Wednesday 7th March 2012
Economics of Happiness
‘Going local’ is a powerful strategy to repair our fractured world
-our ecosystems, our societies and our selves
The Economics of Happiness describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, government and big business continue to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, all around the world people are resisting those policies, demanding a re-regulation of trade and finance' and, far from the old institutions of power, they're starting to forge a very different future.
The film lasts for 68 minutes.
The film features a chorus of voices calling for systemic economic change, including Vandana Shiva, David Korten, Michael Shuman, Richard Heinberg, Rob Hopkins, Juliet Schor, Zac Goldsmith, Bill McKibben,and Samdhong Rinpoche, the Prime Minister of Tibetʹs government in exile.

“Whilst some predict ‘Oscar’, others say this will do for the localization/globalization schism what
An Inconvenient Truth did to help understand climate change.” 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1687905/

Trailer - 3 minute version

Synopsis:
‘The Economics of Happiness’ features a chorus of voices from six continents calling for
systemic economic change. The documentary describes a world moving simultaneously in two
opposing directions. On the one hand, government and Big Business continue to promote
globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, all around the world
people are resisting those policies, demanding a re‐regulation of trade and finance ‐ and, far
from the old institutions of power, theyʹre starting to forge a very different future. Communities
are coming together to re‐build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new
paradigm ‐ an economics of localization.

Trailer - 6 minute version


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