We do not prosper by income or happiness alone is an interesting article written by British journalist Samuel Brittan on The Financial Times (04/08/10).
The wellbeing of a society cannot be judged by national income indicators alone, even when these are augmented by so-called happiness measures. And it is worth removing specific injustices on a piecemeal basis even if it is impossible to construct a perfectly just society or even agree on what such a society would look like. These two propositions might seem blindingly obvious, but they go against the grain of much recent political philosophy and highbrow economics.
Full text is available on http://www.samuelbrittan.co.uk/text373_p.html