Your money or your life? Putting wellbeing before GDP

By Richard Eckersley
January 2 2020 - 3:00am

In a speech in London last month, Iceland's Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir added her country to those putting wellbeing before GDP in their budgets, calling for "an alternative future based on wellbeing and inclusive growth". Growth was considered not only essential but also positive, she said, "but we need to think about how it is achieved and what does it cost?".