gross national happiness http://kplu.org en Seattle council wants you on the ‘happiness team’ http://kplu.org/post/seattle-council-wants-you-%E2%80%98happiness-team%E2%80%99 <p>The Seattle City Council has unanimously endorsed The Happiness Initiative, reports Sustainable Seattle, an organization that develops regional indicators of well-being and sustainability.</p><p>&ldquo;Measuring the subjective happiness or well-being levels of Seattle residents is an important tool that can help our council make effective policy decisions and can engage our community in conversations about what we really want from life and from our economy,&rdquo; City Council President Richard Conlin said in a press release.</p><p> Mon, 20 Jun 2011 20:42:13 +0000 Jake Ellison 1912 at http://kplu.org Seattle council wants you on the ‘happiness team’ Re-Imagining the GDP http://kplu.org/post/re-imagining-gdp <p>How should we measure societal progress and success?&nbsp; What is the economy really for?&nbsp; Is the measure of Gross National Happiness, championed by the tiny south Asian nation of Bhutan, superior to our Gross Domestic Product?&nbsp; How has Seattle become one of the centers in the U. S. pursuing such alternative measures?</p> Thu, 02 Dec 2010 08:30:02 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 260 at http://kplu.org Re-Imagining the GDP