Measuring Real Wealth
There's more to life than GDP.
Phantom Wealth and False Expectations
by David Kortenposted Mar 15, 2011
- Playing money games to profit from false expectations is not the same as investing in jobs that produce real value to meet real needs
7 Steps for Action Toward a New Economy
by David Kortenposted Mar 02, 2011
- Rather than turning again to increased global competition to mend our failing economy, we must instead steer our focus toward cooperation and equality.
Clueless Economists, Smart Ecologists
by David Kortenposted Feb 22, 2011
- To successfully address climate change and extreme poverty, the mindset of the economist must give way to the mindset of the ecologist.
A Real-Market Alternative
by David Kortenposted Feb 15, 2011
- Our current economic choice is not between capitalism and communism. It is between locally accountable Main Street markets and Wall Street central planning by predatory global financiers.
Film Trailer: The Economics of Happiness
posted Feb 14, 2011
- How going local can restore our ecosystems, our societies, and our spirits.
Good Debt, Bad Debt
by David Kortenposted Feb 08, 2011
- Is using debt to create money a bad idea? It depends on where the money goes.
Money From Nothing?
by David Kortenposted Feb 01, 2011
- Through their accounting slight of hand, Wall Street illusionists convince even themselves that they are enriching society rather than preying on it.
Beyond GDP: UK to Measure Well-Being
by Laura Stollposted Jan 27, 2011
- The UK is trying out a new way to see if government policies are improving people’s lives: ask.
System Failure? Look Upstream
by David Kortenposted Jan 25, 2011
- Why is our economic system consigning billions of people to degrading poverty, destroying Earth's ecosystem, and tearing up the social fabric of civilized community?
The Illusion of Money
by David Kortenposted Jan 18, 2011
- Liberation from subservience to Wall Street begins with a recognition that money is just a number of no intrinsic value.
Why the Kings of Bhutan Ride Bicycles
by Madhu Suri Prakashposted Jan 14, 2011
- Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigmi Y. Thinley on Gross National Happiness, his country's traditions, and the importance of democracy.
How To Transform Your Household
by Shannon Hayesposted Dec 10, 2010
- Radical homemaking tips for everyone.
The Happy Planet Index
posted Oct 08, 2010
- Video: Forget the GDP. There's a new way to measure the good things in life.
What is Real Wealth?
by John Robbinsposted Aug 31, 2010
- In an essay adapted from his new book, The New Good Life, John Robbins points out that we've been measuring happiness in all the wrong ways. How can we find true quality of life?
Bankers, Bookies, and Gamblers
by David Kortenposted Aug 30, 2010
- What is the proper role and social function of a bank? The answer starts with getting the question right.