The Measure of America has been selected by the Globalist as its favorite book of 2008. An online publication that focuses on globalization and its influence on the global economy, politics, and culture, the Globalist produces an annual list of the top 10 most important books related to these issues. For 2008, The Measure of America: American Human Development Report 2008–2009 was chosen as #1.
The American Human Development Project‘s mission is to stimulate evidence-based public debate about and political attention to human development issues in the United States and to empower people to hold elected officials accountable for progress on issues we all care about: Health, Education and Income. The report became an important benchmark in the realm of Social SenseMaking.