At a Hard Time: The Metrics of Well-Being.

Network Dispatches

Paris, 7 January 2015

What is happiness? What is well-being?  What should we be targeting for our societies? It is important for active citizens in a participatory democracy (there is no other) that we come to a broadly shared vision of where we want to go, a straight-forward consistent strategy for how to get there, and some kind of measure so that we can see how we are doing.  Sad to say all three are  are lacking today and  we all are paying a high price for it. And if anything especially today.

je suis charlieListening ot the radio a few hours after the murderous attack  at Charlie Hebdo, I turned on my computer to find a short essay by Sandra Waddock, Professor of Management at Boston College, to an on-going discussion of “The Degrowth Alternative” currently underway under the aegis of a program of the Tellus Institute, The Great Transition Initiative – http://goo.gl/guWVeD   (Prof. Waddock can be contacted…

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