- Rick Bonetti
Economics of Happiness Conference
On October 27–29, 2017 Local Futures and David Korten’s Living Economies Forum presented at the Economics of Happiness Conference in Port Townsend, WA “to discuss, discover and devise better systems for now and the future.” Click here for a list of speakers.
The conference program included plenaries, panels, interactive workshops and other participatory sessions. The wide range of inter-connected topics included: the New Economy movement, income inequality, local food and regenerative agriculture, public policy, local business, cooperatives, Transition Town initiatives, community-sourced finance, connection to nature, education, intentional communities, climate and environmental justice, and the impact of the economy on our psychological well-being.
Click here to watch a YouTube shortened version of the award-winning 2011 documentary film The Economics of Happiness. You can watch, rent or buy the full 68-minute film at Vimeo.
The Economics of Happiness film “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, people around the world are resisting those policies – 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.”
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