How to measure Gross National Happiness (Toronto Star)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Since its emergence in the 1930s, per capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has been a proxy for our personal well-being. In short, our happiness.

Now two Nobel-laureate economists, Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen, have called for clarity about what passes for well-being. Their landmark report, submitted this week to French President Nicolas Sarkozy, is an impassioned plea to politicians and economists for a broader vision:

Just as money can't buy happiness, per capita GDP can't measure it.

Read the full article at The Star website.

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