• We can do better than GDP
    by Rob Moore on December 21, 2021 at 12:19 am

    In Ruchir Shama’s opinion piece last month, he wrote about recent efforts to move “beyond GDP” and introduce new measures into policymaking circles. Despite a combative headline and subheader, […]

  • 13+ Resources & Quizzes To Assess Your Happiness Level
    by Sabastian Hunt on June 2, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    This article was written by Celine Sugay and originally appeared on on 4/13/2021. Happiness continues to gain more and more attention as topics such as well-being and mental […]

  • Introducing Happy Exchange
    by Sabastian Hunt on March 5, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    The timebanking platform and mobile app, Seva Exchange, is serious about happiness. So serious, in fact, that they’ve created Happy Exchange. What is Happy Exchange? It’s an online hub for those […]

  • The Case Against GDP, Made By Its Own Creator
    by Sabastian Hunt on March 5, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    The year is 1937 and National Bureau of Economic Research economist, Simon Kuznets, has just presented his report to the U.S. Congress, “National Income, 1929–35.” The report contains his […]

  • It’s 2021. Where Do We Go From Here?
    by Dan Jones on February 3, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    With lockdowns, political paralysis, physical separation from friends and family we want to hold, it’s hard to talk about much of good that has come out of these times.  However, we are learning […]

  • Time, Money and the Alternative
    by Sabastian Hunt on December 11, 2020 at 4:03 am

    Gross National Happiness USA is part of the growing global happiness movement to put wellbeing at the center of our decision-making and policy discussions – at both the personal and systemic […]

  • US Happiness Trends, Top 40 Radio and Sentiment Analysis
    by Sabastian Hunt on November 9, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    There I was, just sitting in my apartment, daydreaming about what the US will be like after we replace Gross Domestic Product with Genuine Progress Indicator as our primary way to measure economic […]

  • A Message from the New President
    by Rob Moore on September 28, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    By GNHUSA President Rob Moore When I was choosing between graduate programs five years ago, I recall having a phone conversation with a current graduate student at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of […]

  • GNHUSA Releases First North Carolina GPI Study
    by Rob Moore on September 8, 2020 at 10:31 am

    This morning, Gross National Happiness USA released a new report on North Carolina’s economic well-being as measured by the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI), a comprehensive metric that accounts […]

  • How to Be Happier During the Pandemic
    by Ginny Sassaman on April 20, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    It might surprise you to know that one of the best ways to be happier in this Covid-19 era is to grieve.  That’s because all our emotions flow out of the same metaphorical tap. You can’t shut […]