France is the latest country to move beyond Gross Domestic Product to measure economic success. And unlike many countries these days, the Frenchare not switching to measures of well-being and happiness. Instead, the French Office of Economic Analysis has announced plans to systematically measure "ennui," or boredom.

David Brancaccio reports for Marketplace Morning Report:

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