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Old 29-04-12, 20:19
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Default Oxfam launches Humankind Index to measure wellbeing

The charity's Scottish arm has used measures including health, transport, family life and employment to evaluate quality of life

Oxfam index shows prosperity rise

Gerry Hassan: Imagine a place where money isn’t everything

Wait a minute...

This isn't news.

This isn't Scottish - it is Global compare and contrast.



So many connections but will stick with these Gerry Hassan links

Especially for Earthtracer because I know how much he admires DEMOS

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Sheila, you are indefatigable at delving into the huge piles of ordure that the internet and other rapid means of communication have generated. It is good that you do, because most of us are turned completely off - which allows the like of Elvidge and other schemers to scheme with impunity, politicians being largely (though not all of them) useless.

As for Demos, it is just another self-promoting bunch who have created a little polemical niche for themselves, where they can sound off and presumne to be important. There are a whole load of these outfits now, none of which are of any real importance, imho, and all representing their own wee viewpoints. Can't be bothered with any of them.

I think I am becoming rather cynical....
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This "new economic paradigm" is global.


Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) and General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser at high-level meeting on happiness. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe


It has got absolutely nothing to do with the stage show that is party politics.

Perhaps the most worrying aspect of all this is that well-meaning people are being manipulated into agitating for this...

I can see the appeal, it sounds lovely. However having ploughed my way through a lot of very boring reports, "Measuring what Matters"
boils down to the state measuring EVERYTHING, right down to individual and household level, in real time and over time, well-being and sustainability...
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If it can't be measured then it obviously isn't important...
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Yep, you can't measure love...

Diane

P.S. The geezers in the piccy look SO happy, don't they?
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Yep, you can't measure love...

Diane

P.S. The geezers in the piccy look SO happy, don't they?
You should see them when they're miserable...
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If they are representative of Happiness, I fear the scheme is DOOOOOMED!

The answer is, when dealing with pollsters and the like, always, always LIE!
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