Edit this Published in Freakonomics Radio The Health of Nations Listen Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/164233/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend For decades, GDP has been the yardstick for measuring living standards around the world. Martha Nussbaum would rather use something that actually works.