Once basic material needs are met, we all mostly just want to be happy and well. Research and experience throughout the world is becoming clearer and clearer: when communities account for people’s happiness and wellbeing everyone does better economically and socially.
Join James Quilligan and Joni Carley to explore:
- If happiness isn’t all about just having more stuff, how do we really find it?
- What’s so important about being happy?
- How do we measure happiness and why would we want to?
- How does happiness factor in to economics, policy and development?
- What do happiness and success have to do with each other?
James Quilligan is an international expert on policy, law and the commons (resources that we share like the air, water, information on the web…). Dr. Joni Carley, an expert in values-driven leadership and cultural development, was working with departmental leaders at the United Nations when the General Assembly voted unanimously to start convening toward a New Economic Paradigm based on Happiness and Wellbeing. Both of their backgrounds in philosophy, ethics, and real world policy and practice bring transformational perspective to every day life.