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What SHOULD we measure

Criticisms how do you measures freedoms and the roads

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Unformatted text preview: ones you didn’t take advantage of) We’re saying everybody should have the opportunity to live the life that they think is worthwhile Two aspects of freedom are key: Opportunity Aspect: ability to achieve valued functionings Process Aspect: ability to be agents – to affect the processes at work in their own lives or as general rules in the working of society. Criticisms: how do you measures freedoms and the roads not taken every day It is very hard to measure “freedom” or “capabilities” Income is still a pretty important indicator of where a country or a person is. We still rely on measures of income/wealth Income growth is a necessary but not sufficient condition for development GDP = final value of goods and services produced in a country in a year GNP = GDP + production of citizens who live overseas GDP per capita = GDP/population of a country (measures per capita are the biggest thing i...
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