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Is there a more realistic alternative to GDP?  I'm clueless but are there other measures that would highlight more accurately where the growth has occurred and what this actually means with respect to those who have been losing out?

My thought is that GDP can only keep being used to boast about how well a country is doing for a finite time. Surely a plateau will be reached where although there is still growth for the top 0.1% the detriment of this disparity of wealth distribution is then taking chunks out of the economy through the social problems that are arising or becoming worse as a result?

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Sep 4th, 2008 at 07:32:53 AM EST
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