Ronald Colman: What Really Counts. The Case for a Sustainable and Equitable Economy
10 January 2023
In India he asked: Why don't eco- promotes the idea of "Genuine Progress nomists talk about "the gap between the rich Indicator" and the example of Canada: Ca- and the poor?" All the while he was con- nadian Environmental Sustainability Indi- firming his belief that the capitalist eco- cators. [...] nomic models ignore "nature's role in power- The book, in fact, describes the life ing human systems and downplay the adventures of working on a new economic suffering and tensions of extreme poverty, system: "hope, disappointment, and tough inequality, and lopsided power dynamics" lessons" (p. [...] It is an awareness of the better educated? Are we financially more failure and irreversibility of global trends, secure? Is our natural world cleaner? Are and praise of economic and ecological au- we leaving the conditions of life on the tarchy. [...] He also take into consideration health, economic, showed the lack of logic in using the GDP, and social benefits and costs of economic because it does not allow the assessment activity and accounts that assess the eco- of "overall well-being and societal progress" nomic value of the natural, human, and (p. [...] He referred to financial per- definition of the GNH, the fight against formance: "The reliance on gross income testing in education, the attempt to con- and growth statistics inevitably underplayed vert agriculture to organic farming and the the rising debt levels" (p.