Robert F. Kennedy on what GNP means

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March 18, 1968:

Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages; the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage; neither our wisdom nor our learning; neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country; it measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.

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  • Les

    This is one of the most insightful comments on what is the true value of a nation that I have ever read. Great blog … makes me want to learn Turkish.
    Les

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  • thx for your kind comments.Unfortunately I had to use English and Turkish together. May be I shoould split the blog into two sites. Hope to meet in istanbul in future.BR ugur

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