A report by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) recommends a change in how the US measures the well-being of its citizens, particularly focusing on their political influence, to

address the growing economic inequality. The report suggests redesigning social programs for greater stability, extending benefits to Black World War Two veterans and their descendants, and enhancing access to low-cost banking and broadband connectivity in underserved communities.

The AAAS introduced a new tool to measure Americans' well-being, incorporating 11 different indicators, including health and economic security measures. The report emphasizes the need to address dissatisfaction with the current economic landscape, as evidenced by voter preferences and a focus on reducing inequality. Photo by Phoebe, Wikimedia commons.