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Alternative Indicator: The Big Mac Index

Nov 9, 2010
A Big Mac can do much more than satiate our appetite for burgers that require three pieces of bread: it can give us a lens through which to compa...
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Alternative Indicator: The Misery Index

Nov 3, 2010
Want to see just how half-empty your country's economic glass is? It's as simple as calculating the Misery Index....
Posted In: alternative indicator, economy 4.0, misery index, new numbers

Alternative Indicator: The Genuine Progress Index

Oct 26, 2010
There's more to evaluating a country's well-being than merely looking at GDP - that's why the non-profit public policy institute Redefining...
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Alternative Indicator: Brought to You by Google

Oct 12, 2010
Using its massive collection of e-shopping data, Google is working on an index that accounts for a daily measure of inflation. What is it? Ther...
Posted In: alternative indicator, Google, new numbers, price index

Alternative Indicator: The Happy Planet Index

Oct 7, 2010
The ambitious Happy Planet Index hopes to bring the lives of everyone on the planet into a perspective that balances what's most important to our...
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Alternative Indicator: The Human Development Index

Oct 5, 2010
Reminding us that, at the very least, our species is still developing, the Human Development Index attempts to rate and rank countries according ...
Posted In: alternative indicator, human development index, new numbers, United Nations

Kick in the Pants Toward Economy 4.0

Sep 29, 2010
The man's a legend. Kenneth Rogoff, economist extraordinaire. Used to be the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund and now when you ...
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Alternative Indicator: The Well-Being Index

Sep 29, 2010
How many people do you have to poll to accurately evaluate a country's well-being? The answer, according to polling giants Gallup and disease man...
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