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Beyond GDP

John Norris explains how our fixation with economic growth blinds us to broader measures of a society's health—or lack thereof.

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  • John Norris

Would you rather have the economy grow at 12 percent or 5 percent?

That’s not a trick question. An interesting new report by the Boston Consulting Group tries to measure not just the rate of economic growth around the globe, but the relative quality of that growth and how effectively governments are able to translate expanding economies into improvements in their societies’ overall well-being.

The above excerpt was originally published in Foreign Policy. Click here to view the full article.

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John Norris

Senior Fellow; Executive Director, Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative