Is GDP an Accurate Measure of the Economy?

Mr. Fallows moderated a panel discussion on how well the GDP, the Gross Domestic Product, which is the total monetary value of goods… read more

Mr. Fallows moderated a panel discussion on how well the GDP, the Gross Domestic Product, which is the total monetary value of goods and services produced in the U.S. adjusted for inflation, measures economic performance and the economic status of citizens. They examined the problems with using the GDP as a measure of national well-being and what other measures could better serve in this capacity. Participants included political leaders and economics experts. After their presentations they took questions from the audience. close

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Is GDP an Accurate Measure of the Economy?

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Program ID:
75618-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 2, 1996
Last Aired:
Oct 5, 1996

Airing Details

  • Oct 02, 1996 | 9:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 03, 1996 | 3:48am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 03, 1996 | 5:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 04, 1996 | 12:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 05, 1996 | 2:37pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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