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‘Beyond GDP’

Tracks efforts in many countries to correct national money-based accounts and scorecards of progress, e.g., GDP. Covers new scorecards beyond money and economics which use systems approaches to quality of life measure by multiple metrics from many sciences and disciplines. These indicators add tracking health, education, poverty gaps and environment.

Relates to: Transforming Finance, GTS, Wealth of Networks, EM TV Series, EM-Globescan surveys, Reports You Need

World Database of Happiness

World Database of Happiness The World Database of Happiness is an ongoing register of scientific research on the subjective enjoyment of life. It brings together findings that are scattered throughout many studies and provides a basis for synthetic work. The Database consists of the following interrelated collections, the interconnections of [...]

Patagonia Registers as First California Benefit Corporation

Patagonia Registers as First California Benefit Corporation After 'Year of the Protester', Business Leaders Embrace Positive Alternative Submitted by: B Lab/B Corporation   SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 03 /CSRwire/ - Today, Patagonia became the first company in California to elect benefit corporation status. Patagonia founder Yvon [...]

Australian Government Agency Admits Ban on Heterodox Economic Analysis

Australian Government Agency Admits Ban on Heterodox Economic Analysis by Peter Earl In some of the first posts on this blog I reported on how Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific Research Organization (CSIRO) was attempting to censor and ban from publication Clive Spash’s peer-reviewed paper ‘The Brave New World of Carbon Trading". [...]

Growth, Wellbeing and Quality of Life

Growth, Wellbeing and Quality of Life By Daniela Kolbe, Member of the German Parliament ("Bundestag") and Chair of the Study Commission on ‘Growth, Wellbeing and Quality of Life’. The ‘Beyond GDP’ debate concerns not only civil society and international organizations but is also discussed within individual national societies, [...]

Human Development Report 2011 Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All

Human Development Report 2011 Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All

The 2011 Human Development Report from UNDP focuses on the challenge of sustainable and equitable progress. A joint lens shows how environmental degradation intensifies inequality through adverse impacts on already disadvantaged people and how inequalities in human development amplify environmental degradation. Human development, which is about [...]

Human Development Report Calls for Inclusive, Sustainable Development

2011 Human Development Index Covers Record 187 Countries, Territories, Puts Norway at Top, DR Congo last Read the whole report · Health, income advancement in developing countries jeopardized by inaction on climate change, habitat destruction, report shows · Wealth and gender disparities linked to environmental hazards COPENHAGEN, [...]

Why Frank Smets, chief economist of the ECB, thinks the ECB economic model is wrong

Why Frank Smets, chief economist of the ECB, thinks the ECB economic model is wrong by merijnknibbe from Merijn Knibbe Have you ever wondered why an U-3 unemployment rate of 23% in Spain (and rising) and 18% in Greece (and rising) doesn't seem to bother the European Central Bank (ECB)? I have. And it might have something to do with the kind [...]

This is why we are Anti-Mankiw

We at Ethical Markets support these courageous Econ students at Harvard. We hope they nail all the toxic economic textbooks and expose the phoney “Nobel” : the Bank of Sweden Prize lobbied onto the Nobel Committee by the Bank of Sweden to legitimate economics, which is not and never can be a science . Hazel Henderson, Editor “This is why [...]

Economics of the Walk Out

Harvard Students Walk Out on Econ10 Class It is amazing that we continue to teach the same outmoded theories of economics in our most esteemed institutions of higher learning when it is almost universally acknowledged that the economic system spawned by those economic theories is broken. Last week a group of Harvard students said enough is [...]

Un Human Development Rankings Place Norway At The Top And Dr Congo Last

UN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT RANKINGS PLACE NORWAY AT THE TOP AND DR CONGO LAST New York, Nov 2 2011 4:05PM Norway, Australia and the Netherlands lead this year?s newly released Human Development Index (HDI) rankings, the annual United Nations measure of progress in human well-being, while the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Niger and Burundi [...]

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