People in the Economy

Nightly news bulletins often tell us how the economy is performing using an array of acronyms and percentages that have, let’s face it, little meaning in our day-to-day lives. We are sold the story that economic growth is good for us all, “A rising tide lifts all boats”, and all the other cliches. However, critics of how we measure economic success are not hard to find. They argue that the way we currently determine ‘success’ has many blind spots and can leave a lot of people behind.

As the economy continues to evolve, how can we ensure that people get access to the goods and services, materials and components they need to help them live and prosper? What type of economy do we want to live in?