“Economics is poised to change, but how is not yet clear,” ~ Article by Sabina Alkire

In ‘The Economy of Gross National Happiness,’ an op-ed article on the Project Syndicate website, Sabina Alkire writes of the need to rethink the economic status quo. Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness and the UN High Level Meeting on Happiness and Well-Being in New York in April 2012 provide a unique oppportunity for the international community to come together to define a new vision for the future path of economics.

“Economics is poised to change, but how is not yet clear,” she writes following the announcement of a new commission, established by Bhutan and to be chaired by its prime minister, which aims to generate the tools needed to orient economics to human well-being on a shared planet. “What is clear is that moral and intellectual leadership is essential.” Read the article in full.