What's the Economy For, Anyway?
An exciting new book from John de Graaf and David Batker, President and Co-Founder of Earth Economics.
What’s the Economy for, Anyway? is available for rent or purchase from Bullfrog Films.
In this review of the American economy, film host and Earth Economics President David Batker takes viewers on a sobering yet humorous journey, using numerous statistics and facts to compare the well-being of Americans to that of citizens in other industrialized nations. By introducing progressive economic ideas that build on our own economic history, the film effectively educates lay audiences, students and decision-makers alike. The film also points the direction toward economic solutions and policies (e.g. health care, fair trade, cap and auction, minimum paid vacation, etc.) and cites the Great Depression and subsequent New Deal as examples of how Americans have created new models and measures to pull through even more difficult times. The viewer is left with the understanding that systemic change is not only absolutely necessary but completely possible—in fact, it has happened before.
From the United Nations to the Prince of Wales, organizations are recognizing nature's value and working hard to ensure that natural capital is taken into account. This collection represents some key studies that show how government, non-government agencies, academic institutions and industries recognize nature's value.