Monday, August 10, 2009

Thoughts on the Economy

The New York Times published a nice op-ed piece by Eric Zencey today focusing on the misuse of GDP as a measure of societal well being.

While by no means a new finding, the article is a timely reminder of the gap between economic indicators and other measures of quality of life.

One group that has sprung up to address the need for positive thought around sustainable economics, The Slow Money Alliance, has recently announced its first National Gathering to be held in early September in Sante Fe, New Mexico. Woody Tasch who has authored a book titled Slow Money, will be one of this years keynote speakers at the Bioneers By the Bay Conference
which will be held Oct 22-25 in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

For a terrific presentation focusing on the nexus of our economic, energy, and ecological crisis I highly recommend visiting and taking the time to view his Crash Course presentation. In my mind the presentation should be mandatory viewing for many; from elected leaders, MBA students, to concerned citizens.

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