Lighting the Way to a New Economy
by David KortenMay 31, 2010
- All across the United States and Canada people are rebuilding their local economies to restore community and regain control of their economic lives. How do these local efforts add up to global economic transformation? I delivered this keynote address to the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) in Charleston, NC on May 22, 2010 on the theme "Lighting the Way to a New Economy."
Alaska Native Wisdom for Modern Times
by Llarion MerculieffMay 27, 2010
- The Roman Empire lasted for 500 years; southwest Alaska’s Aleuts for 9,000. As the economy crumbles, what can Alaska Natives teach us about sustainable economics?
The State of the Earth, 2010
by Rebecca SolnitApr 22, 2010
- We're in a very bad way. But we also know the solution would make most of us richer—even if not in the ways we are presently accustomed to counting as wealth.
Maryland Launches Genuine Progress Indicator
by Scott GastApr 02, 2010
- By changing what they measure, Marylanders can see for themselves whether chasing the benefits of continued economic growth is worth the costs.
Economic Recovery, Hawaiian Style
by Lurline Wailana McGregorMar 29, 2010
- What indigenous economies can teach us about abundance.
Why Everyone Suffers in Unequal Societies
by Brooke JarvisMar 04, 2010
- An interview with epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson, whose research shows that what the healthiest and happiest societies have in common is not that they have more, but that what they have is more equitably shared.
Why is Costa Rica Smiling?
by Lisa Gale GarriguesDec 15, 2009
- How a focus on peace is helping this Central American country top the Happy Planet Index.
Putting the Science of Happiness Into Practice
by John de GraafDec 06, 2009
- Countries around the world are beginning to apply the science of well-being to the decisions they make. News from the 5th International Conference on Gross National Happiness.
Looking Backward: Economics and the Cult of Yesterday
by Jonathan RoweDec 01, 2009
- GDP and productivity don't measure what's really going on in the economy—or in people's lives. Jonathan Rowe on measuring what matters.
Nov 11, 2009
- Susan Hardman photographs Costa Rica, which topped the 2009 Happy Planet Index. The Index takes into consideration factors such as a country's ecological footprint and life expectancies.
Path to a Peace Economy
by David KortenOct 27, 2009
- A persistent pattern of violence against people, community, and nature is inherent in the institutional structure of our existing economy. We can’t resolve our current economic crisis with marginal regulatory adjustments. It is time to rethink and restructure.
The Economics of Happiness
by Saamah AbdallahSep 21, 2009
- In France, a ground-breaking commission of leading economists suggests that nations look beyond GDP.
Just the Facts :: How the Middle Class Got Stuck
by Noah Grant, Layla Aslani, Doug PibelJul 29, 2008
- Surging prices, stagnant wages, spiralling debt. This is what stuck feels like.
Living Wealth: Better Than Money
by David KortenJul 29, 2007
- If there is to be a human future, we must bring ourselves into balanced relationship with one another and the Earth. This requires building economies with heart.
Economics of Life in Balance
by Regina GregoryNov 20, 2006
- What an economy that worked for Pacific Islanders for thousands of years may have to teach us about how to live today.