Gross National Happiness: The Cat’s Meow

As Alice remarked, she had seen a cat without a smile before but never a smile without a cat. Gross National Happiness, the wonderful new and improved measure of national well-being about which I wrote the last time, is according to James Elliot, like the cat’s meow but with no cat in the background to back up the meow. James posted a comment which I thought was significant enough for all to ponder. Thanks for carrying the discussion forward.

{Disclaimer: The following views belong to James and I while I concur with them largely, there are points that I may differ on in detail.}

I find GNH creepy too.

We’ve been having a discussion about this on a Buddhist site. Apparently some think GNH is the cat’s meow. Maybe so, but where’s the damn cat?
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