Look at the eminent names in this further Marmot quotation.

It is time to move beyond economic growth as the
sole measure of social success. Not a new idea, it was
given new emphasis by the recent Commission on the
Measurement of Economic Performance and Social
Progress, set up by President Sarkozy and chaired
by Joseph Stiglitz, with Amartya Sen and Jean-Paul
Fitoussi. Well-being should be a more important
societal goal than simply more economic growth.
Prominent among the measures of well-being should
be levels of inequalities in health.
Environmental sustainability, too, should be a
more important societal goal than simply more economic
growth. Economic growth without attending
to its environmental impact, maintaining the status
quo, is not an option for the country or for the planet.
Globally, climate change and attempts to combat
it have the worst effects on the poorest and most
vulnerable. The need for mitigation of, and adaptation
to, climate change means that we must do things
differently. Creating a sustainable future is entirely
compatible with action to reduce health inequalities:
sustainable local communities, active transport, sustainable
food production, and zero-carbon houses
will have health benefits across society.

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