Should Dignity Be Our Ultimate Economic North Star?

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There is an overwhelming tendency to see economic goals in terms of metrics like GDP, unemployment, or in terms of very specific policies or policy strategies — like populism versus centrism. Yet, this can reflect a confusion of means and metrics with ultimate end goals in terms of what matters most for raising human well-being. If increased job polarization, potential job loss from robots and AI, and accelerating inequality are leading to calls for bold steps forward, isn't it critical to first make sure we are clear on our ultimate economic destination in terms of human fulfillment? Should economic dignity be that ultimate North Star?

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