Making happiness count in measuring national wealth

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happy faces from Bhutan

Gross National Product, or the total value of a country's economic activity for a year, has long been used to measure progress.

But is GNP the only indicator of national wealth?

Since the 1970s Bhutan has been experimenting with another yardstick that ties prosperity to well-being.

Charles Appel reports.

Duration: 2’58″

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