What’s the Economy For, Anyway?

photo courtesy Tax Credits, Creative Commons Attribution license
photo courtesy Tax Credits, Creative Commons Attribution license

What’s the economy for, anyway? Is it just about having the biggest GDP or the highest Dow Jones Average? Or is it about providing for a healthy, happy, fair and sustainable society?

Dozens of prominent experts and activists will offer parts of the answer to the big question of “What’s the Economy For, Anyway?” and offer out-of-the-box ideas about what can be done to make the economy serve us instead of vice-versa. David Bollier, a senior fellow at the Norman Lear Center, will participate in the panel called “Access to Knowledge.” Workshops will include in-depth analysis of current problems, comparisons to the economic performance of other industrial countries, and concrete policy solutions for a happier, healthier, most just and sustainable United States.

October 6, 2007
“What’s the Economy For, Anyway?” conference
October 5 – 7, 2007
Washington D.C.