The Economics of Happiness


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The Economics of Happiness

  • 1982
  • Directed By: Steven Gorelick, Helena Norberg-Hodge, and John Page
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Documentary
  • 67 Minutes
  1. Monday, December 3, 2012 7:00 p.m.
Still image from The Economics of Happiness
This documentary critiques globalization and argues that the global consumer-driven economy comes at great societal cost. The film features a case study in the Ladakhi people, who live in a small region of the western Himalayas, to illustrate the impact of western-style economic development on human behavior. The Economics of Happiness presents examples of how the economics of the local can counter some of the world’s problems and promote well-being. (Digital presentation)