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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

The New-Economy Movement

The New-Economy Movement

may 2011 NEN member Gar Alperovitz has just published an article, "The New Economy Movement", in the Nation. Gar, who works with the Democracy Collaborative to support worker cooperatives and new forms of ownership, provided an over view of key players in the emerging new economy movement as well as an assessment of our strengths and weaknesses. [...]

OECD Launches Your Better Life Index

To Hazel Henderson: "With today's announcement that the OECD (of all institutions) is going 'beyond GDP' with the launch of its Better Life Index, I wanted to congratulate you and other 'new economists' on this significant milestone towards saner economics... Hazel, please take a moment today to sit down and feel good about your life work."     [...]

Interview with new Green Party governor in Baden-Württemberg (state) Germany

Thanks to Paul Ray! Here is an interview with the first rational politician I have discovered; by which I mean someone who understands that we need a new economic model, one that puts the health and functionality of both the people and the environment first, and then seeks to figure out how to make a profit within those parameters. Compare [...]

Un Chief Urges Change In Resource Consumption Patterns

UN CHIEF URGES CHANGE IN RESOURCE CONSUMPTION PATTERNS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT New York, May 13 2011 7:05PM Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the need for fundamental changes in humanity's resource consumption patterns and values, saying the planet's natural environment is under unprecedented pressure with far-reaching social [...]

China tries again at green planning

with thanks to Ellen Brown ,JD of our Advisory Board!! China tries again at green planning By Eve Cary China's environmental problems are apparent to any visitor, and the statistics are striking: the nation is home to 20 of the world's 30 most polluted cities, 90% of its rivers and lakes are polluted. Yet, the central government's efforts [...]

Envisioning a Global Economic Dashboard

A publication from The Economist Economic futurist Hazel Henderson offers alternative measures. A growing number of economists and policy makers argue that statistics such as gross domestic product (GDP) and gross national product (GNP) may be useful as snapshots of a nation’s total economic activity, but they are limited in scope. [...]

Video Now Available! How the Financial Stability Board Affects Development Prospects: Opening the Black Box

Contact: Jamie Baker 202-247-7486 [email protected] New Rules for Global Finance VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE! Workshop on How the Financial Stability Board Affects Development Prospects: Opening the Black Box Watch the video PowerPoint Presentation from Matthew Martin Organized as part of the Spring Meetings Civil Society Policy [...]

Better is Better Than More: Complexity, Economic Progress, and Qualitative Growth

Michael Benedikt and Michael Oden Center for Sustainable Development Working Paper Series - 2011(01) In this Working Paper from the Center for Sustainable Development at the University of Texas at Austin, authors Benedikt and Oden argue that "quality is more than an outlying variable addressed by adding a term (or two) to the utility function [...]

Adair Turner on Beyond GDP

Adair Turner, head of their Financial Services Authority on what's wrong with gdp! Keynote speech to Bretton Woods Conference 2011, Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) Click here to see the video!

Adair Turner on Beyond GDP

Adair Turner, head of their Financial Services Authority on what's wrong with gdp! Keynote speech to Bretton Woods Conference 2011, Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) http://ineteconomics.org/video/bretton-woods/adair-lord-turners-keynote

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