“On April 2, the UN hosted a High-Level Meeting on Happiness and Well-Being. Conceived by the government of the Kingdom of Bhutan, and supported by 68 UN member states, the meeting was conducted against the tumultuous backdrop of global financial crisis, catastrophic climate change, widespread poverty, and the rise of neuroeconomics – factors that have jolted the status quo and brought economics to a crossroads.”
Good article in Project Syndicate on the changing paradigm from (un)economic growth to a multidimensional model of sustainable welfare economics, founded in human well-being. If political elites would only understand that this is the real alternative to the destructive and anti-social austerity policies now in place.
Read on the same topic also:
- New Economics Foundation: Well-being takes the global stage
- Richard Layard and Jeffrey Sachs: World Happiness Report