Creating global prosperity without economic growth

wellbeing

This is a guest post by Teresa Belton, originally published by Action for Happiness It was a beautiful day and I was enjoying riding my bike along a quiet cycle track, with trees and hedges on either side and birds singing. Suddenly, a thought came to me: most of the things that really make us […]

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Sharing and collaboration opens up incredible opportunities for strengthening individual and community resilience. Those participating in or monitoring sharing activity know this, usually anecdotally. But what if we could measure the benefits to people and societies? One of the biggest challenges for many societies in the 21st century is mental health. In addition to the […]

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This is part of an ongoing series featuring ways in which Post Growth is already in action. The purpose of this series is to inspire ideas about how to engage intentionally in our communities. Please visit our Post Growth in Action web page for more.  Reading, Pennsylvania I am constantly on the lookout for initiatives around the globe that exemplify […]

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How do we resolve this dilemma: the human spirit is tremendously expansive, potentially vast, greatly powerful–and yet the chorus of environmental consciousness these days is that growth is not good. That the concern with prosperity is flawed. That riches are bad. Well, then, what must we do with this immense power and capacity and the imagination […]

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I spent the day last Monday at the United Nations by invitation of the Bhutanese government (along with about 600 other guests). The event was called “High Level Meeting on Well-being and Happiness: Defining a New Economic Paradigm.” I thought, “It must not be very high-level if I am invited.” Nonetheless, there I was among […]

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