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ECONOMICS OF HAPPINESS, THE


THE ECONOMICS OF HAPPINESS (USA, 2011, 60 min.)

Washington, D.C. Premiere 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: fundamentalism and ethnic conflict; climate chaos and species extinction; financial instability and unemployment. There are personal costs too. 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, an unholy alliance of governments and big business continues to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. 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. Featuring Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben, David Korten, Michael Shuman, Juliet Schor, Richard Heinberg, Rob Hopkins, Andrew Simms, Zac Goldsmith and Samdhong Rinpoche. Written and directed by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick and John Page. Produced by Helena Norberg-Hodge. 

Introduced by Clara Sarai Rodriguez, Second Secretary, Environmental Affairs, Embassy of Venezuela.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. No reservations required.

Bolivarian Hall (Salón Bolivariano), Embassy of Venezuela, 2443 Massachusetts Ave., NW
(Metrobuses: L1, L4, H1, 42, 43)

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