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Tuesday, June 17, 2003

Frightening

Let's take the coolest country in the world: Bhutan. Why do I say that Bhutan is the coolest country in the world? Because the Dragon King (yes!) some years back, decided that it was wrong to look at a country's well-being in terms of Gross Domestic Product (cash. bling bling. mazoola.) He decided that Bhutan should attempt to measure Gross Domestic Happiness. Honestly! An entire nation, working towards making its people happy. In 1999, the nation lifted its ban on television. The legislature, the king, the advisors, all seemed to think that it could only increase the happiness. Right? Right? Suddenly, there's a crime spree. Drug use. WWF.

At least, according to this article.
- Rowan Kaiser, 3:34 PM
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