This is, for me, the most inspiring TED Talk I’ve ever seen, by Silver Donald Cameron on Bhutan: The Pursuit of Gross National Happiness
And here are a film and a book that expand and deepen the view that economics can and should be about generating good lives in a good society in a good world – in ways that speak to the cultures, realities and daily lives that most of us live in.
The film is the upcoming movie “Money and Life”
– see especially the “extended trailer”, clip #2 at the bottom of the page
The book is “Sacred Economics” by Charles Eisenstein,
for me the most significant book I’ve read in a decade, about which I’ll have more to say later but you can read a preview article at
Finally, I offer this as a good closing poem for this blog post: