The Economics of Happiness

In by Cindy Cooper

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  • Economics of Happiness
    24/06/2015 - 27/06/2015
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Economics of Happiness course is about strengthening local communities and examining the systemic multiple benefits of resisting further deregulation of global trade and finance.

The course will explore how localisation can reduce our ecological footprint, while creating meaningful livelihoods, how small, diversified farms are much more productive than industrial monocultures, and how rebuilding the community fabric contributes to our wellbeing.  We will be looking at the need for both policy level changes, as well community-based, grassroots initiatives.  Our approach will be very broad and holistic, and will consider a range of issues from the perspective of both the global North and South.

There is an opportunity to see Economics of Happiness in action, visiting local Transition Town Totnes on Saturday to see how they are ‘reconomising’ the local area.