Measuring What Matters: Seeking a new understanding of wealth

By Mark Anielski, Stuart Slayen (Interviewer), Jason E.J. Manaigre (Technical Producer) on March 22, 2011

IISD Associate Mark Anielski spells out the pitfalls of relying on gross domestic product (GDP) as a measure of societal wealth. Anielski, an Edmonton-based economist, says that we need to measure the things that matter most to us to really understand how we're doing. And by establishing a true national balance sheet and redefining progress, we can achieve greater well-being.