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Prosperity Without Growth: Interview with Tim Jackson

Prosperity Without Growth: Interview with Tim Jackson

The Full Interview   Audio Only Right click here to download the MP3 version of this interview   Topics In this interview we discuss Tim’s book Prosperity Without Growth. Specifically: -The problem with an economy that’s success is directly linked to growth -The problem with using GDP as an economic indicator -How to decouple prosperity […]

Off the Beaten Path: Unusual Ideas for Economic Revival

Off the Beaten Path: Unusual Ideas for Economic Revival

What do the traditional pundits have to offer at the back-end of our latest crash? The hope that we will “recover.” Do they talk about what caused the crash? Do they talk about how to handle things so that cause is totally eliminated? I’m not a close follower of this discussion, but I don’t see […]

Has India Arrived?

Has India Arrived?

With President Barak Obama touting a seat for them in the UN Security Council and Michelle Obama winning their hearts by swinging to the desi beats it seems that India has arrived on the international scene. For a nation that has long been treated like a red headed step child by the world powers this […]

Economic Growth in Africa

Economic Growth in Africa

Ever since the start of the Industrial Revolution society has sought to “improve itself” through economic growth. The inventions of the spinning Jenny led to more efficient production of materials, which could then be sold within the country and for export. This in turn fostered international trade, which encouraged transportation and communication systems and so […]