Posts Tagged ‘ alternative economic indicators ’

A Week of Happiness: Prioritizing Well-being for Our World

Apr 17th, 2013 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org As you recover from the stress of filing taxes, you can take some relief and pleasure in this being Sustainable Happiness Week.  It kicked off on April 13th, and runs through April 20th. Where is it easiest to feel happy?  Check out this infographic from Sustainable Cities Collective to see the
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GDP: Improving the “Grossly Distorted Picture”

Feb 7th, 2013 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org   Recently the Post Carbon Institute hosted a web chat called Enough is Enough: Exploring the path towards “America the Possible featuring the work of two authors working diligently to change the endless economic growth narrative so entrenched in today’s global society. James Gustave Speth is author of America the Possible:
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Promoting the Rights of People and the Planet: Positive Approaches to Population Growth

Dec 19th, 2012 | By
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By HowMany.org Today, almost everywhere we turn, we are inundated with negativity about the state of our world. There is climate chaos, economic uncertainty, terrorism, inequality, environmental degradation, overcrowding, poverty; the list goes on and on. It can be overwhelming to think about global issues and global problems. However, they can’t be ignored, or if
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Words Never Heard from Obama or Romney: “Let’s Rethink Economic Growth”

Nov 7th, 2012 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org In the debates and discussions leading up to the 2012 presidential election, there was not a hint that either political party was willing to question and reassess our dependence on endless economic growth in a world of finite resources. That is anathema to our political world. Our economy is measured and
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