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S6: Animation: Well-Being in the New Economy

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Do we need to rethink how we measure economic well-being? The leading indicator GDP looks at the value of goods and services but does not consider many quality of life issues, such as a clean environment. Watch this animation, part of "How the New Economy Works," to see why coming up with alternative measures may be a good idea.

Episodes of NOW on PBS52

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Fixing the Future

Innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity in our new economy.

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Fixing the Future

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S6 Ep18: The Best of NOW: Issues and Insight

The series finale of NOW on PBS: A must-see television event.

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S6 Ep18: The Best of NOW: Issues and Insight

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S6 Ep17: The Best of NOW: The Wars

The wars in Iraq in Afghanistan -- on the ground over eight years.

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S6 Ep17: The Best of NOW: The Wars

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S6 Ep16: The Best of NOW: In-Depth Investigations

Going inside the economic meltdown and the role of government.

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S6 Ep16: The Best of NOW: In-Depth Investigations

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S6: Banking on the Locals

A bank cultivates prosperity by lending locally and giving profits back.

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S6: Banking on the Locals

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S6: Economist Editor: Think Long-Term

US Editor of The Economist says fix captialism by ending obesession with stock values.

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S6: Economist Editor: Think Long-Term

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S6: Economist: 401K Meet Local Co-op

Economist Jane D'Arista says retirement funds can be invested locally, avoiding Wall St.

11:24

S6: Economist: 401K Meet Local Co-op

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S6: Economist: Wake up to "Misplaced Priorities"

Economist David Korten says power is moving from Wall St. to Main St, which is ok by him.

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S6: Economist: Wake up to "Misplaced Priorities"

12:57

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S6: Good Jobs, Locally Grown

A community in Washington state pulls together to grow local jobs, using local resources.

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S6: Good Jobs, Locally Grown

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S6: Industrial-sized Co-ops?

Worker-owned cooperatives - with lofty goals - are on the rise and scaling up.

6:31

S6: Industrial-sized Co-ops?

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S6: Learning to Run a Co-op

Four women start a catering co-op; part of a national movement to and train co-op groups.

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S6: Learning to Run a Co-op

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S6: Living Large in Tiny Homes

A man creates a stunning tiny office that improves his work life and his bottom line.

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S6: Living Large in Tiny Homes

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S6: Trailer: Fixing The Future

Innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity in our new economy.

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S6: Trailer: Fixing The Future

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