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The Economics of Happiness

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DIRECTOR: Steven Gorelick, Helena Norberg-Hodge, John Page

RELEASE: 2011

IMDB RATING: 7.5

GENRE: Documentary

AWARDS: Winner Best In Show, Verde Film Festival 2011, Winner Aloha Accolade Award Hawaii Film Festival.

SYNOPSIS: 'The Economics of Happiness' features a chorus of voices from six continents calling for systemic economic change. The documentary 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, 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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The Economics of Happiness