on 30 June 2011
This book is an inspiration. A must read for educationalists, economists, politicians and probably everyone else who wakes up each day thinking they are at the beginning of a better world. Nic wants people to look for alternatives to measuring well-being or happiness other than by using GDP. As GDP has risen, happiness hasn't so why is GDP so important? This is a serious book written in a very accessible and entertaining way. I got it after watching Nic on TED talks. I wish more people with power would listen to this guy.
on 11 August 2013
Very interesting and thought-provoking. We live on a finite planet, so infinite growth, as measured by GDP, is not possible - why do governments act as though it is? We need a new approach to our interactions with the planet, and this book suggests the way forward. Should be required reading for every politician.
on 28 May 2014
A short book or extended essay on why well-being matters, what we can do as individuals and what the government should be doing to promote it. It should be compulsory reading for MPs, head teachers, civil servants, health managers, town planners, and pretty much everyone else!