What's the Economy for, Anyway?
The issue of the economy is unquestionably one of the most pressing in America today, and solutions cannot wait. "What's the Economy for, Anyway?" is a film - and now book! - that covers many of the issues within the larger economic question, including the efficacy of the GDP as a dominant economic measure, tax policies favoring the wealthy, frayed health and social safety nets, and a tattered environment.
“De Graaf and Batker pose a provocative question: what is the economy for if not to maximize the well-being of the citizenry?...[Their] criticisms—of big business, taxation, American universities, Obama’s response to the financial meltdown—are lucid; what comes as a pleasant surprise is that their solutions are no less clear and actionable.” –Publishers Weekly
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This project and webpage has been made possible with the generous support of:
The Mountaineers Foundation
Patagonia Environmental Grants Program
The Sigrid Rausing Trust
The Rockefeller Brothers Fund
The Glaser Progress Foundation