Monday, September 14, 2009

Stiglitz Commission Report

The Stiglitz Commission has submitted its report, and Sarkozy says he will push its recommendations for new ways to measure economic progress that rely less on the standard macroeconomic indicators such as GDP and more on measures of "individual well-being." You will recall that this all began with a call for a new "politics of civilization." Twenty-two experts were called in to help define the civilizing process, and today's report is the result. Time will tell what comes of it.

Here is Stiglitz's comment.