Measure Dignity, Not Growth
dailykos.com — With the market up and the recession over for nearly a quarter, it sometimes seems that what we call the economy is impossibly detached from the lives of the people who live and work in that economy. It is. The question becomes, by measuring GDP are we measuring anything of worth? Are we measuring something that accurately reflects the economy? A growing number of economists think we need to change. Instead of measuring consumption as the mark of a strong economy, why not measure the quantity and quality of employment?