WBEZ | Martha Nussbaum http://www.wbez.org/tags/martha-nussbaum Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Nussbaum proposes a new way of assessing national well-being http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-30/nussbaum-proposes-new-way-assessing-national-well-being-91239 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-August/2011-08-30/Nussbaum U of C.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332483678-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/nussbaum.mp3">&nbsp;</audio></p><p>Deciding whether or not a country is advancing often comes down to a numbers game. Gross domestic product, or GDP, is the typical measure used to track&nbsp; a nation’s economic progress or failure. But many argue that measure falls short of the mark.</p><p>In her new book <a href="http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674050549" target="_blank"><em>Creating Capabilities: The Human Development Approach</em></a>, <a href="http://www.law.uchicago.edu/faculty/nussbaum/" target="_blank">Martha Nussbaum</a> thinks we need to get back to basics when evaluating the overall health and well-being of a society.<br> <br> Earlier this year, <em>Eight Forty-Eight's </em>Alison Cuddy talked to the University of Chicago professor about the benefits of this approach.</p></p> Tue, 30 Aug 2011 14:55:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-30/nussbaum-proposes-new-way-assessing-national-well-being-91239 Nussbaum proposes a new way of assessing national well-being http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-04/nussbaum-proposes-new-way-assessing-national-well-being-86053 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-May/2011-05-04/Nussbaum U of C.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Deciding whether or not a country is advancing often comes down to a numbers game. Gross domestic product, or GDP, is the typical measure by which we track a nation’s economic progress or failure. But many argue that measure falls short of the mark.<br> <br> In her new book <a href="http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674050549" target="_blank"><em>Creating Capabilities: The Human Development Approach</em></a>, <a href="http://www.law.uchicago.edu/faculty/nussbaum/" target="_blank">Martha Nussbaum</a> thinks we need to get back to basics when evaluating the overall health and well-being of a society.<br> <br> Host Alison Cuddy recently talked to the University of Chicago professor about the benefits of this approach.</p></p> Wed, 04 May 2011 14:23:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-04/nussbaum-proposes-new-way-assessing-national-well-being-86053