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Ministry of Propaganda - 03/Jan/2004: "Downshifting"

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Just before Christmas I wrote a posting about GDP -vs- Happiness. I haven't had the time to read the essays and papers I linked to yet, but I hope to find the time this weekend.

A few days ago I found something in The Independent which reminded me of this topic and that a growing GDP can't be the only measure for success: Apparently the number of people "downshifting" remains constant despite the trend being labelled a fad when it started.

Seems to me that the question of GDP -vs- other measures will remain and gain in importance with more and more people weighing material gains against time and other values they realise to be important.

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