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Human Development &
Capability Association

Agency, Well-Being and Justice

Opinion piece: “Stop obsessing over GDP when talking about the pandemic recovery”

"As the COVID-19 crisis has mounted, it has become clear that this tragedy is also an opportunity to re-envision our society and our understanding of recovery or progress.

But most portrayals of the economic recovery from the pandemic focus almost exclusively on growth in GDP, with little consideration for the kinds of goods and services that are produced, the kinds of jobs people do, the lives people are able to lead, and the environmental effects on our world. ... "

Read the full opinion piece published August 10 on Business Insider:

Written by HDCA Fellows: Jay Drydyk, Sophie Mitra, Jack Simpson and Elaine Unterhalter

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