On this episode, Nate speaks with econometrician and sustainability researcher Gaya Herrington about her new book, Five Insights for Avoiding Global Collapse, a more in-depth and personal telling of her 2021 review of the Limits to Growth (LTG).
Studies show that a shorter workweek is healthier for people and the planet — but much of the conversation is focused on its impact on worker productivity or efficiency. This is a big mistake.
As the world continues to crumble around us, communities and cities have been turning to an economic model known as “Doughnut Economics.”
Humans aren’t made to process an unlimited amount of trauma. In fact, we’re wired to protect ourselves against it. Smith tells me that seeing so much destruction and feeling incapable of doing anything leads to a kind of moral distress.
Courtney White and host Alex Wise discuss the profound impact that could result from some simple changes in ranching and farming practices
Putting well-being first instead of GDP doesn’t mean you don’t care about people’s living standards – on the contrary, a decent standard of living is a basic prerequisite for a flourishing life.
The well-being evidence presents a fundamental challenge to the neoclassical concept of welfare – one which brings the rest of the edifice tumbling down with it.
Nic Marks founded the Centre for Wellbeing at the London-based think tank New Economics Foundation and also more recently founded Happiness Works.
Today, the Big Lottery Fund has published the final results from their Well-Being Programme evaluation which we, alongside colleagues at the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES), have been carrying out on their behalf since 2006.
In 2010, the Coalition Government began trying to reduce the national deficit through public spending cuts and welfare reform. This – along with the effects of the recession – became the ‘new austerity’.
Today, when people are asked where they come from, they proudly say: From Minamata.
The name of the popular American television series "Mad Men"comes from the nickname given to those who worked in New York City’s advertising agencies in the 1950s. The nickname came from the advertising profession itself whose members felt that one had to be a little mad to work on Madison Avenue.