transport and economics
- On the subject of transport and economics, I'm
wondering if any country--or even NGO--is doing
national economic calculations based on something
other than the UN biased system of GNP, GDP, etc.
which ignores both the environment and, for the most
part, women (a tree is only valuable after it is cut
down; war has economic value but peace does not;
This reflection comes as I start reading Marilyn
Waring's brilliant book, If Women Counted, published
in 1988. I've heard (but not seen) of calculations of
how much of people's income in the West is spent
buying cars, which are mainly used to drive to work;
it would be interesting to have some economic
statistics that re-evaluated the wealth of cities or
nations based on environmental measures, and looking
into individual expenditure on transport as wasteful,
Then we could show that it is cars that are
stifling economic growth, not the other way around...
--- miss management <cfsmtb3@...> wrote:
> transport affordable and ensuring that economic
> growth is not
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