Bye Bye GDP

One of the proposals for the future WE want is abolish GDP. Here are some alternatives:

The currently used measurements of how well our countries are doing are very limited. The question that we should ask ourselves is: what is Wealth anyway? Continue reading

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The Richest People in the World

How about thinking beyond money for once? This list is not about Dollars.

The (en)rich list is another kind of list than the Forbes one. Both are, however, looking at the wealthiest people in the world. This one combines the people with the most world-changing ideas. It was put together by the Post Growth Institute. Continue reading

We Want More More More

That there’s something wrong with the 1% – 99% division in our world is obvious.

But apparently, rich people are unethical on many more levels. Maybe that’s why the richer get richer and the poor stay poor?

A new psychological study by the University of California in Berkeley shows that the richer the people, the more they tend to cheat, lie and steal compared to poorer people. Continue reading

What is Wealth Anyway?

In Buthan they collect data on Gross National Happiness rather than Gross Domestic Product.

Real wealth has no money flow until humans impose one.” The same goes with happiness. We all know that money doesn’t make people happy, but still we believe that Continue reading

You Got it!

What is the most precious thing you have? Isn’t it the time you have in this life? It’s the only real thing you can invest.

Time isn’t money. It’s much more important, more valuable. With time you can do anything. That’s why a bank for time seems much more valuable to me than the one which messed up our economic system.

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Equality is Better for Everyone

Let’s imagine for a moment that there is a simple solution to most of the problems our societies have these days. Let’s call this solution equality.

It’s not my idea really, even if it does seem quite logical to me. It is however the main idea of a booked called The Spirit Level. Who is behind the book? It’s the same man who said that if Americans want to live the American dream, they better move to Denmark.

The New York Times has been asking this week: “Is the US still a Land of Opportunities”?

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