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We’re measuring our economy by the wrong numbers!
October 9, 2011, 9:45 pm
Filed under: Politics

This compelling article in Sunday’s NY Times points out that the numbers used to measure the health of the economy are absolutely the wrong ones. Instead of G.D.P., stock indices and trade data — that are “so deeply flawed as to be irrevelant or worse, dangerous distractions” — approximately assessing only the status of corporations, banks and the military, we should be looking for numbers that reflect what real citizens want and need.

After, it’s the corporations, banks and military that got us into this mess in the first place, and they are still profiting handsomely from “our” recession. It’s a bit like a cattle rustler stealing a cow from us, and then demanding that we pay for its room and board!

Measuring happiness (or at least, contentment) is what many successful European countries do, and we fall very short when it comes to this.

Read this powerful article by David J. Rothkopf: “Redefining the Meaning of No. 1”:

(David J. Rothkopf is the author of the forthcoming “Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government — and the Reckoning that Lies Ahead.”)

. . . And start checking your life to see if it measures up on the “happiness scale”!