In this unique historical moment, it seems worth asking: What does the conventional way of measuring the economic landscape of value exchange leave out, and can we remedy that marginalization without disrupting the institutions we depend on? Put another way: How many living future values are excluded from market prices, how does that erode value in our day-to-day experience, and what can we do to make this right?
The political, economic, and technological trends of the moment suggest answering this question will be the big challenge facing decision-makers at all levels, for many years to come.
Since 1999, I have been working on a way of translating ecological economics broadly into the day-to-day activities that define our experience of work, life, income, and policy. To qualify for this role, the operative analysis must respond to the demand inherent in all ecological processes, and add value to the human space…
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