In an earlier bog post http://agenomics.ca/2013/02/are-canadians-happy/ I talked about emerging approaches for measuring improvements in Canada.  In today’s Globe and Mail, economist Dan O’Neill talks about the need for new measurements, beyond that measured by GDP.   Mr. O’Neill talks about the need for a ‘progress indicator’ but I believe this already exists through the Canadian Index of Well-being at the University of Waterloo https://uwaterloo.ca/canadian-index-wellbeing/ .

A quote from the article:  …we live on a finite planet and we can’t keep growing the economy forever, but also because growth just isn’t working on its own terms any more. It’s unsuccessful in improving people’s lives.

Let’s start measuring the right things and that will motivate us to move the right levers to make Canada an even better place for all to live!

See article in Globe & Mail by Drew Nelles:

http://m.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/is-gdp-the-right-way-to-measure-progress-one-economist-says-no/article10242590/?service=mobile