American Dreams

notes on Speth, James Gustave. “The American Dream vs. The Gospel of Wealth.” Yes! Magazine. 29 June 2011. What is the American Dream and what is its future? There are three dualities that Speth examines in this article. 1. The Pursuit of Happiness: Public Good or Personal Pleasure? The ‘pursuit of happiness’ was launched in different, … Continue reading

Off the Pedestal

notes on Speth, James Gustave. “Off the Pedestal: Creating a New Image of Economic Growth.”  Yale Environment 360. 31 May 2011. Economic growth is our favorite thing here in America. The “growth imperative” dominates US political and economic life. There are limits of growth, however. Herman Daly: “if neoclassical economists were true to their trade, they’d recognize … Continue reading