The fact that economists were at the podium questioning the equivalence of happiness and GDP is a hopeful sign, a sign of a deep crack in the foundation of the economics discipline. But it is one thing to say there is more to happiness than economic growth; it is quite another to propose that economic growth is inimical to generalized happiness.” (Source:

Great article on the recent UN happiness conference organised by Bhutan. The author questions GDP but is also critical of some of the Beyond GDP ideas.