Economy 4.0 - Most Commented


How do we measure standards of living?

Oct 14, 2010
Are regular economic indicators still the best way to measure our economy? In our latest Economy 4.0 report, David Brancaccio investigates into why alternative indicators might be moving into the mainstream.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Personal Finance

Tunnel Vision

Oct 13, 2010
Zombie Tunnel, Breezewood, Pennsylvania. (David Brancaccio, 2010)...
Posted In: david brancaccio, economy 4.0, picture this

The Surprise Economic Diversity of Boulder County, Colorado

Oct 13, 2010
Let's play match the coffee shop with the town in which it is located. Both coffee shops are in Boulder County, Colorado, northwest of Denver....
Posted In: boulder, colorado, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, longmont

Alternative Indicator: Brought to You by Google

Oct 12, 2010
Using its massive collection of e-shopping data, Google is working on an index that accounts for a daily measure of inflation. What is it? Ther...
Posted In: alternative indicator, Google, new numbers, price index

Alternative Indicator: The Happy Planet Index

Oct 7, 2010
The ambitious Happy Planet Index hopes to bring the lives of everyone on the planet into a perspective that balances what's most important to our...
Posted In: alternative indicator, happy planet index, new numbers

The Thing About Tulips

Oct 6, 2010
Overflowing Flowers, Pike Place Market, Seattle, Washington. (David Brancaccio 2010)...
Posted In: david brancaccio, picture this, speculative bubbles, tulips

Alternative Indicator: The Human Development Index

Oct 5, 2010
Reminding us that, at the very least, our species is still developing, the Human Development Index attempts to rate and rank countries according ...
Posted In: alternative indicator, human development index, new numbers, United Nations

How Basel III will affect bankers and consumers

Sep 30, 2010
David Brancaccio looks how decisions made by the world's central banks will affect business owners and lenders.
Posted In: Banks

How is Basel III going over so far?

Sep 30, 2010
David Brancaccio has been studying new international banking rules as part of a new beat on Marketplace called "Economy 4.0," about tracking efforts to re-engineer the financial system. He talks with Bill Radke about how the new "Basel III" rules work and how experts feel about them.
Posted In: Banks

Basel III: The effects on bankers and consumers

Sep 30, 2010
Think for a second about the global economy -- in particular, the financial system -- and then ask yourself this question: Does it work? Does the...
Posted In: economy 4.0



About this collection

Special correspondent David Brancaccio and the Economy 4.0 team cover the economy of the future — and how to make it work better for more people. In the wake of the recent crisis, we investigate how the financial regulatory system is (or isn't) being reformed, how that will affect you and how we measure progress. Follow us on Twitter.