GDP (Gross Domestic Product): “Measures everything except that which makes life worthwhile,” John F. Kennedy pointed out back in 1968. So why does GDP still have such a hold on our society? Why are we unable to shift our focus at the societal level more strongly towards that which makes our lives worthwhile? How could we re-define wealth and progress in terms of holistic wellbeing, rather than continuing the current obsession with GDP? These are some of the questions to be explored by Professor Lorenzo Fioramonti and Martin Whitlock, at an event – titled The Republic of Wellbeing? Life Beyond GDP! – being held at Totnes Methodist Church from 7.45pm on Thursday 4th February.
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