Economics of happiness : how human scale is essential for solving our social and ecological problems = 幸福經濟學 : 全球視野下的在地行動
Lingnan Gardeners, Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme, Lingnan University
Global University for Sustainability
6:00 p.m. -- 8:00 p.m.
G02, Leung Kau Kui Building, Lingnan University
Policymakers, mainstream economists, and business leaders in the world have consistently pushed us in the direction of ever more growth, while ignoring the ecological destruction and spiritual poverty that have been the price of rampant consumerism. Helena Norberg-Hodge shared with the participants an alternative paradigm she called the 'economics of happiness'. Rather than attempting to solve every problem by 'growing the economy', we needed to focus instead on meeting real human and ecological needs through awakening to our spiritual ties to community and nature.
Norberg-Hodge, H. (2015, September 10). Economics of happiness: How human scale is essential for solving our social and ecological problems = 幸福經濟學 : 全球視野下的在地行動 [Video podcast]. Retrieved from http://commons.ln.edu.hk/ln_gardeners_videos/10