Dethroning GDP

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 9:00am
For decades, rising GDP was considered key to improving society, but today that view is increasingly discredited by policy experts, political leaders, and even many economists, the world over. Demos has led an effort to challenge the dominance of GDP in the nation’s economic and policy debate, last year publishing Beyond GDP: New Measures for a New Economy.
 
As this debate intensifies amid growing economic distress, Demos is proud to welcome international scholar Lorenzo Fioramonti for a public forum on his new book, Gross Domestic Problem: The Politics Behind the World's Most Powerful Number. Greenpeace International Director Kumi Naidoo writes, "this book is long overdue. Finally, the political interests behind the GDP mantra have been unveiled, forcing us to rethink mainstream economic views and build a more just and sustainable world. It is indeed the most important struggle of our generation."
 
Time: Wednesday, April 10  |  9:00am – 10:30am
 
Location: Demos, 220 Fifth Avenue, Fifth Floor (Corner of 26th St.)