The Happiness Manifesto
How Nations and People Can Nurture Well-beingeBook - 2011
"Much of modern life is based upon the assumption that happiness and well-being come from economic prosperity. Many - politicians and media and citizens alike - seem to assume that the main goal of government is to ensure that the economy is forever moving forward. It is now overwhelmingly clear however, says Nic Marks in this essay, that the blind pursuit of economic growth has created a whole set of social and environmental issues that are rapidly undermining the potential happiness and well-being of current and future generations. He convincingly posits and argues that it's time to imagine a different future, one where the desired outcome of policies and governance is the quality of people's experience of life."
Publisher: [New York : TED Conferences, 2011]
Characteristics: 1 online resource : ill