GDP as a measure of national well-being

A while back we had a spirited discussion on this blog about using GDP as a measure of national well-being, for example as the standard measure of whether a particular policy contributed to a country’s development.  The New York Times Magazine has an excellent article today about this question, and attempts by Amartya Sen, Joseph Stiglitz, and others to come up with more comprehensive and appropriate measures of the social good.

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About Jake Wobig

I teach international relations and comparative politics at Wingate University in Wingate, North Carolina
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