By David Korten | Website
Reprinted from "Sustainable Happiness," the Winter 2009 YES! Magazine
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The only legitimate function of an economic system
is to serve life. At present, however, we assess economic performance
solely against financial indicators—gross domestic product (GDP) and
stock prices—while disregarding social and environmental consequences.