350 or bust: The Happiness Game

“The essence of the philosophy of Gross National Happiness is the peace and happiness of our people and the security and sovereignity of our nation” The Centre For Bhutan Studies, http://www.grossnationalhappiness.com There’s  not much good news for a climate activist these days, other than the awakening of indigenous people around the world as IdleNoMore goes ...

Alex's Blog: The mean test: how we measure success

Chief Theresa Spence (by Regina Southwind, Rabble, December 17) As we enter 2013, how is Canada doing? How do we stack up against other rich countries? Emerging from the year of the 50th anniversary of medicare, the 30th anniversary of the Charter, are we making progress? Do we even have any shared notion of what ...

Alex's Blog: The mean test: how we measure success

Chief Theresa Spence (by Regina Southwind, Rabble, December 17) As we enter 2013, how is Canada doing? How do we stack up against other rich countries? Emerging from the year of the 50th anniversary of medicare, the 30th anniversary of the Charter, are we making progress? Do we even have any shared notion of what ...

Things Are Good: Gross National Happiness is a Good Thing

Bhutan is a small country with a big idea that can change the world. For many years now gross national happiness is how the country monitors its progress, which is the opposite to how other countries measure success (which is from the quantity of money exchanged). With a world population more knowledgable about environmental destruction ...

350 or bust: Happy Planet, Happy People: A Radical Idea Whose Time Has Come

How much happiness do we get for our planet plundering?  Is it possible to rethink the status quo at this point in human history, especially considering the alternative? * The Happy Planet Index (HPI) is the leading global measure of sustainable well-being. The HPI measures what matters: the extent to which countries deliver long, happy, ...