Archinect - Features 2014-08-21T19:57:42-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/20989605/contours-whither-goest-thou-green-economy-part-2 CONTOURS: Whither Goest Thou, Green Economy: Part 2 Sherin Wing 2011-09-19T13:12:29-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cw/cwqw77wes3gzde9x.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> There is an unofficial index in <em>The Economist</em> which they call the &ldquo;<a href="http://www.economist.com/node/21529079" target="_blank">R-word index</a>.&rdquo; It tracks the number of times the word &ldquo;Recession&rdquo; appears in the press. It is on the increase, and no wonder, with unemployment in the U.S. still hovering at around 9-10% (depending upon whose numbers one follows), and with growth flat and the <a href="http://http:/www.economist.com/node/21529029" target="_blank">Fed promising not to raise interest rates until mid-2013</a>. Meanwhile, the Eurozone has continued to falter over what to do about the drag that the so-called &ldquo;PIIGS&rdquo; (Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece, and Spain) continue to wreak on the Euro and what to do about it. Japan is not faring much better. In fact, most developed nations have had a very rough time of it over the past few years, and it looks as if the trend may continue.</p>