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I first became interested in "bad metrics" in a rigorously quantitative way by reading Daly and Cobb, who suggested a fairly elaborate, thought-out alternative to GDP for measuring national well-being.  I think several proposals along these lines have been floated, including  a brief attempt by the King of Nepal to establish a National Happiness Index...

More food for thought from Gar Alperovitz... on the idea that "wealth should benefit the community directly."

The difference between theory and practise in practise ...

by DeAnander (de_at_daclarke_dot_org) on Thu Jun 23rd, 2005 at 12:32:27 PM EST
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