Finding a way to measure how well we are doing in terms of economics and sustainability has been an ongoing theme is Feasta. The Better Life Index sponsored by the OECD allows you to enter your own priorities and view selected countries of the world, including Ireland, according to your criteria. Have a go at http://oecdbetterlifeindex.org/.
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