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Beyond Economic Development: The So-Called Happy Planet Index

By Martin W. Lewis | November 22, 2010 | 2 Comments

Most measurements of development rely heavily on per capita economic output. While the U.N.’s Human Development Index (HDI) considers education and longevity as well, Gross National Income remains an essential component. The use of such economic data as a proxy for overall development is controversial. Some find it unduly materialistic, focusing on the raw production

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