON (Reuters) - After slashing interest rates to almost nothing and printing trillions of dollars, central banks are becoming increasingly reliant on another policy weapon: sucker punching markets.The (Global Economy: Surprise tactics sweep central...
We’ve been talking a lot about the shifting nature of work at Change Agents Worldwide, including the determination of some first principles. At the same time, I have been reviewing my thoughts on what kind of organizational change is needed.
John Wyn-Evans, head of investment strategy at Investec Wealth and Investment, tells John Authers the world economy is gently finding its rhythm rather than thrashing the engine. Equities should gain in 2014, he says, but not as sharply as this year.
Jeff Garzik's space nodes would 'provide stability for block chain data' and 'limit attacks on the network'.
Bitcoin has already spread rapidly across the globe, but now one of the currency’s core developers wants to take it where no virtual currency has gone before – space.
Developer Jeff Garzik plans to launch several tiny satellites into space which will serve as a node on the bitcoin network.
Historically, it has cost tens or hundreds of millions to launch satellites into space, but a new generation of privately-funded, bootstrapped satellite services has changed all that.
Garzik has two mission profiles for his satellites. One will involve between four and six of these devices, with which he believes he can get full earth coverage (or at least major continents).
The second would see a single satellite go up. He’s hoping that the satellite(s) would help to serve bitcoin users in remote areas where traditional connectivity is patchy.
Even if the full network didn’t deploy, bitcoin users would at least be able to access stellar block chain data for a small amount of time each day, and this would still carry significant value, he says.
“Any bitcoin participant on the ground can still have significant value from reading even 25% of the satellite broadcast,” Garzik reasons.
“The point is to discover ‘honest’ blocks with valid proof of work. The network is self-correcting, even given a reduced trickle of valid blocks.”
“Russia has abolished its highest commercial court and given president Vladimir Putin more power over prosecutors in what many legal experts and businesses decry as a move further undermining the country’s legal system.”
US official to raise yuan issue on Asian trip DAWN.com WASHINGTON, Nov 9: US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will raise concerns about China's trade policies and seek headway on an Asian trade pact during a visit next week.
Although a significant build-up in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere would alter worldwide precipitation patterns, a widely discussed technological approach to reducing future global warming would also interfere with rainfall and snowfall, new research shows.
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“ Government shutdowns, petty policy squabbles, voter disaffection – democracy doesn't seem to work very well. But what's the alternative? And can we rely on muddling through? It has been a bad few months for western democracy.”
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Richard Florida, one of the world's leading experts on economic competitiveness, demographic trends and cultural and technological innovation shows how developing the full human and creative capabilities of each individual, combined with institutional supports such as commercial innovation and new industry, will put us back on the path to economic and social prosperity.