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02/18/2014
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Lew Daly and I have a new piece on The New Republic examining states implementing the Genuine Progress Indicator. Because the piece is meant for a broad audience, some of the finer points had to be brushed over. This piece explains some of the more wonky questions about GPI. 1. Why not GDP? A lot...
02/05/2014
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In the New York Times, a former Wall Street banker begins a deep and emotional piece on wealth addiction with the following confession: In my last year on Wall Street my bonus was $3.6 million — and I was angry because it wasn’t big enough. I was 30 years old, had no children to raise, no debts...
01/22/2014
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Eugenio Proto and Aldo Rustichini have written a new column for VOX in which they argue that once GDP per capita reaches a certain level, it actually begins to correlate with lower life satisfaction. Of course, this result shouldn’t be too surprising; GDP is a measure of economic production, and...
01/16/2014
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The third quarter GDP numbers were released this morning, which show a GDP increase of 2.8 percent, an increase from the 2.5 percent reported for the second quarter. Among other factors, increases in personal consumption and state and local government spending helped contribute to the increase in...
11/07/2013
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Yesterday, Jared Bernstein and Dean Baker wrote about the new changes in how the Bureau of Economic Affairs calculates GDP. In short, as Bernstein and Baker explain: Now there is a new category in the quarterly G.D.P. reports called “intellectual property products,” including “entertainment...
08/01/2013
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Tomorrow’s fourth quarter GDP release will likely show a growth rate of around 1.1. percent, a substantial slowdown from the third quarter rate of 3.1 percent. Economists will report that this means the economic growth is slowing. Yet, as we ask continually, what is actually being measured by GDP?...
01/29/2013
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A new report from the Centre for the Study of Living Standards looks at economic well-being in Canada and the Provinces over a nearly 30-year period. Instead of using Gross Domestic Product to determine economic well-being, however, the new report uses a different indicator called the Index of...
09/20/2011
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