Index of Sustainable and Economic Welfare of Puerto Rico

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Sustainable development, preached as the new economic paradigm of the 21st century, is just another fashionable term used by politicians and policymakers. In reality, the economic instruments used to measure welfare seriously contradict the sustainable development discourse. After 50 years, a critically inefficient measure of welfare is still in use, leading to erroneous policies, and, in turn, posing increasing social, economic, and environmental costs. As a result, it is important to reevaluate traditional measures of welfare, such as GDP, and to include, not only the benefits of economic growth but also its costs. The ISEW model for Puerto Rico provides a starting point for the development of new economic, social, and environmental strategies. Likewise, it provides the foundation for evaluating if society is moving in the right direction and a tool for measuring true sustainable development; development that embrace and integrate socio-economic aspects with environmental... More > issues.< Less
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September 28, 2011
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