In 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:
- Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI)
- Index of Sustainable Economic Welfare
- Happy Planet Index (great TED talk on this, too)
- 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.