The GDP is the most commonly cited economic metric but it doesn’t tell us what we need to know. From TheRealNews.com, an interview with James Boyce, Professor of Economics at University of Massachusetts at Amherst features a discussion about why the GDP is not useful as a measure of socioeconomic well-being. James K. Boyce teaches economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and is co-founder of Econ4: Economics for People, the Planet, and the Future. His most recent book is Economics, the Environment and Our Common Wealth. See more at Triple Crisis.