Manifesto for the Future

Manifesto for the Future

With less than 200 days to go until the Senedd Election, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales Sophie Howe has launched her ‘Manifesto for the Future’, providing key recommendations that Sophie believes all political parties should consider within their manifesto...
Wales joins Wellbeing Economy Governments partnership

Wales joins Wellbeing Economy Governments partnership

The Welsh Government has announced its official membership of the Wellbeing Economy Governments (WEGo) partnership. In a statement by Jane Hutt, Deputy Minister and Chief Whip, the government said: “Covid-19 has dramatically changed our lives and will have a lasting...
Welsh wellbeing – where we need to go from here

Welsh wellbeing – where we need to go from here

Citizens must be brought into the discussion if we are to move towards a sustainable Welsh economy, writes Duncan Fisher The moment for the ascendancy of wellbeing economics in Wales has come. What next in Wales? In the previous three articles on wellbeing economics,...
Wellbeing worldbeaters: New Zealand, Scotland and Iceland

Wellbeing worldbeaters: New Zealand, Scotland and Iceland

Duncan Fisher explores how New Zealand’s, Scotland’s and Iceland’s approach to the economy is attempting to make their citizens happier. In two earlier posts, I have made the case for developed country Governments who want to stay in power through democratic means, to...
Beyond GDP – Welcome to Wellbeing

Beyond GDP – Welcome to Wellbeing

Duncan Fisher argues that measuring Gross Domestic Product is flawed and we must embrace a new economics by adopting the ‘doughnut’ In my first post, I described the lack of correlation between GDP and measures of happiness and the significant correlation between...