The Little Big Number: How GDP Came to Rule the World and What to Do About It

by Dirk Philipsen,
The Huffington Post, June 16, 2015

"He who has enough to satisfy his want," a philosopher declared in the fourteenth century, "and nevertheless ceaselessly labors to acquire riches, either to obtain a higher social position or that subsequently he may have enough to live without labor, or that his sons may become men of wealth and importance--all are incited by a damnable avarice, sensuality or pride."

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