In the 1990s in grad school, a friend of mine was working on a project to develop a non-monetary based measure for a nation’s well being. Many had long questioned GDP as an adequate measure of economic progress or quality of life. I lost touch with my friend, but retained my interest in hers and … [Read more...] about What Can You Do? What Can You Be?
gross national happiness
Everything has a price and there’s no such thing as a free lunch (though the cost of a salad and blackberry lemonade - to go - at Wildflower Café is awfully reasonable). If you’ve ever wondered why things cost what they do, The Price of Everything by Eduardo Porter explains. “Prices are … [Read more...] about Check, Please