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Well-being is more than a side-show to neoliberal economics

Well-being is more than a side-show to neoliberal economics | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

"A post-growth agenda is not necessarily about making sacrifices, but about superceding a broken economic model that is failing to make us better off. 

At its best, the well-being agenda is not just a sideshow to neoliberal economics: it points towards a new economics, one which values equality, stability and community rather than simply growth for growth’s sake."


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Willy De Backer's curator insight, April 25, 11:44 PM

Good Open Democracy article on the growth versus well-being debate.

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New Inclusive Wealth Index shows lower growth and future risks for major economies

"Some large economies show significantly lower growth when natural assets such as forests and water are factored into growth indicators, an index showed on Sunday, a few days before an international sustainability summit starts in Rio de Janeiro."

 

Interesting new report from two of the UN's environmental institutions shows that the Beyond GDP debate needs more and faster progress.


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GDP Growth and Diminishing Returns

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

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Willy De Backer's curator insight, July 10, 2013 10:57 AM

good article on 'beyond GDP' inspired by new paper in Ecological Economics.