Erin is the Communications Director for U.S. PIRG New Economy Campaigns. She leads the New Economy Program's work on quality of life issues. Prior to that she was an AmeriCorps Site Coordinator with Reading Partners, and a Crisis Action Campaign Assistant. She received her Masters in Public Administration from the NYU Robert Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
Economic growth no longer serves as an accurate measurement of happiness. In order for the happiness movement to scale and succeed, it has to be seen as better than the growth mindset and the narrative of our current economic policies. We should be proposing and advocating for a new economy, with policies that help individuals meet their basic needs.