While each alternative indicator has its own particular features, all of them de-privilege extrinsic values (by taking the focus off profit-making and economic growth at any cost) and incorporate data reflecting a nation’s success on measures relevant to intrinsic values (e.g., equal distribution of wealth, environmental health, opportunities for free time, and mental health).


from this article.

But I have a question: Is intrinsic values really SO GOOD (no downside)? Based on the principle of “It’s good as long as not over-/too much/excessive.”(物極必反), too much intrinsic values-biased should results some unintended consequences, although I don’t know what are them.

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