"... Yet if the gross national product measures all of this, there is much that it does not include. It measures neither the health of our children, the quality of their education, nor the joy of their play. It measures neither the beauty of our poetry, nor the strength of our marriages. It pays no heed to the intelligence of our public debate, nor the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wisdom or our leaning, neither our wit, not our courage, neither our compassion nor our devotion to country. It measures everything, in shor, except that which makes life worth living, and it can tell us everything about our country except those things that make us proud to be a part of it."
- Robert Kennedy, US Senator, Kansas City, 1968 J