In 1968 Robert Kennedy put it like this.
He said, “Gross National Product measures everything, except that which makes life worthwhile.”
Instead of creating apocalyptic nightmares of what the future might be like, why don’t we spend more time creating visions of what it could be?
These, and other questions, are addressed in this excellent talk at TED by Nic Marks of the New Economics Foundation:
The original TED page is here.