Bioneers
4:59 am
Tue November 1, 2011

Bread and Roses

Wed. 11/02 8:30a: Time Poverty, Super-Wealth and the Politics of Happiness

At the same time the Great Recession has inflicted enormous pain and suffering, it has also caused people to take a deeper look at what’s really important in our lives. Many are finding that time is not money – time is far more valuable.

The acclaimed filmmakers and social entrepreneurs Annie Leonard (“The Story of Stuff”) and John de Graaf (Seattle Area Happiness Initiative) pop the Big Question: What’s the economy for, anyway? Is it a voracious cycle of perpetual growth and more stuff? Or can we create growth within the natural limits of the planet to produce sufficiency, a high quality of life – and real happiness?!

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