"Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages; the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage... it measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile. And it can tell us everything about America except why we are proud to be Americans."
-Robert F. Kennedy, March 18, 1968