Economics of happiness conference: Promoting positive economic change

This is the third interesting announcement today of an event I can’t attend.  But I thought you might want to know about it, and spread the word:


March 23 to 25, 2012

David Brower Center 2150 Allston Way Berkeley, CA 94704

Around the world, the realization is dawning that the problems we face are linked — from unemployment and poverty to Wall Street corruption, from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to the burning forests of Indonesia, from hydro-fracking to growing fundamentalism.As these crises intensify, a chorus of citizen voices is rising up in response. People are demanding an end to the exploitation of the many for the profit of the few.

Increasingly, we know what we’re against. It’s now time to decide what we’re for. And how to get from here to there.

In March 2012, the Economics of Happiness Conference will bring together activists from around the world to discuss an agenda for change — away from jobless growth towards sustainable livelihoods; from large-scale sweatshops towards scaled-down business; from self-recrimination and guilt towards empowerment and collaboration; from a globalized system of exploitation and inequality towards an economics of happiness.

Hosted by the International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC), the conference will offer clarity on the way forward—towards more truly sustainable ways of living.It will cover a range of inter-connected topics, including public policy choices; local initiatives in food, energy, education, business and banking; the need to bridge the North-South divide; and the influence of the economy on our psychological well-being.

We hope you will join us for this lively and inspiring conference.



One thought on “Economics of happiness conference: Promoting positive economic change

  1. TWB says:

    Sounds wonderful…slowly but surely, a new paradigm is emerging. Has to, ’cause the old one is unsustainable!

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