America the Possible: Sources Cited
Below is a list of sources referenced in the New Dream video America the Possible, narrated by Gus Speth.
"Where America now stands in comparison with the world’s 20 advanced democracies..."
These international comparisons are drawn from:
- OECD, OECD Factbook 2010 (Paris: 2010);
- OECD, OECD Factbook 2009 (Paris: 2009);
- OECD, Society at a Glance 2011 (Paris: 2011);
- UN Development Programme, Human Development Report 2011 (New York: 2011);
- Sarah Burd-Sharps et al., The Measure of America: American Human Development Report 2008-2009 (New York: Columbia University Press, 2008);
- Kristen Lewis and Sarah Burd-Sharps, The Measure of America, 2010-2011 (New York: New York University Press, 2010);
- Charles M. Blow, "America's Most Vulnerable," New York Times, December 10, 2010;
- Charles M. Blow, "Empire at the End of Decadence," New York Times, February 18, 2011;
- Sam Dillon, "Top Test Scores From Shanghai Stun Educators," New York Times, December 7, 2010;
- Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger (New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2009);
- Environmental Performance Index 2012, Yale University;
- Ecological Footprint Atlas 2010, Global Footprint Network, October 13, 2010.
"Two-thirds of Americans consider walkability important when deciding where to live."
- National Association of Realtors, The 2011 Community Preference Survey: What Americans are looking for when deciding where to live, March 2011, p. 20.
"Americans report that they get more happiness from experiences than from material things."
- Travis J. Carter and Thomas Gilovich, "The relative relativity of material and experiential purchases," Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, vol. 98, no. 1 (2010), pp. 146–59.
"People who volunteer live longer and have lower rates of depression."
- Corporation for National and Community Service, The Health Benefits of Volunteering: A Review of Recent Research, April 2007.
"The average child spends 7 hours a day using electronic media."
- Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds, January 2010, p. 2.
"Some states are going beyond GDP and adopting GPI — the Genuine Progress Indicator."
- Maryland Department of Natural Resources, "Governor O’Malley Hosts GPI Summit," June 17, 2013.