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U.S. Leads the World in GDP, Not in "Human Development"

Nov 2, 2011
When it comes to the sheer size of the economy -- as measured by the Gross Domestic Product -- the United States leads the world. But GDP may not...
Posted In: alternative indicator, economy 4.0, human development index

Is the Market Terrified of Democracy?

Nov 1, 2011
If you want the economy to work better for more people, as the Economy 4.0 tagline goes, you might think putting economic policy to a vote is a...
Posted In: david brancaccio, economy 4.0, George Papandreou, Greece

What's behind the new measure of poverty?

Oct 31, 2011
Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio discusses the Census Bureau's new nuanced measurement of poverty and how it gives us a better understanding of who's poor.
Posted In: Economy

A New Look at Poverty and Debt

Oct 31, 2011
"Poverty." "Debt." We think we know what these words mean. But this week, with David Brancaccio filling in for Tess Vigland, Marketplace Money took...
Posted In: david brancaccio, economy 4.0

What's Behind the New Measure of Poverty?

Oct 31, 2011
There's a certain necessary arbitrariness in a lot of economic measurements. Somebody's got to decide how much inflation is good and how much is...
Posted In: david brancaccio, economy 4.0, poverty

The problems with the Volcker Rule

Oct 21, 2011
The Volcker Rule is supposed to make the financial world a safer place, but it's only in draft mode right now, and already facing obstacles.

The Problems with the Volcker Rule

Oct 21, 2011
In Washington, a piece of the financial reform law that was passed last year is having a tough time getting implemented. It's called the Volcker...
Posted In: Andrew Sheng, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Paul Volcker, Satyajit Das, Volcker Rule

Help Write the Rules for Bank Gambling

Oct 17, 2011
Our big bank regulators have a couple of questions for you. Actually, make that 394 questions....
Posted In: david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Volcker Rule

Happy: The Movie

Oct 14, 2011
A new documentary about the search for happiness is playing in Boulder tonight, Bellingham tomorrow as well as Buffalo, New York City, Flagstaff,...
Posted In: david brancaccio, economy 4.0, happiness, Happy, well-being

The Appalachian Trail Index

Oct 13, 2011
On Tuesday, David checked in on some unconventional economic indicators from early in the recession, and while researching, another unusual indic...
Posted In: alternative indicators, Appalachian Trail, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, new numbers

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"Food for Nine Billion" is a multi-platform media project that examines the challenge of feeding the world at a time of growing demand, changing diets, rising food and energy prices, shrinking land and water resources, and accelerating climate change. It is a collaborative project of Marketplace, Homelands Productions, the Center for Investigative Reporting, and PBS NewsHour.