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Thursday, May 12, 2005

A seven ways to measure where we're really at (The Globe and Mail)

By André Picard, Globe and Mail

Economic indicators only tell part of the story. Enter the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW).

What is the best measure of the health of a nation? In our money-obsessed, business-driven society, we tend to depend on a narrow set of economic indicators like gross domestic product, fluctuations of the dollar, and the closing numbers of the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX).

Sunday, May 8, 2005

How are we (really) doing? National index to tell us (Toronto Star)

A new Canadian index will gauge how people are faring overall, not just how much they're spending.
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