The Economics of Happiness

PRESENTED BY: Online Event
6:00 PM, Thursday, May 25, 2023 PST
Location: Online Event - Pacific Standard Time (click for map)

Join Mt Baker and West Seattle Meaningful Movies for our upcoming film,  ‘The Economics of Happiness’. We will open our Zoom room at 6:00 and will start screening the film online starting at 6:05. We will start our community conversation at 7:15.

‘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, people around the world are resisting those policies – 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.

The award-winning film, ‘The Economics of Happiness’spells out the social, spiritual, and ecological costs of today’s global economy while highlighting the multiple benefits of economic localization. The film showcases the steps people are already taking worldwide to rebuild their local economies and communities. Featuring Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben, David Korten, Samdhong Rinpoche, and other inspiring thinkers and activists.

If you would like to watch the film on your own and then join us on Zoom for our community conversation at 7:15pm, you can do so here:
68 minute entire version of ‘The Economics of Happiness’ –

20 minute abridged version of ‘The Economics of Happiness’ –

For this event, after the film we will pose questions and then give people the opportunity to break into small groups and go into separate Zoom rooms for discussion. After small group discussion we will rejoin as a large group.

Join us on Zoom here:


Special Guests: South Seattle Climate Action Network Leaders

Release Year: 2011

Running Time: 68

Director: Steven Gorelick, John Page & Helena Norberg-Hodg

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