Beyond GDP

HoodOrnamentIn my recent post, “Better,” I referenced Umair Haque’s emphasis on alternative measures for the health and “wealth” of a country.  Others have not only made similar arguments, but have developed alternative indicators.  If you’re curious to learn more, check out the following:

  1. Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI)
  2. Index of Sustainable Economic Welfare
  3. Happy Planet Index (great TED talk on this, too)
  4. The State of the USA

If you know of any others, please include them in a comment, and I’ll be sure to post them, as well.