What Is Our Gross National Product?
Posted by Adam Benforado on July 17, 2011
On Wednesday, I walked over to Wharton for an interesting lecture by Temple law professor Peter Huang drawing together several strands of his work.
In the hour and a half, Peter spoke about happiness, memory, behavioral law and economics, and a host of other things, but one of the elements of his presentation that really caught my attention was this two minute clip from a speech by Robert F. Kennedy.
Some Situationist readers may be familiar with the contents, but it was totally new to me and it really struck a cord. It stands as a strong articulation of our core American values, as well as — in my estimation — a powerful indictment of neoclassical economic analysis and traditional cost-benefit type calculations.
Take the time to listen; it’s worth it.