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|The Economics of Happiness Film Showing and Discussion|
|Date||Thursday February 02|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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2530 San Pablo Ave, near Dwight Way, Berkeley
Join us for a film and discussion about The Economics of Happiness. The film 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.Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jan 11th, 2012 12:54 PM
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.
This film features a chorus of voices from six continents, including Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben, David Korten, Samdhong Rinpoche, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Michael Shuman, Zac Goldsmith and Keibo Oiwa. 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 challenges us to restore our faith in humanity, challenges us to believe that it is possible to build a better world.