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Came across this one this morning, thought it might be of interest here:

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France to count happiness in GDP
By Ben Hall in Paris

Published: September 14 2009 15:48 | Last updated: September 15 2009 08:52

Happiness, long holidays and a sense of well-being may not be everyone’s yardstick for economic performance, but Nicolas Sarkozy believes they should be embraced by the world in a national accounting overhaul.


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It's an interesting concept... but how do you measure it in a reliable way?

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I'm thinking that they might be measuring how happy people SHOULD be with all the perks listed in the article. Yes, it does seem hard to accurately measure, but as you say, nice concept.

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Ahh ... J'amie Francais, et yet another reason to love that Language.

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