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Books & Journals

Ancient Futures, by Helena Norberg Hodge
Using the small northern Indian state of Ladakh as her model, Norberg-Hodge demonstrates the devastating effects of the global economy on local indigenous cultures.
Development As Freedom, by Amartya Sen
"By showing that the quality of our lives should be measured not by our wealth, but by our freedom, Sen's writings have revolutionized the theory and practice of development." (Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the UN)
Stuff: The Secret Lives of Everyday Things, by John C. Ryan and Alan Thein Durning
Another way of looking at our ecological footprint, Stuff traces the resources used in making many of the things and foods we consume on a regular basis. It's a clarion call to conscious consuming.
The Economics of Happiness, by Mark Anielski
The author is an economist who has developed a model for actually measuring what he calls "Genuine Wealth," and shows how we can re-orient our thinking toward the pursuit of true happiness.
The Genuine Progress Indicator, by various authors
Now mostly out of print, these articles and pamphlets are available through the websites we have listed.