The economics of happiness: a new film – Forbes

Watch this trailer and it’ll be a dazzling three plus minutes, I promise: I saw it after tooling around LA on errands all day and seeing mall after mall after ill-planned suburb, and it had particular resonance. (My last stop was at LA City Hall where an offshoot of the group sitting in on Wall Street has taken over the front lawn there.) The Economics of Happiness is screening around the world now:

An excerpt from the film’s website explains:

“The Economics of Happiness describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, an unholy alliance of governments and big business continues to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, people all over the world 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.”

via The economics of happiness: a new film – Forbes.

Strange Random Economics Quote:

“Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.” – John Kenneth Galbraith

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Posted on October 2, 2011, in Cool Site, Video and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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