Can we measure happiness? Is well-being a better measure of prosperity than GDP? And does economics fail to measure what matters?
Economics of Contentment Part 01 – First published on the Sydney Opera House Ideas website.
We’re continually told that we’re the “lucky country,” and yet public sentiment resembles a nation gripped by depression. Is it that our economy isn’t strong, that it is and we just don’t realise, or is it that we want something more? In his weekly, John Treadgold will be looking at the sources of the discontentment that seem to dominate political debate. In his first installment, John paints a glittering economic backdrop against which our dramedy of contentment plays out.