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Planetary Boundaries, a Successful Top-Down Policy, and the Concept of Inclusive Wealth

Looking back one, two and five years ago today on Worldchanging:

2009
Planetary Boundaries and the New Generation Gap
A classic piece by Alex Steffen, in which he explores the growing urgency for real action that responds to our planetary boundaries...

2008
China Watch: Plastic Bag Ban Trumps Market and Consumer Efforts
Yingling Liu reports on the success of China's recent plastic bag ban, which has been immediately accepted by consumers. In a country where billions of plastic bags are used each day, the government's top-down policy move will likely benefit the country's environment and energy security well before market forces or consumer-led efforts are able to achieve similar impact...

2005
Introducing "Inclusive Wealth": A New Economic Measure of Sustainability
Alan AtKisson wants to introduce you to "Inclusive Wealth," technically a reform of neo-classical economics, using accounting prices (i.e., substitution prices) to put a monetary value on key capital stocks in nature, the manufactured economy, human welfare, and human knowledge. He writes "Fix the economics, and fixing a million other problems in this world that are currently very, very hard to change will get noticeably easier"...


Other recent "look backs":
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China's plastic bag ban is great. In my travel I see this scourge in many different countries.


Posted by: Metaphysics on 4 Jul 10

Honestly, until now I haven't really heard of the Concept of Inclusive Wealth, so I have decided to investigate some more since I don't like to feel ignorant. Thank you


Posted by: Robert on 22 Jul 10

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