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Growth isn’t enough: we need a measure that shows how our society is really doing

Growth isn’t enough: we need a measure that shows how our society is really doing

our blog post from earlier this year , NEF has begun working with a range of organisations to broaden out this narrow focus, by developing a set of headline measures which can be used to assess national progress. By developing and then promoting these measures, we aim to refocus the debate on the features that public consultations have highlighted as being of greatest importance to people in the UK, including living standards as experienced by the majority of people; education, healthcare, housing, transport and all the basic services needed for daily life; fairness, and ensuring that the opportunities to lead a good life are genuinely open to everyone; protection of our environment for future generations; and of course, having a positive overall experience of life. As well as painting a much more meaningful picture of how society is doing, using a carefully selected a set...

Full article: http://www.neweconomics.org/blog/entry/why-todays-gdp-rel...

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