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Where Bhutan leads, the world follows. Well, sort of. The mountain kingdom was the first to start measuring Gross National Happiness , and yesterday the British government said it was going to start gauging public wellbeing alongside more traditional metrics like GDP.
Video: Forget the GDP. There’s a new way to measure the good things in life. posted Oct 08, 2010 In the words of Robert F. Kennedy, why does Gross National Product "measure everything [...] except that which makes life worthwhile"? Happiness and health are what we really want, but we have the perception that those things can be measured on an economic scale.