Thursday, October 06, 2005

Gross National Happiness...Who's Against Science Now?

The NYTimes has a piece in yesterday's paper about Bhutan measuring their country in terms of Gross National Happiness, a quasi-economic measure of things that can't be measured. Today the infinitely-wise editorial board is suggesting the US take some of those factors into account.

These are the same New York liberals telling an elected school board in Pennsylvania that they cannot float intelligent design beside evolution in public schools?

WTF!!! My head is going to fucking explode! See the last post. Liberals have no reasonign capabilities at all. Absolutely scum of the earth.

UPDATE from Radar: Hmmmm... Maybe the Times has the right idea here. I think that others' happiness is quite essential to many facets of economics, including to the Times. Maybe they should be a bit more considerate of their readers feelings - it might get a few more people to read the Times, and they might not have put a $50 barrier up in order to read many of their foolish columnists on-line. Also, the Times might do well to evalute the happiness of the 500 employees that they laid off a few weeks ago. Maybe if they were more in tune with the happiness of their readers and start behaving like a real newspaper, they wouldn't have had to make 500 people so sad. Just a thought...

UPDATE AGAIN from Radar: Checking the News of the Weird site and the News of the Weird Blog, I see that there have been a number of articles about Bhutan, one of the world's smallest countries, who has a "Gross National Happiness" scale that the Times loves so much. Bhutan is also known for:

...the Bhutanese attachment to the cultural icon of the penis is fading a bit in the 21st century (NOTW 903, 5-29-05). Then, a MacArthur Foundation environmental preservation grant called to our attention that a particular wilderness park had been created by the kingdom specifically to comfort the country’s own version of sasquatch (the migoi) (NOTW 919, 9-18-05).

And this is who we're supposed to base a "national happiness" scale on?

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