Financial meltdown worsens food crisis

Feb 18 2009 - 7:18pm

As global prices soar, more people go hungry
by Ariana Eunjung Cha and...

Sustainability and the new Commerce Secretary

Judd Gregg
Feb 4 2009 - 7:27pm

Washington, DC. The challenge of reconciling economic development and environmental protection especially confronts each new head of the US Commerce Department. Given the increased...

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."