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Going Local: A Powerful Strategy To Repair Our Fractured World, Our Ecosystems & Ourselves.

2012/02/29

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: fundamentalism and ethnic conflict; climate chaos and species extinction; financial instability and unemployment. There are personal costs too. 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.

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More links:

The Economics of Happiness.wordpress.com

2 Comments leave one →
  1. 2012/02/29 3:04 pm

    It’s very exciting that this is happening all over the world – we are relocalizing, despite our leaders’ efforts to keep moving in the opposite direction. Can’t wait to see this film!

  2. 2012/02/29 5:10 pm

    Yes, the momentum is shifting away from globalization/bigger and bigger and back to more local, even in our corner of the world, Beth 🙂
    I just picked up Radical Homemaking while I was at the Growing Local conference in Wpg on the weekend, and I’m looking forward to reading it.

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