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Practical solutions for building economies of well-being based on “Genuine Wealth”

Submitted by: New Society Publishers

Categories: Research, Reports & Publications, Finance

Posted: Feb 05, 2008 – 10:59 PM EST

 

The Economics of Happiness: Building Genuine Wealth by Mark Anielski

February 5, 2008 - In The Economics of Happiness, Mark Anielski has visualized an arresting and, importantly, a possible future. That is a world to which all of us can aspire and for which we can work, for the sake of our grandchildren's futures and theirs. Read and lift your expectations; a saner world is possible, and surely most desirable. -- Ray Anderson, founder and chairman of Interface Inc.

I welcome Mark Anielski's The Economics of Happiness, an important contribution to the vital and growing debate on how to re-define and measure wealth and progress. -- Hazel Henderson, author of Paradigms in Progress: Life Beyond Economics and Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy

Breaking ranks with his fellow economists, Anielski shows how we can make the economy serve the interests of society, not the other way around. -- Linda McQuaig, author and journalist

We all know that money can't buy you love…or happiness, but we have been living our lives as though the accumulation of wealth is the key to our dreams.

Why, in spite of increasing economic prosperity over the past 50 years, are many conditions of well-being in decline and rates of happiness largely unchanged since the 1950s?

Why do our measures of economic progress not reflect the values that make us happy: supportive relationships, meaningful work, a healthy environment, and our spiritual well-being?

Economist Mark Anielski developed a new and practical economic model called Genuine Wealth, to measure the real determinants of well-being and help redefine progress.

The Economics of Happiness shows:

  • How economics, capitalism, accounting and banking, which dominate our consciousness, can be reoriented towards the pursuit of genuine happiness.

  • How to rediscover the original meaning of the language of economics.

  • How to measure the five capitals of Genuine Wealth: human, social, natural, built and financial.

  • How nations, governments, communities and businesses are using the Genuine Wealth model to build a new economy of well-being.

  • How you and your family can apply the Genuine Wealth model in your lives.

    Anielski's roadmap towards this vision of flourishing economies of well-being will resonate with individuals, communities and governments interested in issues of sustainability and quality of life.

    About the Author

    Mark Anielski is an ecological economist and president of his family-owned corporation, which specializes in the economics of well-being.

    The Economics of Happiness

    Current Affairs/Business and Economics

    288 pages/ 6 x 9"

    Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-596-7

    US$17.95 / Can$20.95

    http://www.newsociety.com/bookid/3965

    Available in bookstores or from the publisher at: www.newsociety.com or 1-800-567-6772

  • For more information, please contact:

    Ginny Miller New Society Publishers
    Phone: 1-250-247-9737, ex. 110

     

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