August 2, 2014
The Economics of Happiness
"Gross National Happiness is more important than Gross National Product"
-Jigme Singye Wangchuck, King of Bhutan
Please join us for this great documentary film by the International Society for Ecology & Culture (ISEC) about the worldwide movement for economic localization.
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. 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.
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.
See the Trailer HERE.
Our Films Begin at Seven O'clock
High Point Neighborhood House
6400 Sylvan Way SW (98126)
Bus routes 21 and 128
All our film screenings are free (donations gladly accepted).
We host a facilitated discussion following each of our movies.
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