The measurement of the performance of nations and welfare regimes as a corrective for learning societies

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For the international comparison of the performance of societies I propose a system of continuous social observation, based on a discussion of moral values in social philosophy, which results in eight (partially conflicting) performance criteria to compare the “welfare of nations”: prosperity and growth; environmental sustainability ; innovation; social security by providing support in case of risk and precautionary through investments in education; equality of participation (universality); appreciation of particularities (women-friendliness and migrants-friendliness); social integration; autonomy (freedom of choice and capabilities). Continue reading