Tom, you make reference to the 'establishment' a lot of the time in some of your responses and remarks. Who or what is exactly the establishment? Is it us, big business or our government?
Have you read the chapter "Measuring progress" ? It is all described there in detail.
I refer to those who control people by limiting their Freedom of Choice (and their Freedom of Thought) and those who benefit from controlling others.
Politicians seem to be puppets of big business. In principle, any politician who dares to develop "independent thoughts" is assassinated (Ghandi,JFK). Is it a coincidence?