“The Happy Planet Index” – Nic Marks

Posted on January 27, 2011


“Statistician Nic Marks asks why we measure a nation’s success by its productivity – instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people. He introduces the Happy Planet Index, which tracks national well-being against resource use (because a happy life doesn’t have to cost the earth).”

A great speech, that mentions most of what we have been discussing regarding development, in a very articulate way! More details to be found one the New Economics Foundation website, as well as here.

* by Fan Sissoko.