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U.S. Leads the World in GDP, Not in "Human Development"

When it comes to the sheer size of the economy -- as measured by the Gross Domestic Product -- the United States leads the world. But GDP may not be the best way to answer the question of how we're really doing. Today the United Nations Development Programme releases a new measure that shows the U.S. is *not *number one.

David Brancaccio talks about the latest from the Human Development Index on Marketplace Morning Report.

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Stan Alcorn is a multimedia journalist in New York City. He has reported for NPR and WNYC, where he has focused on business and the New York tech scene.

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