Building the Next System from Emerging Next Systems

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Written by Economics of Happiness Conference speaker Anthony Flaccavento

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What if the Big Question were not “Where will the jobs come from?” but “What is the work that needs to be done?”

The work that needs to be done is enormous in scope, fantastically varied across our nation. It includes work to restore our land, forests and fisheries, revitalize our towns and cities, repair and update our infrastructure, vastly improve our health, reduce our energy, water and material use, accelerate the development of clean energy and dramatically reduce our carbon emissions, and so much more. Putting this body of work at the center of our economic thinking would begin to put the economy back where it belongs, at the service of people and communities.

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