Deutsche Bank Research, the think tank of Deutsche Bank Group has published a paper which is next to brilliant: Measures of well-being - There is more to it than GDP. Eight pages give you an easy to understand overview of current efforts to measure a nation's well-being. Of course they go way beyond Gross Domestic Product, which is not fit to measure a nation's well-being but is often even used as a synonym for it.
... and there is more to be found in the paper than abstract academia. It even gives hints on how to live a happy live. Here are my favourite dbresearch approved tips on what you can do to become happy after all:
Read the paper! It is downright lovely. Many thanks to the author Stefan Bergheim. Great work.
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