Across the globe, we have become obsessed with economic growth. Apart from one small country, Bhutan, with its refreshing concern for gross national happiness (GNH) rather than gross domestic product (GDP), every country is under the spell of this mantra. A numbers-driven growth paradigm has almost taken the place of religion today, and it is the one common foundation on which rest many important choices being made by people and politicians at all levels. This march to ever higher economic growth is pushing a set of choices that have not helped us solve the burning problems of our time and have ...


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