Tom Prugh ponders whether the pursuit of Gross National Happiness is making the Bhutanese happier….
Tom Prugh is co-director of the State of the World 2013 and State of the World 2014 projects. He was editor in chief of World Watch magazine from 2005 to 2010, and also co-directed (with Gary Gardner) State of the World 2008: Innovations for a Sustainable Economy. He spent nine years at the U.S. Energy Information Administration before coming to Worldwatch. His interests and writings include energy, ecological economics, and the relationship between modes of governance and sustainability. Tom is the lead author of two books, Natural Capital and Human Economic Survival (with Robert Costanza, Herman Daly, John H. Cumberland, Robert Goodland and Richard B. Norgaard) and The Local Politics of Global Sustainability (with Robert Costanza and Herman Daly).