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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

Cathy O’Neil: Economists Don’t Understand the Financial System (Quelle Surprise!)

Cathy O’Neil: Economists Don’t Understand the Financial System (Quelle Surprise!) Posted: 29 Feb 2012 03:55 AM PST By Cathy O’Neil, a data scientist who lives in New York City and writes at mathbabe.org A bit more than a week ago I went to a panel discussion at the Met about the global financial crisis. The panel consisted of Paul [...]

Global Economy Expanded More Slowly Than Expected In 2011

Global Economy Expanded More Slowly Than Expected In 2011 Brigid Fitzgerald Reading www.earth-policy.org/indicators/C53/economy_2012 Earth Policy Release Eco-Economy Indicator February 16, 2012 Eco-Economy Indicators are twelve trends that the Earth Policy Institute tracks to measure progress in building a sustainable economy. Given the [...]

New York Times “The Materialist Fallacy” Misses the Point

New York Times "The Materialist Fallacy" Misses the Point By Kathleen Paylor, Chief Spiritual Officer, Conscious Capital, www.consciouscap.com David Brooks misses the point in his New York Times Op-Ed “The Materialist Fallacy” because he is referencing a context and a debate that also misses the point. Economic determinism is indeed at [...]

Love, marriage and Valentine’s Day

"With words of wisdom on the Love Economy from Hazel Henderson, our editor-in-chief." THIS Tuesday is definitely a good day for flowers. Valentine's Day is the second-busiest day of the year next to Mother's Day for florists like the family owned Winnipeg business McDiarmid Flowers. Click here to read more

The Economics of Happiness Trailer

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5131259/EoH%20trailers/EoH_Trailer_DvPal.mov The Economics of Happiness Trailer About the film ‘Going local’ is a powerful strategy to repair our fractured world—our ecosystems, our societies and our selves Economic globalization has led to a massive expansion in the scale and power of big business and [...]

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 [...]

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