Priming the Economic Pump in 2009: A Users Manual

Apr 22 2009 - 4:34pm

Article/opinion piece in the New York Observer by Steve Cohen, Executive Director and Chief...

Portland merges offices to create new Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Apr 21 2009 - 7:25am

In January 2009, Portland City Council merged the Bureau of Planning with the Office of Sustainable Development to create the new ...

Draft "American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009"

Apr 6 2009 - 10:42am

On March 31, Henry Waxman, California Democrat and chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee and Edward Markey, Democrat from Massachusetts and Chairman of the Energy and Environment...

National Budget contains spur to new clean energy economy

Apr 6 2009 - 10:40am

President Obama on passage of national budget by the Senate: "This budget resolution embraces our most fundamental priorities: an energy plan that will end our dependence on foreign oil and...

Global food crisis

Feb 18 2009 - 8:55pm

The new world of soaring food prices.
April 2008

A five-part series by the Washington Post exploring the...

Economic Security

With the financial crisis that emerged before the end of the new century's first decade, many are now questioning the previously unquestionable mantra of "economic growth" as the top national, state and local priority for policy and planning. We can however leave aside this ideological baggage by focusing on the need for economic security. Here we address the basic need for adequate and meaningful livelihoods that provide the basis for improving our quality of life and pursuing our idea of happiness. Here we can also ask and hopefully answer "how much is enough."