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Blog: Humanist Voices

The Humanists of Minnesota is a nonpartisan organization. Despite the near certainty that a strong majority of our members and meetup group participants skew left of center, we still have our political differences. One thing we should all agree on though is the importance of measurement and evidence-based politics. (To be sure, just because we can't or don't measure something doesn't mean it's not important.) Given the inadequacies of GDP, we need to take into account additional or alternative measures of progress. Minnesota Compass publishes statistics on various measures related to well-being. Now, what do we measure and why? Let the discussion begin.  (Challenge: Think of all the things you would like to see the state of MN measuring that are not listed on Minnesota Compass.  Adult scientific literacy?  A scorecard on church/state separation?  What would you add?)

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