Looking Backward: Economics and the Cult of Yesterday

GDP and productivity don’t measure what’s really going on in the economy—or in people’s lives. Jonathan Rowe on measuring what matters.

The Gross Domestic Product

Testimony of Jonathan Rowe Co-director of the West Marin Commons Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Interstate Commerce, Trade and Tourism March 12, 2008 […]

If the GDP Is Up, Why Is America Down?

Why we need new measures of progress, why we do not have them, and how they would change the social and political landscape