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    Veteran Enthusiast Sniper's Avatar


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    Using GNH to determine a countrie's wealth?

    Most countries use GDP per capita (PPP) to determine their wealth, which basically takes the amount of money the country makes, divides it by the population, and takes into consideration how much things cost in different areas.
    However other countries take into consideration GNH (gross national happiness) which states how happy the population is in the country, based on a few things such as: psychological well-being, ecology, health, education, culture, living standards, time use, community vitality, and good governance. It really concentrates on the people's well being and the concepts of Democracy. The government would make decisions based on GNH of the population and how those decisions would affect the GNH.
    The US on a worldwide scale is number 23 out of about 200 countries.
    You might want to read this article, and if you can find a chart or list of all the countries' in the world GDP can you post it here? I couldn't find a list.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/04/scien ... .html?_r=1
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    Re: Using GNH to determine a countrie's wealth?

    Personally I find happiness to be for pansies and ladymen, so judging a country by it's amount of said ladymen seems like a bad move.

    Plus, whereas GDP is pretty much a solid number, GNH can be heavily influenced by bias and malicious intent.


 

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