An argument for less consumption and more connection.
The Economics of Happiness is a documentary film by activist/economist Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick, and John Page, which promotes the need for a better balance between localized and globalized economies. Of the film’s many powerful arguments, my favorite was the obvious benefits of human-to-human contact during business exchanges. When individuals are physically engaged with the economic activity around them, they have greater self worth, a stronger sense of community, and more happiness overall. Many more screenings of the film are happening in the near future, and I highly recommend attending one if you can.
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