Today we live in an era of information, statistics, metrics, and measures. In nearly all aspects of life things are quantified by data—sometimes, it seems, to the point that the metric becomes confused with the thing being measured.
The Dominance of the GDP
In economics this preoccupation with data manifests itself in the close scrutiny of the Gross Domestic Product.
Is the GDP growing? Is it growing fast enough? What can we do to increase its growth? More