New metrics will supplement GDP and other economic measures to provide better indicators of quality of life



"According to a study by Ethical Markets Media and GlobeScan, many people believe that such economic indicators are limited gauges of a nation’s total economic activity, much less the overall standard of living. Critics advocate for a new metric that accounts for environmental and public-health factors, social welfare, infrastructure, and other quality of life factors. The United Nations’ Human Development Index is perhaps the best-known and most widely cited alternative."


Magazine "The Futurist"


http://www.wfs.org/Forecasts_From_The_Futurist_Magazine