Tom Atlee: Gross National Happiness & Sacred Economics

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Tom Atlee

September 13, 2011

Remarkable videos and a remarkable book about remarkable economics

This is, for me, the most inspiring TED Talk I’ve ever seen.

Silver Donald Cameron – 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: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition 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 here.

Finally, I offer a good closing poem.

Enjoy.

Coheartedly,
Tom

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