GNH = Gross National Happiness?
Does GNH stand for Gross National Happiness, or Gross National Hypocrisy?
Part of Bhutan's evaluation of the happiness of citizens is based on how frequently they follow Bhuddhist guidelines about daily prayer (which is not very often, if my reading of the results proved to be correct). Why should compliance with one official religion's practices be a part of a nation's supposed happiness?
I admire Buddhism as a philosophy, but maybe someone can comment.
See also my article: Duncan, G. (2010). Should happiness-maximization be the goal of government? Journal of Happiness Studies, 11(2): 163–178.
And this link is interesting too.