Remembering RFK: 40 Years Later

Remembering RFK: 40 Years Later

A tribute to a true progressive, tragically silenced forty years ago this week.

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Forty years ago this week, Robert F. Kennedy was tragically murdered just as he seemed poised to capture the Democratic nomination while running an insurgent anti-war campaign that challenged the basic way we measure progress and well-being in America. Earlier this year, the Glaser Progress Foundation, a Seattle-based foundation, released this video marking the anniversary of a famous speech in which Kennedy said the Gross Domestic Product counts “everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.”

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