Via Waylon Lewis
on Sep 11, 2012
There’s more to the measuring the health of a Nation and its People than Economic Growth & Progress. And, there’s less. Progress brings with it problems, as well as benefits. Recessions actually have positive side effects, along with the many negative ones. And there are other factors that don’t have dollar signs attached: access to safe streets, good education, real food.
With thanks for the tip on the below to Daniel Epstein:
“Robert Kennedy on GDP in 1968… his words are even more true today (2 minute speech)”
elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcomWaylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now