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On Ending Racism and the Need for Holding Simultaneous Realities
One of the things I've been reflecting on a lot lately is the importance of holding simultaneous realities in our hearts and awareness at the same time. When it comes to ending the violence and divisions of racism, nationalism, and other historical conflicts, I see many...
Happiness is Not a Marketing Exercise
March 20th is International Happiness Day (yes, this really is a thing). We're celebrating with spoken word artist Agnes Török who's looking for happiness with a capital H in this new video about the multi-million business of marketing Happiness in collaboration with BBC The...
This Tiny Country Is Going 100 Percent Organic
In 2011, the tiny mountain nation of Bhutan announced a lofty goal: make the country’s agricultural system 100 percent organic by the year 2020. If it succeeded, it would be the first country in the world to achieve the feat. Bhutan — nestled in the Himalayas between India...
Battlestar Climatica
"The consumer society - it's hyperindividualism - and hyperindividualism is a form of disempowerment, and they know it. So you get to express your personal identity, while you are being stripped of collective power. And the elites are not going to go without a fight. Look at...
How Globalization Fuels Terrorism and Fundamentalism
For people in the modern world, there may be nothing more difficult to comprehend than the group calling itself the Islamic State, or ISIS. The beheadings, rapes, and other acts of cruelty seem beyond understanding, as does the wanton destruction of priceless ancient...
Responsibility For The Happiness Of Others
Some may have noticed, and some may disagree, that often within our social or familial circles, there is a common underlying theme or assumption. The assumption seems to be there less so with good friends or secure family members, but more
4 Tips to Find - and Keep - Happiness!
Happiness, or the lack thereof, lies at the root of what makes life meaningful. But figuring out what exactly constitutes happiness,especially in a culture like the Unites States that tends to conflate moneywith meaning, proves to be elusive. It's not enough, the new...
Kick It Over (Neoclassical Economics)
Deep in a recession and with scary ecological scenarios looming, now may be the ripest moment we’ll ever have to power-shift global capitalism onto a new path. Adbusters #85 asks economics students around the world to join the fight to revamp Econ 101 curriculums and...
The Vision of Wellbeing Economies
The concept of Wellbeing Economies (WE) does not attempt to explain the world through a central foundational economic model, nor does it recommend a particular path for achieving its goals. Rather, it is essentially a very pragmatic approach that begins not with a “system”...
Meaning Is Healthier Than Happiness
People who are happy but have little-to-no sense of meaning in their lives have the same gene expression patterns as people who are enduring chronic adversity. For at least the last decade, the happiness craze has been building. In the last three months alone, over 1,000...
The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things
You don't have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.
Don’t Chase Happiness. Become Antifragile | Tal Ben-Shahar
Antifragility is the idea of putting pressure on a system, or human, the system or human actually grows bigger and stronger. Antifragile systems are all around us. One example of this is our muscular system. We go to the gym to lift weights. By doing so we are putting...
Living Without: How Much is Enough?
Do you feel like life is a constant game of catch-up? No matter how much you strive to get and do, you feel like you need to do more or have more? 
Worker Democracy
An overview of the evidence surrounding worker democracy. In summary: it's good, but far from perfect. Hope you enjoy the video and the new animations. - Unlearning Economics
Affluence Is Killing the Planet, Warn Scientists
Would you like to be rich? Chances are your answer is: “Yes! Who wouldn’t want to be rich?” Clearly, in societies where money can buy almost everything, being rich is generally perceived as something good. It implies more freedom, fewer worries, more happiness, higher social...
It's a "Story Problem": What's Behind Our Messed-Up Economy
The peoples of earlier times prospered from the guidance of simple stories that offered answers to their deepest questions. We need those now more than ever.
We The Tiny House People
This is journey into the tiny homes of people searching for simplicity, self-sufficiency, minimalism and happiness by creating shelter in caves, converted garages, trailers, tool sheds, river boats and former pigeon coops.
Five Reasons Why You Never Want to Be rich
If you’re suffering from ‘affluenza’ it’s time to recognize that you’re sick.
Averting the Apocalypse: Lessons From Costa Rica
Chasing economic growth gains us nothing but global warming. We should follow the lead of tiny Costa Rica, where life expectancy is soaring
Economic Man vs Humanity: a Puppet Rap Battle
Three students challenge outdated economics by debating with their professor about the nature of humankind, with rap and puppetry. This animated film is a collaboration between economist Kate Raworth, puppet designer Emma Powell and song writer Simon Panrucker. The critique...
Dysfunctional Societies: How Equality Makes Societies Stronger
What distinguishing feature do the world's healthiest and happiest societies have in common? According to acclaimed author Richard Wilkinson, the answer is simple: they have far less income inequality than other societies. In this new film based on his international...
The Art of Happiness
Based on Dalai Lama's book "Art of happiness". A short illustration of the reckless but powerful human mind. Footage from a trip to India and Nepal in 2012. Shot and cut by Samir Bernardes May the happiness be with you!
Are You Doing or Being Happy?
In a world confused by what true happiness really is and how to achieve it, this video explores the misconception between being and doing happiness. One is short lived and the other is about the essence of living. People have become so co
Economics for People
“It is extremely important for our democracy to function that ordinary citizens understand the key issues and basic theories of economics.” – Ha-Joon Chang
How 'Hygge' Can Help You Get Through Winter
The vague cultural concept doesn't translate easily into English, but it has helped Denmark become the 'happiest country on Earth' despite long, dark winters.
Happiness and Children
Depression and anxiety are rising rapidly among young people: what’s going on?
Life is now and now is amazing
A happiness must read. Mo Gawdat’s wonderful book ‘Solve for Happy“.
After Brexit and Trump: Don't Demonise; Localise!
Both Trump and Brexit can be explained by the failure of mainstream political elites to address the pain inflicted on ordinary citizens in the neoliberal era. But the real solutions lie not in hatred, but relocalisation.
Learn the Language of Power | Ha-Joon Chang
“They’ve never met a poor person. They’ve never lived in deprived areas.” Ha-Joon Chang explains why economics is too important to be left to economists.
The Key to Happiness in a Distracted World
What could ancient Greek philosophers tell us about how to live our lives today?
Happy Teachers Will Change the World: Bringing Mindfulness into Education
Being a teacher in the world of today is a demanding job with lots of challenges, often resulting in stress and burn-out. Is there a solution?
Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist
Doughnut Economics, the new book by Kate Raworth, is out now.  These animations tell the story of the book's seven ways to think in 60-second bites. Check out the full set as they come online at 
Gross National Happiness Is a Profound Alternative to How Our Failing Economy Measures Progress
Bhutan is a living example that it is possible to develop in a different way, and is creating a caring economy based on the values of altruism, compassion and collaboration.  It is clear to the billions still living in poverty today that the globalized capitalist economy is...
Big Idea: We need a New Science of Physical Economics
It’s time we put economics into some sort of physical scientific context that makes sense.
Wall Street's War for Drug Money: A Basic Lesson in Real Economics
In December, 2000 at the request of Professor David Andrus of USC's School of International Relations, Michael C. Ruppert gave a lecture on economics that rocked the foundations of about 70 upper classmen. There is the economics that is taught in most college curricula and...
The Top 10 Flaws of  Neoclassical Economics
Neoclassical economics has severe flaws.  But since the field is captive to the monopolistic money and banking system, it is very difficult for economists who are aware of this to speak up.  If they were to speak about the flaws, their careers would be severely limited. ...
Why Do so Many People Get Lost in Drugs Instead of Making a Life That You Don't Need to Escape From?
"I believe, inherently, that the structures of society are driving us mad. Though most of us believe ourselves to be fairly well-adjusted, healthy individuals, we are all patients in the asylum together now."
Who's Counting? Marilyn Waring On Sex, Lies And Global Economics
In this feature-length documentary, Marilyn Waring demystifies the language of economics by defining it as a value system in which all goods and activities are related only to their monetary value. As a result, unpaid work (usually performed by women) is unrecognized while...
Why Do We Make Life So Hard? | Jon Jondai
Jon Jondai shares his life story of trying to find success in the city only to turn around and come back home to live a life of freedom. 
Halting Hades: the Moral Imperative
Filmmaker, Scott Danville creates a film, Halting Hades: The Moral Imperative, documenting the the science, politics, and economics of the world's most important issue, climate change, and the factors that will lead to a revolution through the intersection of science and...
Joan Muysken Lecture: "The Eurozone, Groupthink and Denial on a Grand Scale"
Bill Mitchell, Professor of Economics at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia and a notable proponent of Modern Monetary Theory spoke during the Joan Muysken Lecture on Monday 6 March at the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics
Boom Bust Boom
Terry Jones presents Boom Bust Boom. The result of a meeting between writer, director, historian and Python Terry Jones and economics professor and entrepreneur Theo Kocken. Co-written by Jones and Kocken and featuring John Cusack, Nobel Prize winners Daniel Kahneman, Robert...
State, Private or Commons and The Public Choice Theory
When Professor Elinor Ostrom became the first women to win a Nobel Prize for economics in 2009, or to be precise, the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences that she shared with Richard Williamson, most economists probably sighed with surprise and said something along...
Toys "R" Us Airs One of the Worst Commercials in the History of Brainwashing Children
Advertising has always aimed to teach us that happiness and fun is something you find and purchase at a store, but usually efforts are made to skirt around the reality of this fantasy facade. The stubborn reality that advertising will do anything to distract us from is that...
Sacred Economics with Charles Eisenstein (2019 Remix)
Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth.
Thousands of  students march the streets of Montreal, Québec, Canada.
Thousands of CEGEP and university students march the streets of Montreal to demonstrate against hikes in tuition fees. Demands driving the strike in Québec are rooted in important struggles to ensure accessible education. « As the Québec student strike moves forward, however...
The word consumerism has two meanings; the protection of consumer interests but more commonly the doctrine of people’s consumption of goods and services. However after being influenced by a variety of sources, even though we often try and not to be overly influenced by some...
RSA ANIMATE: Economics Is for Everyone!
‘Economics is for everyone’, argues legendary economist Ha-Joon Chang in our latest mind-blowing RSA Animate. This is the video economists don’t want you to see! Chang explains why every single person can and SHOULD get their head around basic economics. He pulls back the...
The Donut Economy: Why Our Economic Model Must Change
In Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth, we see that markets are inefficient and growth is not the holy grail. It's time for a new economic model: doughnut economics. 
How the United States RIGGED the Global Economy
Globalization, in theory, means the free flow of goods, money, and ideas around the world. In practice, its rules are set to benefit powerful nations like the United States. Over the last 75 years, the United States has rigged the global economy to guarantee its dominance. 
Walk With Me: A Journey into Mindfulness
Directed by Marc J Francis & Max Pugh, ‘Walk With Me’ is a cinematic and immersive exploration into the world-famous monastery of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh. 
Money Puzzles
Money Puzzles is a documentary film about money and debt and the widespread misunderstanding about what they are and how they function to be found in the media, everyday life and even university economics departments.
Peter Joseph - Critique of Jordan B. Peterson (vs Slavoj Zizek: "Happiness: Capitalism vs. Marxism")
Peter Joseph addresses the opening arguments put forward by Jordan B. Peterson, from Peterson's debate with Slavoj Zizek called "Happiness: Capitalism vs. Marxism" - April 19th 2019 (Sorry for the typos. Mostly min. 46-48)
Work Isn't Working, But Imagine if it Could
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3 Factors That Determine Your Self-Esteem
To have sound levels of self-esteem is one of the gateways to happiness. But achieving this has very little to do with the progress of our careers.
Money Puzzles - A Film About Money and Debt
Money Puzzles is a documentary film about money and debt and the widespread misunderstanding about what they are and how they function to be found in the media, everyday life and even university economics departments.
Candigram#2 - Why People Are More Beautiful Than They Realise
CANDiGRAM is the video log of a Love Activist... If loving ourselves is so important for the health and happiness of our children, our friends, the world, what can we do when we find it seems impossible?
What the Bhutanese are Doing is Amazing. Can We Get More of this in Our Country?
Bhutan, a small country enshrined in the Himalaya's leads the way in the pursuit of holistic, inclusive and truly environmentally sustainable development. This commitment emanates from the visionary statement in the early 1970s, of His Majesty, the Fourth King of Bhutan...
United We Dance!
Happiness and dancing transcend political boundaries and occur in every human society. This video is a dramatic example that humans from all over planet Earth feel a common bond as part of a single species.
Black Friday Is Buy Nothing Day
Every Black Friday, for 24 hours, millions of people around the world will celebrate in a moratorium on consumer spending. Choosing, instead, to take a step back and reflect on what is really important to us. No more marketing mind-games; no more "possessions =...