Browsing All Posts filed under »Money«

Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index on TED talk

August 25, 2011

0

Statistician Nic Marks asks why we measure a nation’s success by its productivity — instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people. He introduces the Happy Planet Index …, which tracks national well-being against resource use (because a happy life doesn’t have to cost the earth). Which countries rank highest in the HPI? […]

Money as a debt

August 25, 2011

0

Paul Grignon’s 47-minute animated presentation of “Money as Debt” tells in very simple and effective graphic terms what money is and how it is being created. A painless but hard-hitting educational tool for those concerned with the present unsustainable monetary system inCanada, theUnited Statesand most of the global economy.

Is GDP An Obsolete Measure of Progress? Time Online

August 25, 2011

0

An article by Judith D. Schwartz  Since last summer the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has gone up — indeed, it grew at a surprising 5.7% rate in the 4th quarter — seeming to confirm what we’ve been hearing: the recession is officially over. But wait — foreclosure and unemployment rates remain high, and food […]

Measuring Real Progress by Ron Colman

August 20, 2011

0

Measuring Real Progress by Ron Colman All of us— politicians, economists, journalists,  and the general public—have been completely hooked on the illusion that equates economic growth with well-being and prosperity. This was not the intention of those who created the GDP. Simon Kuznets, its principal architect, warned 40 years ago: The welfare of a nation […]