Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index | Video on TED.com

This is a brilliant lecture. Some highlights:

Our national accounting system became fixated on how much we can produce. But "GNP measures everything except that which makes life worthwhile" - Kennedy

People all around the world want happiness...love, money, health are not nearly as important as Happiness

Costa Rica has a life expectancy of more than 78 years; higher than US. 99% of their electricity is from renewables; they abolished the army in 1949; and they have one of the highest literacy rates in the world.

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