Redefining GNP - Bhutan Style

Very good article.
"Can a poor nation like Bhutan achieve limited modernization, adopting only the media, the particular technologies, and the developmental policies that fit into its odd concept of GNH? Will Bhutan keep its forests off-limits to loggers? Will it continue to put a cap on the number of tourists who visit the country? Can it afford to invest more than a third of its budget in health and education?
So long as Bhutan declines foreign investment that goes against its environmental policies or infringes upon its sovereignty, it can do all of these things. Whether it should is something the Bhutanese themselves must decide."


Blogger Milonare said...

Hey Afromusing

Great post! Kenya should make a similar decision!!!

Sometimes one needs to look inside oneself for strength, not outside...

7/29/2005 9:49 AM  
Blogger Afromusing said...

for sure, bhutan seems to have a vision, and are on the road to achieving what they believe to be in the interest of their people. Quite amazing, maybe we should send our dear leaders to go learn something. [was being snarky with the dear leader bit eh]

7/29/2005 9:03 PM  
Anonymous Shiro said...

Though i do not know where Bhutan is (i wil google in the next few seconds, it feels like kenya and what it should do.

8/03/2005 12:39 AM  
Blogger Afromusing said...

hey shiro! the article on the link was also good at describing the place (made want to go there, -their visas are rationed which makes sense, sinces its a small country.Makes one want to go there all the more)

8/05/2005 7:33 PM  

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