gdp - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
GDP is called gross domestic product for a reason; it is "Gross." It's gross to measure success by how much gasoline is sold, or how much money young mothers earn as they are separated from their babies. Of course, the "daycare" where kids go to scream and be soothed and diaper changed right before pick up time earns money too. It is gross to measure success by how much big pharma makes from illness in a stressed out high cortisol society. It is gross to measure success in sugar and fat sales when the nation is suffering more obesity. It is gross to measure success in the revenue from casinos and from sales of booze to alcoholics. It is gross to measure success in production of items that are destined for landfill or ocean pollution that are not needed - pollution when produced, sold via vulture advertising that does psychological harm and then becoming pollution (the packaging, the product and the transportation). The entire system is governed and perpetuated by lunatics in suits. Let's be clear that Gross Domestic product is aptly named and success is measured in smiles, in healthy children and families, in clean water, air and land.