There’s more to life, David Cameron

In 1968, US Senator Robert F. Kennedy suggested a country needed to be measured by more than economic success.

In 2008, French President Nicholas Sarkozy launched an initiative “to shift emphasis from measuring economic production to measuring people’s well being.”

It's time we admitted that there's more to live than money, and it's time we focused not just on GDP but on GWB - general well-being. Well-being can't be measured by money or traded in markets. It's about the beauty of our surroundings, the quality of our culture, and above all, the strength of our relationships.

In 2010 he was quoted as saying, “finding out what will really improve lives and acting on it is the serious business of government.”

And yet…

 

 

(quotes from “Thrive” by Arianna Huffington)