Joining us today to fill in the development blanks is author and futurist Hazel Henderson. Hazel is the president of Ethical Markets Media. She told us that she describes her goals and those of Ethical Markets Media as “reforming markets and growing the green economy globally.” For more information, visit her website.
The bold text below shows how Hazel filled in the development blanks. We invite readers to fill in the blanks themselves by using the comment function below. While you are at it, why not respond to Hazel's suggestion below as well? Here goes:
In an era of limits, the new definition of development is equity, sufficiency, well-being and quality of life.
If I were casting a sequel of Nightmare on Development Street, my choice to play Freddie Krueger would be Larry Summers.
As part of the development agenda, water is key to survival.
As part of the development agenda, ecotourism is the model and should favor those who have never traveled.
Continued or increased dependence on the automobile will lead to more environmental pollution, congestion and inequality, and starve public transit.
The population explosion will lead to women demanding equal power and access to resources. This could help reach the three billion "avoided births" that correspond with the average number of children women prefer (see Ashok Khosla's lecture on the Ethical Markets TV website).
The most likely millennium development goal to be achieved is the empowering of women.
All of the millennium development goals will depend on reforming and downsizing unproductive finance by, for example, financial transactions taxes, etc.
The most glaring thing missing from the development agenda is gender parity: 50-50 decision-making at all levels from the family to the United Nations.
My favorite development success story is Kerala, India.
The sentence I would like to see others complete is: I have changed my personal lifestyle to reduce my ecological footprint by___________________________.
My Favorite Development Media
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