Came across this one this morning, thought it might be of interest here:
France to count happiness in GDP
By Ben Hall in Paris
Published: September 14 2009 15:48 | Last updated: September 15 2009 08:52
Happiness, long holidays and a sense of well-being may not be everyone’s yardstick for economic performance, but Nicolas Sarkozy believes they should be embraced by the world in a national accounting overhaul.
(Excerpt--read the rest at FT.com