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Consumptionomics: Asia’s Role in Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet

Blog   |    by New Dream   |    June 6, 2011

An Asian perspective on why the world simply cannot support two more consumption-driven Americas.

Work Sharing: The Quick Route Back to Full Employment

Blog   |    by Lisa Mastny   |    August 15, 2011

In the current economic climate, work sharing may be the most effective way to avoid many layoffs and quickly return the economy to full employment.

The Pursuit of Happiness: Toward an Economy of Well-Being

Blog   |    by New Dream   |    June 22, 2011

In a new book, author Carol Graham explores the promise and the potential pitfalls of injecting the "economics of happiness" into public policymaking.

Beyond GDP: New Measures for a New Economy

Blog   |    by Lisa Mastny   |    January 31, 2012

A new report from Demos points out the problems with using GDP as the predominant benchmark of our economic and social progress.

Counter-Intuition 101: Why Recent Bad Economic News Means It’s Time for Working Less

Blog   |    by Juliet Schor   |    June 13, 2011

Reducing hours of work may seem counter-intuitive. But the historical record suggests it’s a smart move that will create a "triple dividend."

America the Possible: A Revolution Cookbook for a More Decent Society

Blog   |    by Chris Stratton   |    November 14, 2012

In his new book, Gus Speth tells us the hard, necessary truth about the mess we’re in here in the United States—but he also offers hope.

Off the Pedestal: Creating a New Vision of Economic Growth

Blog   |    by James Gustave Speth   |    June 3, 2011

A longtime environmental leader argues it’s time for the U.S. to reinvent its economy into one that focuses on sustaining communities, family life, and the natural world.

A Roadmap to a New Economy: An Interview with Gus Speth

Blog   |    by Lisa Mastny   |    March 8, 2012

Speth talks about the need to reshape the political and economic system to work better for all Americans.

Strategies for a New Economy: 10 Takeaways for All Americans

Blog   |    by Lisa Mastny   |    June 21, 2012

Is it possible to create an economy that prioritizes both human well-being and Earth’s natural systems? The movement has already begun.

America the Possible: A Manifesto, Part II

Blog   |    by James Gustave Speth   |    July 2, 2012

We need a compelling vision for a new future, a vision of a better country—America the Possible—that is still within our power to reach.

America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy

Blog   |    by Lisa Mastny   |    September 10, 2012

Learn how transformative change can lead us beyond ruthless capitalism to a new system of political economy.

Economic Fallacies: Is It Time to Work More, or Less?

Blog   |    by Juliet Schor   |    January 12, 2012

Juliet Schor argues that reducing work hours will help the economy and increase jobs.

Does Your Town Need a Happiness Initiative?

Blog   |    by Lisa Mastny   |    November 17, 2011

What if you could accurately measure the happiness of your community based on parameters like physical health, material well-being, and time balance?

What Is the American Dream? Dueling Dualities in the American Tradition

Blog   |    by James Gustave Speth   |    June 27, 2011

The story of the pursuit of happiness in America is a story of its close alliance with capitalism and consumerism. But is there another option?

A Smaller Piece of a Better Pie: Embracing "Luxurious Frugality

Blog   |    by Jake Giessman   |    November 27, 2012

Living simply shouldn't remain class-based or countercultural; it should be downright American.