full transcript

From the Ted Talk by Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And we created, at the onorgiaatizn that I work for, the New Economics Foundation, something we call the Happy Planet Index, because we think people should be happy and the planet should be happy. Why don't we create a measure of progress that shwos that? And what we do, is we say that the ultimate outcome of a nation is how successful is it at creating happy and healthy lives for its citizens. That should be the goal of every nation on the planet. But we have to remember that there's a ftmannudael inupt to that, and that is how many of the planet's resources we use. We all have one planet. We all have to share it. It is the ultimate scarce resource, the one planet that we share. And economics is very interested in siraccty. When it has a scarce rcorsuee that it wants to turn into a dliearbse oocutme, it thinks in temrs of efficiency. It thinks in terms of how much bang do we get for our buck. And this is a merusae of how much well-being we get for our planetary resource use. It is an efficiency measure. And probably the easiest way to show you that, is to show you this graph.

Open Cloze

And we created, at the ____________ that I work for, the New Economics Foundation, something we call the Happy Planet Index, because we think people should be happy and the planet should be happy. Why don't we create a measure of progress that _____ that? And what we do, is we say that the ultimate outcome of a nation is how successful is it at creating happy and healthy lives for its citizens. That should be the goal of every nation on the planet. But we have to remember that there's a ___________ _____ to that, and that is how many of the planet's resources we use. We all have one planet. We all have to share it. It is the ultimate scarce resource, the one planet that we share. And economics is very interested in ________. When it has a scarce ________ that it wants to turn into a _________ _______, it thinks in _____ of efficiency. It thinks in terms of how much bang do we get for our buck. And this is a _______ of how much well-being we get for our planetary resource use. It is an efficiency measure. And probably the easiest way to show you that, is to show you this graph.

Solution

  1. terms
  2. shows
  3. desirable
  4. organization
  5. input
  6. resource
  7. outcome
  8. scarcity
  9. measure
  10. fundamental

Original Text

And we created, at the organization that I work for, the New Economics Foundation, something we call the Happy Planet Index, because we think people should be happy and the planet should be happy. Why don't we create a measure of progress that shows that? And what we do, is we say that the ultimate outcome of a nation is how successful is it at creating happy and healthy lives for its citizens. That should be the goal of every nation on the planet. But we have to remember that there's a fundamental input to that, and that is how many of the planet's resources we use. We all have one planet. We all have to share it. It is the ultimate scarce resource, the one planet that we share. And economics is very interested in scarcity. When it has a scarce resource that it wants to turn into a desirable outcome, it thinks in terms of efficiency. It thinks in terms of how much bang do we get for our buck. And this is a measure of how much well-being we get for our planetary resource use. It is an efficiency measure. And probably the easiest way to show you that, is to show you this graph.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
national accounting 4
environmental movement 3
accounting system 3
happy planet 3
global average 3
martin luther 2
climate change 2
gross national 2
national product 2
ultimate scarce 2
scarce resource 2
average life 2
life expectancy 2
latin american 2
costa rica 2
pull countries 2
human beings 2
dollar pound 2
pound ratio 2
great transition 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
national accounting system 3
gross national product 2
average life expectancy 2
dollar pound ratio 2

Important Words

  1. bang
  2. buck
  3. call
  4. citizens
  5. create
  6. created
  7. creating
  8. desirable
  9. easiest
  10. economics
  11. efficiency
  12. foundation
  13. fundamental
  14. goal
  15. graph
  16. happy
  17. healthy
  18. index
  19. input
  20. interested
  21. lives
  22. measure
  23. nation
  24. organization
  25. outcome
  26. people
  27. planet
  28. planetary
  29. progress
  30. remember
  31. resource
  32. resources
  33. scarce
  34. scarcity
  35. share
  36. show
  37. shows
  38. successful
  39. terms
  40. thinks
  41. turn
  42. ultimate
  43. work