Quality of Life Indicators in Context by Hazel Henderson
Global Current Issues: July 2017
Total US nonfarm payroll employment in June rose by 222,000 while May was revised up from 138,000 to 152,000 and April was revised up to 207,000. In 2016, job gains totaled 2.2 million. Over the past 3 months of 2017 job gains averaged 180,000 per month. Indicating strong ending to the Obama presidency. Trump’s decision to backslide on the Paris Climate agreement, see “Climate Risking the Trump Brand” changed dynamics at the G20 Hamburg Summit, July 7-8. With Germany’s Angela Merkel and France’s Emmanuel Macron now viewed as leaders of the free world. Trump’s meeting there with Putin with no reporters pitted him against Putin and Lavrov, with only Tillerson at this side- without even a US note-taker, let alone ...
The Global Boom in New Indicators
The perennial debate over whether income is a good measure of development continues. Today there is wide agreement that many other measures besides per-capita income are needed for measuring overall progress, from health and education to environmental quality as GlobeScan Surveys show, first by Ethical Markets Media in conjunction with the European Parliament’s Beyond GDP conference November 2007, by Ethical Markets in 2010 and by Ethical Markets with the ICAEW and Tomorrow’s Company in 2013 (www.Globescan.com and www.beyond-gdp.eu). The European Commissions’ Conference Beyond GDP in November, 2007, shows a new level of official interest. Britain’s New Economics Foundation released its Happy Planet Index following all the publicity around Bhutan’s efforts to measure Gross National Happiness (GNH) in that Buddhist ...