The equation of 'more' with 'better' - of standard of living with quality of life - is at the heart of a growing international debate about indicators of progress. At one level, the debate is about the adequacy of GDP (Gross Domestic Product) as the dominant indicator of national performance. However, the debate also reaches far beyond this question to challenge conventional thinking about progress. Quality of life includes both objective and subjective elements, so indicators of progress...[Show more]
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