The true test of an economy is not the rise or fall of GDP. The true test of our economy is the wellbeing of our land, our water and our people. – Russel Norman, State of the Planet 2011.
I’m dubious about the intellectual rigour of ‘green economics’, but the balance of the speech is very strong. There is no new policy but no one really pays attention to the Green Party’s policies anyway, so sticking to values and attacking the government is the smart approach. It’s easily the best of the three pre-election speeches this week.