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May 20, 2009

Gross National…Happiness?

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:

Shambhala!

Corny…

Boring…Bhutan’s Prime Minister…

Problems with GNP as an indicator:

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