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Economics of Happiness Conferences Series (video)
This video summarises The Economics of Happiness Conference Series run by Local Futures to kick-start critical debate about the global corporate economy and on exploring alternatives that benefit society as well as the environment.
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Helena Norberg Hodge (video)
This is the video of Helena Norberg Hodge’s opening plenary speech about localisation as a way of making the anti-democratic global corporate hegemony redundant.
Michael Shuman (Video)
This video is of Michael Shuman’s opening plenary speech about ways of encouraging and promoting the localization of finance, including innovations in securities, banking, and tax laws.
Liz Zeidler (Video)
This Video is of Liz Zeidler’s opening plenary statement about how Happy City’s measures introduce a new compass for economies everywhere – one that promotes both the conditions and behaviours for improving the wellbeing of people and planet based on the strengths of local communities.
Andrew Simms (video)
Andrew critiques the debt-based global economy, with inspiring lessons from history about communal efforts for rapid change in the face of crises. A healthier economy working sustainably within ecological limits.
Colin Tudge (Video)
This is a video of Colin Tudge’s opening statement about how small scale food production can feed the world, challenging the belief that there’s no alternative to industrial agriculture.
Chris Brink (video)
Author of ‘The Soul of a University’, Chris recorded this video contribution to our workshop on education and leadership. We asked: How might universities respond better to the needs and demands of society in relation to local economies and leadership?
Three Views: How to bring about a Wellbeing Economy
Andrew Simms, Liz Zeidler and Colin Tudge offer thoughts on how to transform economic thinking to produce greater wellbeing.
Why do we need a Wellbeing Economy?
Andrew Simms, Liz Zeidler, Colin Tudge and Helena Norberg-Hodge give views on why a wellbeing economy is important.
Helena Norberg Hodge on Golbalisation
Helena Norberg Hodge shares her view that globalisation is the problem humans need to understand and address.