Gross National Happiness

How Gross National Happiness Can Reinvigorate the Left in Europe

Martin Whitlock | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Politics
Martin Whitlock

Wellbeing offers a route out of this systemic crisis. For so long as political, social and economic progress are measured in money terms, the forces of financial capital will continue to wield the upper hand. One way to overcome them is to follow the lead of Bhutan and start measuring something else - something that is closer to the real aspirations that humans feel.

The Dirty Secret of the Happiness Movement: A Focus on Raising Average Happiness May Be Costing Lives

Ed Pinkney | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Politics
Ed Pinkney

It's easy to say what matters most is happiness. It's easy to say we should put people's happiness first. It's easy to say that something is good because it makes the majority of people happy. What's not so easy is to talk about whether the happiness of some may be coming at a human cost.

My Manifesto for a Happier World

Dr Mark Williamson | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Mark Williamson

My 12-step manifesto for a happier world calls for change not just from our leaders but from all of us. I'm not pretending these are simple changes or can happen overnight. But if we were to put these ideas into practice I'm certain we could create a society which is not only happier, but also more productive, caring, fair, responsible and sustainable.

Is The Bad Economy Really Making Us Unhappy?

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

Throughout 2011, news media have charted the fractional rises in gross domestic product (GDP) growth with the fevered intensity of gamblers clutching ...