New Zealand gets rid of an insane economic measure

My long term friends know I think the GDP is insane. If I drive recklessly and cause accidents, I raise the GDP: smash repairs, insurance, police fines, maybe lawyers and judges, maybe jail all add to the GDP. If I look after the environment by not driving a car at all, I am lowering the GDP. You might read my 100 word story, Genius, which explains this concept further. Yes, in 100 words.

The King of Bhutan agrees with me, but now a highly developed country has also switched to looking after wellbeing instead of “economic growth.” This is that world leader in so many fields, New Zealand.

About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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