Economics of Happiness: Award Winning Documentary on Happiness

Economics of Happiness: Award Winning Documentary on Happiness

Economic globalization has led to a massive expansion in the scale and power of big business and banking. It has also worsened nearly every problem we face: fundamentalism and ethnic conflict; climate chaos and species extinction; financial instability and unemployment. There are personal costs too. For the majority of people on the planet life is becoming increasingly stressful. We have less time for friends and family and we face mounting pressures at work.

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. Communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm – an economics of localization.

We hear from a chorus of voices from six continents including Samdhong Rinpoche, the Prime Minister of Tibet's government in exile, Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben, David Korten and Zac Goldsmith. They tell us that climate change and peak oil give us little choice: we need to localize, to bring the economy home. The good news is that as we move in this direction we will begin not only to heal the earth but also to restore our own sense of well-being. The Economics of Happiness restores our faith in humanity and challenges us to believe that it is possible to build a better world.



Official Film Website: http://theeconomicsofhappiness.org/

There is a £5 charge for venue hire & ISEC fees (we are paying £30 public performance license to ISEC, http://www.localfutures.org/, for every showing of this documentary).



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  • Nat T.

    Thank you all for coming, it was great meeting you all. Micaela, thank you for sharing it with your friends, I hope they liked it. I've just listened to an interview with Satish Kumar, he is just wonderful and makes so much sense http://www.artofchange.co.uk/mysterybar/episode26.m4a

    Next documentary is Laughology on the 6th of April, this documentary does have some answers to the 8 truths about globalisation. Looking forward to meeting you in the next opportunity.

    March 18, 2013

  • Yoyo

    The two documentaries shown tonight are really good, especially the Economics of Happiness, very informational and inspiring. Thanks Nihat to organize this and looking forward to the next gathering now. And I will make sure I got something to eat before hand next time so I can stay longer to chat with so many great people there.

    2 · March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really really sorry. Emerg.came up

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry, I can't make this now.

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry, I can't make this now.

    March 16, 2013

  • Shamash

    Is this organised by 'Action for Happiness'? Can I bring more friends to the event? Seems to be a limit of 2 people when I RSVP. Thanks! :)

    March 15, 2013

    • Nat T.

      How many more you are looking to invite, it's a small venue.

      March 15, 2013

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