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|The Economics of Happiness - Special Screening|
|Date||Wednesday April 04|
|Time||5:45 PM - 7:45 PM|
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Koret Auditorium -- Lower Level -- Main Library
San Francsico Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco CA 94102
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.
For more information about the film: http://www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org/
For information about the conference March 23-25th 2012 at the David Brower Center in Berkeley California: http://www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org/conference
A Q&A panel will follow after the film.