28 Feb '14, 2pm

How GDP Measures Everything ‘Except That Which Makes Life Worthwhile’ ⊕

How GDP Measures Everything ‘Except That Which Makes Life Worthwhile’ ⊕

Governments, media and much of the public are preoccupied with the economy. That means demands such as those for recognition of First Nations treaty rights and environmental protection are often seen as impediments to the goal of maintaining economic growth. The gross domestic product has become a sacred indicator of well-being. Ask corporate CEOs and politicians how they did last year and they’ll refer to the rise or fall of the GDP. “Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages, the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country. It measures e...

Full article: http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/28/gdp-except-makes-life-wort...

Tweets

All black everything. Except for his sneakers. ...

twitter.com 10 Mar '14, 5am

To bring you Twitter, we and our partners use cookies on our and other websites. Cookies help personalize Twitter content,...

#GDP, the #Dollar, the #Deficit, the #Ukraine a...

philstockworld.com 28 Feb '14, 2pm

The virtuous trade / Phil throws out so many ideas, that understandably he rejects all calls for a running total of how al...

Our Rolex inspired bracelets are moving QUICK!

More Home Products TERMS & CONDITIONS Contact Cart Twitter Facebook Search Copyright © 2014 All Gold Everything ™ Online S...

The internet makes it such that any person coul...

searchenginejournal.com 01 Mar '14, 6am

I like what you have to say here, but I remember reading how unreliable and misleading Klout.com can be with its rankings ...

via @rubymonk

via @rubymonk

rubymonk.com 01 Mar '14, 5am

Experience dynamic power. You've learned the basics of writing code with code in Metaprogramming Ruby. Now take it to the ...

I NEED THESE IN MY LIFE!

solestruck.com 01 Mar '14, 5pm

1. Do I have to use the "Sign in with Facebook" option on your site to get the discount? Yep! That is the only way to get ...

@JCshoes yeah i need you in my life.

@JCshoes yeah i need you in my life.

jeffreycampbellshoes.com 06 Mar '14, 7pm

FREE SHIPPING & RETURNS ON ALL U.S. GROUND ORDERS Jeffrey Campbell currently offers free ground shipping on all US orders!...

Measuring progress with GDP is a gross mistake

Measuring progress with GDP is a gross mistake

davidsuzuki.org 28 Feb '14, 12am

It's a strange way to measure either economic or social well-being. The GDP was developed as a way to estimate economic ac...

SEOSPAIN: IoE (The Internet of Everything) Coul...

namepros.com 01 Mar '14, 5am

IOT is absolutely not a consumer play Al, you are right. I did a piece that showed how Cisco acquired IOE in stealth mode,...

Everything I love about Bitcoin, in a single th...

twitter.com 03 Mar '14, 10pm

To bring you Twitter, we and our partners use cookies on our and other websites. Cookies help personalize Twitter content,...

Life insurers should benefit the society #lifei...

cpf.gov.sg 06 Mar '14, 7am

[SINGAPORE] The life insurance industry plays an important role in society and should remain committed to that purpose, sa...

Why we don't need an Internet of Everything

Why we don't need an Internet of Everything

greenbiz.com 13 Mar '14, 11am

A friend recently sent me a link to a YouTube video from a portion of Cisco Live! 2013, held last June in Orlando. The vid...

When our #nails match our #heels, it makes us feel like we really have our life together.

When our #nails match our #heels, it makes us f...

chineselaundry.com 06 Mar '14, 5pm

Super chic patent heels featuring a strappy upper that buckles at the ankle ensuring the perfect fit. From boyfriend jeans...

Everything that’s wrong with the suburbs, in one image

Everything that’s wrong with the suburbs, in on...

grist.org 03 Mar '14, 8pm

Suburbia sucks for a lot of reasons : Public transit usually isn’t as timely or extensive; commuting takes longer; ameniti...