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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.


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: 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.


To Succeed, the New Economy Needs the Left, Right, Center—and God

Blog   |    by Emilie Dubois   |    July 24, 2012

Who wouldn’t want to live in a place where warmer, gentler versions of economic exchange are the norm? But it's still a hard sell for America.


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.


New Book: Hypercapitalism: The Modern Economy, Its Values, and How to Change Them

Blog   |    by New Dream   |    December 13, 2017

Hypercapitalism is a sharp, digestible, and funny cartoon guide to how global, privatizing, market-worshipping hypercapitalism threatens human well-being, social justice, and the planet.


VIDEO: Visualizing a Plenitude Economy – an animated take on what a post-consumer society could look like (5 min.)

Videos   |    by New Dream   |    July 29, 2011

This fun animation, narrated by economist and bestselling author Juliet Schor, provides a vision of what a post-consumer society could look like.


Maryland Librarians Say "Yes!" to More Sharing

Blog   |    by Mary Murphy   |    July 16, 2014

New Dream's CommunityShare Workshop is helping lead the way for the Sharing Economy in Maryland.


ACTION KIT: Guide to Going Local – tips for building stronger, healthier, and more vibrant communities

Resources   |    by New Dream   |    August 13, 2013

The Guide to Going Local is full of ideas and advice on how to strengthen the local economy in your town: through buying local, highlighting new entrepreneurs, instilling local pride, investing locally, and more.


The Mesh Directory: Explore Clever Ways to Benefit from "Stuff" Without Having to Own It

Blog   |    by Lisa Mastny   |    May 29, 2012

A new online directory helps you find enterprising businesses and projects around the world that are fostering "a community and economy where access trumps ownership."


Consumerism

Topics   |    June 26, 2017


VIDEO: Reimagining America: An Evening with Gus Speth & Juliet Schor

Videos   |    by New Dream   |    February 11, 2014

On November 8, 2013, New Dream hosted noted authors Gus Speth and Juliet Schor for an evening of conversation around redefining the American Dream.


What Is the Role of Librarians in the Sharing Economy?

Blog   |    by Anna Awimbo   |    January 16, 2014

Exploring the role of the original community-sharing pioneers, librarians, in the Sharing Economy.


VIDEO: America the Possible – how we can start building the place we truly want for our children and ourselves (5 min.)

Videos   |    by New Dream   |    September 12, 2013

Gus Speth shows us "America the Possible"—the place we truly want for our children and ourselves—and how we can start building it today.


True Wealth: A Plenitude Economy

Blog   |    by New Dream   |    May 6, 2011

In Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth, economist and New Dream board co-chair Juliet Schor offers a groundbreaking intellectual statement about the economics and sociology of ecological decline, suggesting a radical change in how we think about consumer goods, value, and ways to live.


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