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States Are Ditching GDP

Sean McElwee | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Sean McElwee

In the wake of the Great Recession, Americans have become cognizant of the fact that GDP bears little connection to their well-being.

What a Wall Street Banker Says About Our Society

Sean McElwee | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Could it be that as a society, we are addicted to growth? There are numerous indications that this is the case.

Joseph Stiglitz and the World Economic Forum: Making the Connection Between Climate Change and Economics

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 03.26.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

While international negotiations and the White House continue to dither on ratifying an internationally binding climate treaty, at the international, the state and regional level, plans for solutions that move beyond the gridlock are already afoot.

How Sandy Reveals the GDP's Twisted Logic

Daphne Wysham | Posted 01.08.2013 | Business
Daphne Wysham

Great headway has been made on new metrics that are far more sophisticated than GDP. One such metric, the Genuine Progress Indicator, assesses whether our economy is really growing or not by taking into account spending that doesn't make us better off.

War Spending Weighs Down Our 'Genuine Progress'

Jon Raymond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jon Raymond

Without defense spending, we see the real picture of the downturn our economy is taking while boosting the military laden GDP.