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Happiness: measure of economic & social progress?

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

This week, The Economist’s debate is…

Motion: “This house believes that new measures of economic and social
progress are

needed for the 21st century economy.

Pro: Richard Layard
“Quality of life, as people experience it, has got to be a key measure of progress and a central objective for any government.” Read more.

Con: Paul Ormerod
“The real danger is the belief that by measuring happiness, it can then be predicted and controlled.”. Read more.


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