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Kristin Vala RagnarsdóttirKristin Vala Ragnarsdottir
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The Nature article has created much interest in Iceland, with University of Iceland front page news, a newspaper article, a website article, and three radio interviews. What most people seem to be amazed over is that GDP actually is not a good measure of nation´s progress – and many are curious about the components of GPI (genuine progress indicator) and GNH (gross national happiness), to name just two. My take on this is that we need to do a lot better in explaining these new indicators. It would be great to hear from people in other countries. How can we make the new indicators that focus of people´s well-being and fairness more acceptable and more approachable?