Monday, 25 November 2013

Hazel Henderson, and the Transfinancial Economics Connection

Hazel Henderson,

From: robert searle <>
Sent: Tuesday, 27 January 2009, 12:56
Subject: [GJM] Release of Brief Hazel Henderson Post.

--- On Sat, 24/1/09, M Alan Kazlev <> wrote:
From: M Alan Kazlev <>
Subject: FW: Transfinancial Economics
To: "robert searle" <>
Date: Saturday, 24 January, 2009, 7:54 AM

hi Robert just forwarding this on... all the best alan
Thread-Topic: Transfinancial Economics
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From: "Hazel Henderson" <>
To: <>

Hi Robert Searle;

I am also a Brit , grew up in Bristol and Clevedon . Now as US citizen grateful for our new president

One of my friends, John Theaker , of Green Your in London sent me your paper on Transfinancial Economics . It is in alignment with much of my own writing ( see the homepage at and , click on Editorials and The Politics of Money.

The current financial mess is a new “ teachable moment “ on the true nature of money !

Warm wishes,

Hazel Henderson
HAZEL HENDERSON, D.Sc.Hon., FRSA, author, futurist, president - Ethical Markets Media, LLC Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy has won a 2007 Nautilus Award for Conscious Business/Leadership and a 2008 Axiom Award for best business book. Visit,, and for the latest information on socially responsible investing, green technologies and global corporate citizenship.

Ethical Markets Media, LLC; PO Box 5190, St. Augustine, FL 32085; Phone: 904/829-3140, Fax: 904/826-0325

In later communication which did not appear on a GJM discussion post she wrote to Michel Bauwens, and myself (the blogger).

On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 9:43 PM, Hazel Henderson <> wrote:
Dear Robert Searle and Hi Michel :
I have been following Robert’s creative work on Transfinancial Economics with great interest.
Michel : thanks for publishing this work and for all you do to keep us abreast of this kind of futures research.. AND, special thanks for your very kind endorsement of our GREEN TRANSITION SCOREBOARD® ! I have just finished an invitational paper, “ LOOKING BACK FROM 2020 “ for one of our upcoming conferences of pioneer asset managers . Also , my “ From Rigged Carbon Markets to Green Investing “ was posted yesterday ( under “ Potemkin Markets “ my original title ) by the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets , of which our company is a member. If you want to distribute it on P2P , this is OK if you mention that it will appear in FORESIGHT ( U.K) forthcoming.
Robert : I very much agree with your ethical approach, goals and values and for the intricate modeling on how all this might be implemented in a national level electronic payments and transfers system. I have all the old Technocracy documents on BTU-based currencies and the Venus Project is, near here in Florida and I remember being visited by its founder, Jacque Fresco, some years ago. At that time I was writing The Politics of the Solar Age ( Doubleday, 1981, 1988 ) and working with Louis and Patricia Kelso on ESOPs , Norman Kurland, as well as Mike Linton founder of LETS and Edgar Cahn founder of Time Banking , while teaching at Schumacher College in Devon. I found the Venus Project too technocratic for my taste , but very creative and he has stuck with it ! ........
The following is a Wikipedia entry on Hazel, and could do with some expanding..
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Hazel Henderson (born March 27, 1933 in Bristol, England) is a futurist and an economic iconoclast. In recent years she has worked in television, and she is the author of several books including Building A Win-Win World, Beyond Globalization, Planetary Citizenship (with Daisaku Ikeda), and Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy.


Henderson is now a television producer for the public television series Ethical Markets. She has been Regent's Lecturer at the University of California (Santa Barbara) and held the Horace Albright Chair in Conservation at the University of California (Berkeley). She has also been a traveling lecturer and panelist. Recently, she has served on the boards of such publications as Futures Research Quarterly, The State of the Future Report, and E/The Environmental Magazine (US), Resurgence, Foresight and Futures (UK). She advised the US Office of Technology Assessment and the National Science Foundation from 1974 to 1980. Listed in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Science and Technology, and in Who's Who in Business and Finance.
Henderson has been in good part concerned with finding the unexplored areas in standard economics and the "blind spots" of conventional economists. Most of her work relates to the creation of an interdisciplinary economic and political theory with a focus on environmental and social concerns. For instance, she has delved into the area of the "value" of such unquantifiables as clean air and clean water, needed in tremendous abundance by humans and other living organisms. This work led to the development, with Calvert Group, of the Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators.
In 2005, Henderson started Ethical Markets Media, LLC,[1] to disseminate information on green investing, socially responsible investing, green business, green energy, business ethics news, environmentally friendly technology, good corporate citizenship and sustainable development by making available reports, articles, newsletters and video gathered from around the world.
In 2007, Henderson started EthicalMarkets.TV [2] to showcase video of people and organizations around the world with socially responsible endeavors. Practicing what she preaches, Henderson sought out highly efficient technology to stream the video, MIPBSCast which uses significantly less energy than most other video platforms.


Henderson has been one of the critics to point out that the definitions of reality devised by natural and social scientists often pertain to the realities they are paid to study — raising questions as to who has funded these investigators and theoreticians, and why? Who deems certain research grants to be worthy of funding? Which questions crop up in the first place?
Henderson believes that the various threats to peace, community security, and good environment have led us into a new era in which we are obliged to look for values, information, and know-how that we seemed to be able to do without until recent decades.
One of her famous aphorism compare the occidental economic model to a cake with three level, with glass on the top: the first level is the nature, the second level is the sussistance economy, the third level is the public and private economy and the last level is the finance.


  • Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy, Chelsea Green Publishing, 2006, ISBN 978-1-933392-23-3
  • Daisaku Ikeda coauthor, Planetary Citizenship, Middleway Press, 2004, ISBN 978-0-9723267-2-8, 256 pgs
  • Hazel Henderson et al., Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators, Calvert Group, 2000, ISBN 978-0-9676891-0-4, 392 pgs
  • Beyond Globalization. Kumarian Press, 1999, ISBN 978-1-56549-107-6, 88 pgs
  • Building a Win-Win World. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 1995, ISBN 978-1-57675-027-8, 320 pgs
  • Creating Alternative Futures. Kumarian Press, 1996, ISBN 978-1-56549-060-4, 430 pgs (original edition, Berkley Books, NY, 1978)
  • Hazel Henderson et al., The United Nations: Policy and Financing Alternatives. Global Commission to Fund the United Nations, 1995, ISBN 978-0-9650589-0-2, 269 pgs
  • Paradigms in Progress. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 1995, ISBN 978-1-881052-74-6, 293 pgs (original edition, Knowledge Systems, 1991)
  • Redefining Wealth and Progress: New Ways to Measure Economic, Social, and Environmental Change : The Caracas Report on Alternative Development Indicators. Knowledge Systems Inc., 1990, ISBN 978-0-942850-24-6, 99 pgs
  • The Politics of the Solar Age. Knowledge Systems Inc., 1988, ISBN 978-0-941705-06-6, 433 pgs (original edition, Doubleday, NY, 1981

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