Continuum Development Index

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""The Continuum Development Index (CDI) measures human potential by examining physiological and psychological factors, and recognizing that humanity is a generational continuum, whereby each generation is affected by the last, and affects the next. That is, we cannot concieve of human potential without recognizing the inherently social nature of our species and accounting for the effect our actions have upon the unborn. To do so, we must move beyond GDP.

The CDI replaces:

  • GDP - which only counts financial flows (not well being), is subject to numerous controversial manipulations (CPI, PPP, inflation, hedonics), and ignores the household economy, the black market and the natural economy.
  • Alternative Measures (such as HDI, HPI, GNH and GPI) - which solve for numerous weaknesses of GDP, but do not account for the multigenerational nature of man, nor objectively capture man's psychological well-being."