Gross National…Happiness?

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on May 20, 2009
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The pursuit of Gross National…Happiness? In Bhutan, it’s Policy.

We all readily admit that there’s more to the pursuit of happiness than money. Can’t buy me love. The best things in life are free. Then why do we measure our economy, our national health, based solely on a constricted, perverted, limited view of progress. NYTimes video on Bhutan, where the government includes such happiness factors as the environment in their measuring of their country’s health. Video:

Rachel Maddow:



Boring…Bhutan’s Prime Minister…

Problems with GNP as an indicator:


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4 Responses to “Gross National…Happiness?”

  1. JoanaSmith says:

    Love the Stiglitz interview. He's so smart.

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