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Green Gdp

GDP Growth Belongs to Economic History

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 12.17.2015 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

Using Green GDP as the new (and long overdue) default indicator will allow us to factor the value of a healthy environment for human life into the calculations political and economic decisions are based on.

GDP Growth and Diminishing Returns

Bill Chameides | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Tighten your belts. A new paper suggests the optimum gross domestic product (GDP) may be only $7,000 per person.

Gross Domestic Product: Grossly Incomplete, But We Can Fix It

Gernot Wagner | Posted 07.17.2013 | Green
Gernot Wagner

Up to a point, GDP does tell us important facts about people's lives, livelihoods and aspirations. Living on a dollar a day is miserable no matter how you look at it. Choking on economic growth, of course, is equally bad.

$75,000 Buys Happiness, Twice as Much Buys More

Gernot Wagner | Posted 09.18.2011 | Business
Gernot Wagner

"Money doesn't buy happiness." Ask anyone who had been slaving away on his desk late last night. Happiness seems to stop going up at $75,000. Make m...