sábado, 6 de marzo de 2010

PIB y bienestar

Interesante párrafo sobre GDP, ética y bienestar:

Despite my post about the troubles with GDP below, GDP per capita remains a very useful rough estimate of a country’s standard of living. In my happiness research paper, I included  a section defending economic measures like GDP against the charge that measures of money reflect especially “materialist” priorities. On the contrary, I argued, measuring the money at peoples’ disposal is a way to not take sides in arguments about which values ought to granted the highest priority. Because money is not intrinsically valuable, but can be converted into countless things that people do value, income proxy measures like GDP honor the plurality of values by standing relatively neutral in debates about what we should care most about.

De Will Wilkinson.

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