"Disruption" was the buzz word at this year's Skoll World Forum, which concluded today after three days of bringing together leading social entrepreneurs to share ideas for a better future.
Countries need a new measure—as a complement to, not a replacement for economic growth—that assesses and quantifies factors that really matter to real people: Do I have enough to eat? Do I have shelter? Can I get an education? Do I have a fair chance to get on in life without facing discrimination? Economic measures, whether it is GDP or income inequality, are mere proxies for wellbeing. We need to measure wellbeing directly.\n
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