Thursday, November 17, 2011

Jo Swinson: Well-being, liberals and the Liberal Democrats

Jo Swinson, Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire, has contributed a chapter to the New Economics Foundation paper The Practical Politics of Well-being.

She writes:
The 1974 Liberal Manifesto contained a Quality of Life section, which contained prescient observations that, “To the extent that growth has been achieved, it has not increased human happiness” and that, “…we must now abandon the policy adopted by past Governments, based, almost entirely, on the crude maximisation of Gross National Product.”

1 comment:

green investments said...

The issue is very simple. Peopleare stressed and anxious, and there is a general sense that their lives and events in general are not within their control. I also think that increasingly the middle classes feel alienated from large institutions of every sort - whether it is big government, big banks or big labor public sector unions. This is more than enough to cause stress across the board and detract from the sense of well being!