Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Happy Happy Joy Joy

The government has come up with some sort of national happiness meter called the Index for National Wellbeing. This index will measure such bizarre things as neighbourliness amongst others. No doubt this project will require another squad of crack civil servants to administer and will generate vast new reams of statistics. These stats will then be processed by the already politicized Office of National Statistics to show year on year growth in happiness.

Even Soviet propagandists reading off "grain production up 15%, steel production up 20%, cabbage broth production up 50%" never thought to claim happiness was going up too(presumably because life was perfect anyway).

Will there be a new government minister for national happiness too?, or will King Toni tell us all how ridiculously, ecstaticly and manically happy we are?


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