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Soul Power – informative talk by BK Sister Jayanti

August 31, 2011


Sister Jayanti, European co-ordinator of the Brahma Kumaris reflects on the power of the human spirit or the power of the soul which she defines as the original core values and universal qualities that the soul naturally possesses. Peace, goodness of spirit, inner wisdom are an innate part of our inner world. Also from the […]

Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index on TED talk

August 25, 2011


Statistician Nic Marks asks why we measure a nation’s success by its productivity — instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people. He introduces the Happy Planet Index …, which tracks national well-being against resource use (because a happy life doesn’t have to cost the earth). Which countries rank highest in the HPI? […]

Is GDP An Obsolete Measure of Progress? Time Online

August 25, 2011


An article by Judith D. Schwartz  Since last summer the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has gone up — indeed, it grew at a surprising 5.7% rate in the 4th quarter — seeming to confirm what we’ve been hearing: the recession is officially over. But wait — foreclosure and unemployment rates remain high, and food […]

Measuring Real Progress by Ron Colman

August 20, 2011


Measuring Real Progress by Ron Colman All of us— politicians, economists, journalists,  and the general public—have been completely hooked on the illusion that equates economic growth with well-being and prosperity. This was not the intention of those who created the GDP. Simon Kuznets, its principal architect, warned 40 years ago: The welfare of a nation […]