Measuring the Good Life

There’s been a lot of debate lately on measuring the well-being of societies – is wealth all that matters, or should we be looking at other things, like the balance between work and the rest of our lives? The OECD’s Better Life Index “…aims to involve citizens in this debate, and to empower them to become more informed and engaged in the policy-making process that shapes all our lives.”

Just one problem…as the index focusses just on the OECD many democracy-challenged countries in the Middle East, Africa and Asia are not included!