Nussbaum proposes a new way of assessing national well-being
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 a nation’s economic progress or failure. But many argue that measure falls short of the mark.
In her new book Creating Capabilities: The Human Development Approach, Martha Nussbaum thinks we need to get back to basics when evaluating the overall health and well-being of a society.
Earlier this year, Eight Forty-Eight's Alison Cuddy talked to the University of Chicago professor about the benefits of this approach.