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Why are we still using GDP?

For more than 70 years our economic system has been using Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as the yardstick measurement of our economy. This yardstick measures only economic activity. It was meant to help reduce poverty using “trickle down” economics. But … Continue reading

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We need to create a caring economy

Across the planet we are going through a shared experience like no other. But, for some people it’s been very different and for those where the economy wasn’t working for them before have suffered even more. Women, ethnic minorities, precarious … Continue reading

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Change and Transition

It’s time to move beyond economic growth when assessing economic progress. It has outlived its usefulness. We need to re-balance social, ecological and economic values. We need to promote broad welfare and inclusion instead. We are in a deep recession … Continue reading

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A Personal Manifesto – A Leap into the Future

I recently read a book by Naomi Klein called “No is Not Enough”. It discussed how shock political tactics are being used to generate one crisis after another. Policies that are destroying our environment, our economy, our security and a … Continue reading

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