23 Jun '12, 2am

Dot Earth: Searching for a New Economy

Given persistent debt troubles , the deep divisions between haves and have nots, and wear and tear on the planet’s living systems, there’s much talk these days of new ways to define, gauge and nurture economic progress . In early June, Bard College hosted a weekend conference on “Strategies for a New Economy .” I joined David Brancaccio of public radio and PBS’s “Fixing the Future ” project to talk about media coverage of economic innovation (or the lack thereof). There was much more. You can replay some highlights via this Storify thread on the meeting . Also, video comments from some speakers have been posted online. As an appetizer, here’s one, from Robert Johnson , the executive director of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, who, among other things, said: Water and air are priced at zero…. On the other hand, if you cut off my air and water I would be willing to p...

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