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23 Cobb, Halstead, and Rowe, "If the GDP Is Up." Cobb, Halstead, and Rowe, "If the GDP Is Up."
24 Agence France-Presse, "Stiglitz Says GDP May Be Poor Indicator of Economy," Agence France-Presse, "Stiglitz Says GDP May Be Poor Indicator of Economy," Google News Google News, January 8, 2008, http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5i8WXcpn59kDray5lHqtu5PSvzl-A.
25 For a complete explanation of GPI, see For a complete explanation of GPI, see www/redefiningprogress.org.
26 Federal Reserve Bank and Deutsche Bank Economics Research, November 2008. Federal Reserve Bank and Deutsche Bank Economics Research, November 2008.
27 "U-M Professor Confronts America's Over-Consumption," University of Michigan Science Blog, December 2002, http:// "U-M Professor Confronts America's Over-Consumption," University of Michigan Science Blog, December 2002, http:// www.scienceblog.com/community/older/2002/B/20026323.html.
28 David Brooks, "The Culture of Debt," David Brooks, "The Culture of Debt," New York Times New York Times, July 22, 2008, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/22/opinion/22brooks.html?sq=david%20brooks&st=cse&scp=2&pagewanted=print.
29 This was a key subject of my last book, This was a key subject of my last book, Money Changes Everything: How Global Prosperity Is Changing Our Needs, Values, and Lifestyles Money Changes Everything: How Global Prosperity Is Changing Our Needs, Values, and Lifestyles (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2003). (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2003).
30 "a.s.set Building Program," "a.s.set Building Program," http://www.newamerica.net/programs/a.s.set_building/about_this_program.
31 Reid Cramer, "Don't Spend Your Tax Rebate!" Reid Cramer, "Don't Spend Your Tax Rebate!" American Prospect Online American Prospect Online, April 15, 2008.
32 Dani Rodrik, "Feasible Globalizations," Dani Rodrik, "Feasible Globalizations," NBER Working Paper NBER Working Paper 9129,August 2002, 9129,August 2002, http://www.nber.org/papers/w9129.
a Alex Berenson, "We Know the Winners. Now, Let the Games Begin," the New York Times New York Times, September, 10, 2000.
b Answers.com. "Washing Machine," www.answers.com/topic/washing-machine.
c Jiang Lin and Maithili Iyer, "Cold or Hot Wash: Technological Choices, Cultural Change, and Their Impact on Clothes-Washing Energy Use in China," Energy Policy Energy Policy,Volume 35 (2007): 3046-3052.
e Barney Gimbel, "The Richest City in the World," Fortune Magazine Fortune Magazine, March 12, 2007, http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2007/03/19/8402357/index.htm.
f "A Bouquet of Desert Flowers," The Economist The Economist, September 13, 2007.
g "Live Far Away? Most Likely You Drive Alone," WTOP Radio, June 14, 2007, www.wtop.com/?sid=1166861&nid=25.
h "Israel's Electric Car Will Cut Oil Needs," Middle East Times Middle East Times, January 24, 2008, www.metimes.com/Technology/2008/01/24/israels_electric_car_will_cut_oil_needs/7949/.
i "Doc.u.mented Civilian Deaths," Iraq Body Count, www.iraqbodycount.org/database/ (last accessed June 3, 2008). (last accessed June 3, 2008).
j Joseph Stiglitz, "The Three Trillion Dollar War," Times of London, Times of London, Feb 23, 2008, Feb 23, 2008, www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/guest_contributors/article3419840.ece.
k Karl Grossman, "master of s.p.a.ce," Progressive Magazine Progressive Magazine, January 2000, www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Pentagon_military/Masterofs.p.a.ce.html.
l "Come Fry with Me," The Economist, The Economist, Jan 30, 2003, Jan 30, 2003, www.economist.com/science/displaystory.cfm?story_id=E1_TVVJRPD. c04.indd 179 m "High-power microwave (HPM) / E-Bomb," Global Security, www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/munitions/hpm.htm, (last a.s.sessed June 9, 2008).
n "Electromagnetic Pulse Risks and Terrorism," United States Action, http://unitedstatesaction.com/emp-terror.htm (last accessed June 9, 2008). (last accessed June 9, 2008).
o Study: Price for border fence up to $49 billion Study says fence cost could reach $49 billion," San Francisco Chronicle San Francisco Chronicle, Jan 8, 2007, www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/01/08/BAG6RNEJJG1.DTL.
p Hector Tobar, "Weapons Flowing from U.S. into Mexico Leave their Mark," The Boston Globe, The Boston Globe, January 15, 2006, January 15, 2006, www.boston.com/news/world/latinamerica/articles/2006/01/15/weapons_flowing_from_us_ into_mexico_leave_their_mark/.
q Duncan Hunter as quoted in "Battle Over U.S.-Mexico Border Fence Heats Up," Fox News Fox News, March 15, 2004, www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,114090,00.html.
r Migration and Migrant Integration in the Atlantic Region Conference Report, Atlantic Conference 2007, March 22-24, 2007, Seville, Spain, 19.
s Amina Khan, "Could Illegal Immigrants Build the U.S.-Mexican Border Fence?" Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times, June 3, 2008, http://opinion.latimes.com/opinionla/2008/06/could-illegal-i.html.
t "Working Towards Wellness: The Business Rationale," World Economic Forum 2008.
u New America Foundation, "New Report Shows Impact of Employer Health Care Costs on Global Compet.i.tion and U.S. Jobs," news release, May 7, 2008, www.newamerica.net/pressroom/2008/new_report_shows_impact_employer_health_care_costs_global_compet.i.tion_and_u_s_jobs v Office of the Press Secretary, "Fact Sheet: The Pension Protection Act of 2006: Ensuring Greater Retirement Security for American Workers," news release, August 17, 2006.
w Scott Burns, "Your Pension May Be Worse Off than You Think," MSN Money, moneycentral.msn.com/content/RetirementandWills/P109918.asp. Allan Sloan, "General Motors Getting Eaten Alive by a Free Lunch," The Washington Post The Washington Post, April 19, 2005; page E03. Eduardo Porter, "j.a.panese Cars, American Retirees," the New York Times New York Times, May 19, 2006, www.nytimes.com/2006/05/19/automobiles/19auto.html x Eduardo Porter, "j.a.panese Cars, American Retirees," the New York Times New York Times, May 19, 2006, www.nytimes.com/2006/05/19/automobiles/19automobiles/19auto.html.
y Robert Davis, "Shortage of surgeons pinches U.S. hospitals," USA Today USA Today, February 26, 2008, www.usatoday.com/news/health/2008-02-26-doctor-shortage_N.htm since lifted the cap, it takes three to seven years to train doctors. Not to mention the fact that new generations of doctors are shying away from less lucrative but critical practice areas such as general surgery and family practice medicine, instead choosing specialty areas that pay better. Rural areas are especially hard hit by the lack of doctors. since lifted the cap, it takes three to seven years to train doctors. Not to mention the fact that new generations of doctors are shying away from less lucrative but critical practice areas such as general surgery and family practice medicine, instead choosing specialty areas that pay better. Rural areas are especially hard hit by the lack of doctors.
z Harvard Medical School, "Costs," http://hms.harvard.edu/admissions/default.asp?page=costs aa Christopher J. Conover, "Health Care Regulation: A $169 Billion Hidden Tax," Policy a.n.a.lysis no. 527, October 4, 2004, www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=2466 ab Richard Leviton, The Medical Monopoly: Your Tax Dollars Limit the Compet.i.tion, www.forhealthfreedom.org/Publications/Monopoly/TaxDollars.html ac "Nursing Shortage," American a.s.sociation of Colleges of Nursing, April 2008, www.aacn.nche.edu/Media/FactSheets/.
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ae "Green Revolution: Curse or Blessing?" International Food Policy Research Inst.i.tute.
af Prabhu Pingali and Terri Raney, "From the Green Revolution to the Gene Revolution: How Will the Poor Fare?" ESA Working Paper No. 05-09, November 2005.
ag Peter Rosset, "Lessons from the Green Revolution," Food First, April 8, 2000, www.foodfirst.org/media/opeds/2000/4-greenrev.html ah C. James, "Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2007," ISAAA Briefs No. 37, ISAAA: Ithaca, NY.
ai Lisa Schlein, Joe De Capua, and Sven Kruger, "For Humanity's Sake, Developing World Must Prepare for Soaring Urbanization," UN Population Fund UN Population Fund, June 28, 2007, www.citymayors.com/society/urban-population.html.
aj "Urban" is generally defined as 1,000 people per square mile or 400 per square kilometer.
ak Seewww.citymayors.com/statistics/urban_2020_1.html.www.citymayors.com/statistics/urban_2006_1.html; al See Inventory of New York Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory of New York Greenhouse Gas Emissions, April 2007. www.nyc.gov/html/om/pdf/ccp_report041007.pdfparks and open s.p.a.ces, promote public transportation, revitalize and reposition already developed areas through rezoning, and prevent new development in floodplains and other disaster-p.r.o.ne areas-particularly given the unpredictability of weather patterns in the Macro Quantum world.
am See www.verticalfarm.com or check out or check out www.organitech.com, an interesting company that has commercialized several VF technologies.
an A team of scientists at UCLA recently developed a nanotechnology process that dramatically reduces the cost of desalination. See "Engineers Develop Revolutionary Nanotech Water Desalination Membrane," University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, Los Angeles, November 6, 2006, November 6, 2006, www.physorg.com/news82047372.html.
ao Nicholas D. Kristof, "The Age of Ambition," the New York Times New York Times, January 27, 2008, www.nytimes.com/2008/01/27/opinion/27kristof.html?scp=4&sq=social+entrepreneurship&st=nyt.