I thought you might be interested in a paper that I and several colleagues just published in Nature titled "Time to leave GDP behind." The paper argues that we need new, more integrated measures of sustainable human well-being and that the stars are now aligned to allow this to finally happen.
You can view and download the paper here: http://www.nature.com/news/development-time-to-leave-gdp-behind-1.14499 (Please let me know if you have trouble accessing it.)
All the best
Dr. Robert Costanza
• Editor-in-Chief, Solutions (www.thesolutionsjournal.org)
• Chair of Public Policy
Crawford School of Public Policy (https://crawford.anu.edu.au/)
Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
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• Fellow, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Vermont
• Senior Fellow, Stockholm Resilience Center, Stockholm, Sweden.
• Senior Fellow, National Council on Science and the Environment, Washington, DC.