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During 2012 the Global LAMP Index® continued to build its multi-year performance advantage over  leading global equity indices as well as the S&P 500. A chart showing compounded returns since 1996 – the year I started work on the Index – is displayed on the front page of this website. Tables detailing index returns on a year-to-year and on a ...



The words we use convey shared meanings and assumptions that affect the ways we think and behave. Take the word “economics.” The word itself derives from the Ancient Greek οἰκονομία (oikonomia, "management of a household, administration") and from οἶκος (oikos, "house") plus νόμος (nomos, "custom" or "law"): hence "rules of the house(hold)." Since the founding of modern economics in the 18th ...


Biological and ecological systems are full of complexity. So is the financial system. But here the similarity ends: for Nature and biology are complex in the right way, while the financial system is not. The right way is diverse, symbiotic, adaptive and dynamically balanced. The wrong way is highly centralized, self-centered, disconnected, single-minded (profit seeking) and continually growing with concentrated pockets ...