Why Capitalism Wins. and How a Simple Accounting Move Can Defeat It

Why Capitalism Wins. and How a Simple Accounting Move Can Defeat It

GDP fully endorses the capitalist theory of value: it views market transactions as the only drivers of development, as opposed to non-market exchanges; it considers as positive all forms of production and consumption, regardless of their impact on economic welfare; and it neglects social and environmental impacts. For as long as our approach to economic growth is determined by GDP, capitalism will continue having the upper hand...

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From Wealth to Wellbeing: Lessons from the United Nations' World Happiness Report

From Wealth to Wellbeing: Lessons from the United Nations' World Happiness Report

Answer the following question. Imagine a ladder, with steps numbered from 0 at the bottom to 10 at the top. The top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the bottom of the ladder represents the worst possible life. On which step of the ladder would you say you personally feel you stand at this time?...

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Prosper or perish: Time for Sustainable Development

Prosper or perish: Time for Sustainable Development

With US President Donald Trump’s walkout of the Paris Deal, the agreement that aims to keep planetary warming by 2030 below the 2°C rise ceiling, the debate about sustainable development has gained increased traction, with advocates directly contradicting the president and saying it could generate millions of jobs. In this new development model, the United States, by hewing to outdated legacy technologies, risks being left behind.

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Measurement protocol is a work in progress globally

Measurement protocol is a work in progress globally

The wide scope of GDP's remit is best described by the most recent effort articulated in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal agenda, where in order to describe a comprehensive notion of development, we have articulated 17 goals with 169 targets and over 200 statistical indicators. The measurement protocol is considered by all experts, to be a work in progress and these are challenges which official statisticians and development scientists are engaging in.

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Historic Lineup of Experts on the ‘Science of Happiness’ to Keynote at the 2017 Global Wellness Summit

Historic Lineup of Experts on the ‘Science of Happiness’ to Keynote at the 2017 Global Wellness Summit

Leading thinkers – including Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, associate editor of the World Happiness Report; Mo Gawdat, Google [X] Chief Business Officer and author of “Solve for Happy”; Silvia Garcia, former director of Coca-Cola’s Happiness Institute; and Nancy Etcoff, who teaches the ‘Science of Happiness’ at Harvard Medical School – to analyze the latest discoveries from happiness science and what it means for businesses and individuals alike

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