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Measuring Real Wealth

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There's more to life than GDP.

Good Jobs or a Healthy Planet? We Can Have Both Good Jobs or a Healthy Planet? We Can Have Both
by Chuck Collins
If we really want to fix the environment, then we need to join coalitions with organizations that focus on changing our economic system too.
"Black Women’s Blueprint" Helps Low-Income Women Get By—Through Bartering "Black Women’s Blueprint" Helps Low-Income Women Get By—Through Bartering
by Laura Flanders
Farah Tanis learned that, of the women in poverty she worked with, 9 out of 10 had experienced violence—so she started a bartering network to help them survive.
Dear Paul Krugman: Is GDP Growth Making Us Richer or Poorer? (Please Clarify.) Dear Paul Krugman: Is GDP Growth Making Us Richer or Poorer? (Please Clarify.)
by Herman Daly
Is Paul Krugman just advocating temporary growth up to some level of optimality, or a truly ever-growing economy?
Don’t Laugh: The UN’s First International Happiness Day is Serious Business Don’t Laugh: The UN’s First International Happiness Day is Serious Business
by Frances Moore Lappé
Frances Moore Lappé on how countries and cities around the world, from Bhutan to Boston, are measuring well-being beyond GDP.
Manifesto for a Post-Growth Economy Manifesto for a Post-Growth Economy
by James Gustave Speth
What single change stands to give Americans more free time, healthier ecosystems, and more meaningful jobs?
Growing Beyond Growth for True Democracy Growing Beyond Growth for True Democracy
by J.A. Myerson
When democracy is not determined by economic power, it is possible to imagine alternatives to “growth” and “austerity.”
A Vision of America the Possible A Vision of America the Possible
by Gus Speth
Gus Speth imagines a compelling vision of a better, happier country—and how to make it possible.
The UN Embraces the Economics of Happiness The UN Embraces the Economics of Happiness
by Laura Musikanski
Leaders from around the world want well-being—not gross national product—to guide our economic decisions.
Why Leaving Goldman Sachs Breaks the Rules of the Game Why Leaving Goldman Sachs Breaks the Rules of the Game
by Elizabeth Doty
Defector Greg Smith has been called dishonest, unprofessional, and self-serving. But what might he be telling us about how to do business responsibly?
Beyond Debt: An Economy of Gratitude Beyond Debt: An Economy of Gratitude
by Charles Eisenstein
Charles Eisenstein reviews David Graeber’s book, Debt: The First 5,000 Years.
California’s New Triple Bottom Line California’s New Triple Bottom Line
by Sven Eberlein, Debra Baida
Best in the world? Try best FOR the world. The Golden State welcomes a new kind of corporation.
Beyond the Bubble Economy Beyond the Bubble Economy
by David Korten
We’ve finally learned that a growing financial sector isn’t the same thing as actual economic improvement. So how can we stimulate the real economy?
A Tale of Two Cities: Beijing and Detroit A Tale of Two Cities: Beijing and Detroit
by Helena Norberg-Hodge
Which symbolizes success, and which disintegration? It may not be what you think.
Why Own When You Can Share? Why Own When You Can Share?
Welcome to the new age of collaborative consumption.
We (Still) Want Bread, and Roses Too We (Still) Want Bread, and Roses Too
by John de Graaf
The centennial of the famous strike in Lawrence, Mass., reminds us that our fight is about more than economics.
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