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Rising GDP is not itself a measure of progress. It misleads because (a) GDP considers only prices and (b) GDP includes everything we buy. But Sum:Q can account for the perceived qualities of what we buy. And when those representing personal or communal burdens are subtracted from Sum:Q  the net number, net Sum:Q  will trend differently than GDP. It can stagnate or fall even as GDP rises, yet upwardly respond to contextual improvement in quality of life Recent attempts to measure progress through Wellbeing or Life Satisfaction are based on ever more complex assemblies of indicators. Although this approach has the political advantage of recognizing every voice, it is hindered by the systemic invariance imposed by Easterlin’s paradox. Not only can net Sum:Q  resolve this (as explored HERE), but it can also steer us towards improved quality in life better than any other other economic measure. It should also be considered for inclusion in National Accounting.
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Beyond GDP