Tag Archives: economy

Video: Go Figure – What Would It Cost to Save the World?

Instead of investing in other global priorities, we’ve spent $1.6 trillion on the military.

Video: What’s the Economy For, Anyway?

Ecological economist Dave Batker questions whether GDP is an adequate measure of society’s well-being and suggests workable alternatives.

Video: If the Federal Budget Were Oreos… by Ben Cohen

Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream presents this delicious take on US spending with the fine folks of True Majority.

May 13 – Free Community Film Screening in DC: “Crossing the American Crisis”

Come to the DC premier screening of this film which – in the spirit of Wisconsin – takes us across the U.S. amidst the economic collapse to find people’s grassroots solutions.

From Racehorse to Workhorse, by Bill McKibben

Selection from Eaarth: Making Life on a Tough New Planet Here’s a better metaphor:  the economy that has defined our Western world is like a racehorse, fleet and showy.  It’s bred for speed, with narrow, tapered legs; tap it on the haunch, and it accelerates down the backstretch. But don’t put it on a track where […]