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i've only seen one news item about this conference since last week, and the item was basically a press release announcing the results of a GlobeScan survey regarding popular interest level about the need for indexes replacing GDP:


This research across 10 countries shows public support for such broader measures of true wealth, looking beyond GDP. Clearly, international public opinion would be supportive of the goals of the Beyond GDP Conference in the European Parliament in November 2007.

it's too bad that there is not more media coverage of this growing interest and concern about moving beyond GDP-based evaluations, especially when a formal conference featuring top leaders of the EU is taking place to address these matters.

perhaps the media can only handle one paradigm-shift at a time.

Truth unfolds in time through a communal process.

by marco on Tue Nov 20th, 2007 at 06:12:45 PM EST
We badly need a Bretton-Woods 2.0, with new models and metrics applied universally.

The problem for any country or bloc is that it can't easily apply a new model unilaterally. So any change is going to have to be imposed by collective agreement.

That won't happen while a majority of influential players don't yet want to admit how badly broken the current system is.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Nov 21st, 2007 at 08:22:34 AM EST
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