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Former Prime Minister Of Thailand Talks National Happiness

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When measuring the success of a country, many look to measure its GDP. What economics don't reveal, though, is where the country stands on a happiness scale.

Former Prime Minister of Thailand Anand Panyarachun talked to the BBC about a perceptible sea change to move beyond developing just economic success.

The next generation of leaders, he says, will focus on a happiness index to measure quality of life rather than products produced.

"People care much more than material comforts because they are tired of it."


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