happiness

0 Ruminating on Gross National Happiness

Thanks to Tom Murphy at A View from the Cave for pointing me to this excellent blog post at Integrating Development examining the idea of incorporating ‘happiness’ into international aid and development measures. Says Jen, the ‘semi-anonymous’ author and development expert based in Southeast Asia: Those who hear of Bhutan’s Gross…

1 Economics of Happiness film debuts in Seattle tonight

A lot of people are seeking to incorporate “happiness” into our standard measures aimed at determining a society’s level of prosperity, development and general well-being. “It might sound silly, but it’s really not if you just stop and think about it,” said Helena Norberg-Hodge, one of producers of a documentary,…