How our ‘GDP complex’ prevents us from asking — happiness or growth?: Morning Brief


All the hand-wringing this week over whether or not the U.S. economy has fallen into recession lacked an important consideration: What if the measure of GDP we’re all focused on is itself massively flawed? It’s a heretical question, because there’s a ‘GDP complex’ at work here. There’s an entire apparatus — economists, bankers, government officials,…

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