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Economic Progress Happiness of the wider population


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01Countries like Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai are often used as examples of countries that Sri Lanka should emulate. For sure, there are great learnings we can take from these countries. But should we not set our own balanced socio-economic goals – that will ultimately make the wider population happy?  Should we not take learnings from a wider range of countries, e.g. ‘Gross National Happiness’ from Bhutan?  Will skyscrapers and hubs translate to wider happiness?   The Arab Spring, Brexit and Trump are all stark reminder that Politicians have lost sight of why they exist?  Will they ever learn?!

 


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