Adam Ash

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Sunday, March 27, 2005

Wanna read a great constitution?

Bhutan has written a draft Constitution that you can read online. It says, inter alia, that 'gross national happiness is more important than gross national product.' Read it here and compare it with your country's constitution. From the preamble: "We the people of Bhutan: Blessed with the luminous benedictions of the Triple Gem, the protection of our guardian deities, the wisdom of our leaders ... solemnly pledging to strengthen the sovereignty of Bhutan, to secure the blessings of liberty, to ensure Justice and Tranquility..."
They want tranquility. I wish we'd gone for that, too.


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