French to measure happiness

14/09/2009

French President Nicolas Sarkozy today announced that France will implement new indicators of economic performance incorporating measures of “well-being” and environmental degradation drawn up by a panel of international economists. Click here to read the full story, and here to read Joseph Stiglitz' explanation of why GDP may not necessarily be a reliable indicator of societal well-being.

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