Carnage over Care

On the twentieth century’s measures of success.

Robert Kennedy, Presidential candidate, in 1968:

“The Gross National Product counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear out highways of carnage. It counts special locks for our doors and jails for people who break them…It counts the destruction of the redwood and the loss of our natural wonder in chaotic sprawl…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 everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.”

The New Economics Foundation opens up the

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