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“Measuring and preserving the Island way of life.”


 

Commentaries published in the Eastern Graphic:

The Island needs its annual checkups
Alan Rankin – 9 December 2015
 

Letters to the editor published in The Guardian:

‘Well-Being’ Act on what we value
Mike Nickerson – 25 November 2015

Irene Novaczek applauds Well Being Measurement Act
Irene Novaczek – 25 November 2015

Changing metrics on climate change for new direction
Andrew Lush – 21 November 2015

Peter Bevan-Baker’s Well Being Measurement Act interesting
Ashley Guergis-Greencorn – 20 November 2015

 


“Too much and for too long, we seemed to have surrendered personal excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things… Gross National Product counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage. It counts special locks for our doors and the jails for the people who break them… Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages, the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country, it measures everything in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.”

Robert F. Kennedy (1968)