The film, Economics of Happiness, restores our faith in humanity and challenges us to believe that it is possible to build a better world.
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: climate chaos and species extinction; financial instability and unemployment; fundamentalism and ethnic conflict.
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. On the other, 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: Vandana Shiva, Michael Shuman, Bill McKibben, Rob Hopkins (founder of the Transition Towns movement), David Korten, Zac Goldsmith, and more.
A discussion follows the film.
Transition Putney & Putney Library Present:
Film: The Economics of Happiness
Mon., Feb. 10, 7 - 9 p.m at Putney Library
INFO: Paul LeVasseur, firstname.lastname@example.org, 387-4102