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Measuring Real Wealth

There's more to life than GDP.

We’re Number One! We’re Number One!
by James Gustave Speth
America is number one in quite a few areas—but they're not all accomplishments to be proud of.
A System Designed to Crash A System Designed to Crash
by David Korten
To create a stable functioning financial system, we must first understand why the current financial system holds policy makers hostage to Wall Street interests. It is more than just political corruption.
Phantom Wealth and False Expectations Phantom Wealth and False Expectations
by David Korten
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 7 Steps for Action Toward a New Economy
by David Korten
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 Clueless Economists, Smart Ecologists
by David Korten
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 A Real-Market Alternative
by David Korten
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 Film Trailer: The Economics of Happiness
How going local can restore our ecosystems, our societies, and our spirits.
Good Debt, Bad Debt Good Debt, Bad Debt
by David Korten
Is using debt to create money a bad idea? It depends on where the money goes.
Money From Nothing? Money From Nothing?
by David Korten
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 Beyond GDP: UK to Measure Well-Being
by Laura Stoll
The UK is trying out a new way to see if government policies are improving people’s lives: ask.
System Failure? Look Upstream System Failure? Look Upstream
by David Korten
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 The Illusion of Money
by David Korten
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 Why the Kings of Bhutan Ride Bicycles
by Madhu Suri Prakash
Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigmi Y. Thinley on Gross National Happiness, his country's traditions, and the importance of democracy.
How To Transform Your Household How To Transform Your Household
by Shannon Hayes
Radical homemaking tips for everyone.
The Happy Planet Index The Happy Planet Index
Video: Forget the GDP. There's a new way to measure the good things in life.
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