Metingen van geluk door de overheid zijn onbetrouwbaar
Metingen van geluk door de overheid zijn onbetrouwbaar. Libertariër Ryan McMaken legt uit waarom de overheid dit niet aan kan.
When a parent leaves the work force to focus on parenting, this shows up in government stats as lower employment and less consumer spending — suggesting a less productive economy. But that’s not what’s going on at all.
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One of the central problems of aggregate measures of national income and well-being is the fact so much of it relies on incomes, wealth, production, and consumption measured in terms of dollars.
This means only activities that can be tracked, counted, and ranked based on dollar values and production totals will be among those activities reported as having value. These activities include the payment and receipt of wages, and the purchasing of consumer goods and services with money. But people also choose many activities that advance their happiness without showing up in any government statistics.
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Publicatie 20 september