Economics of Happiness: Post-Growth, Localisation & Wellbeing
Join us for our very special final event of the series with Helen Norberg Hodge, the groundbreaking activist and pioneer of the local economy movement, and Jason Hickle, anthropologist, author and spokesperson on global inequality, post-development, and ecological economics.
Join us and dig deeply into the growing worldwide movement for degrowth and economic localisation. With two legendary pioneers, Jason Hickel and Helena Norberg-Hodge, you’ll come to understand the situation our economic system has put us in, and mobilise yourself to take a stand against current economic thinking.
Helena Norberg-Hodge, Local Futures#
The Economics of Happiness
Helena will describe the emerging localisation movement - the greatest sign of hope today. In city and country, people are demonstrating a path to reweave the community fabric, restore secure livelihoods, biodiversity and genuine productivity, while reducing pollution. She will highlight the steps needed to turn this grassroots movement into policy.
Jason Hickel, The Guardian & LSE#
Economics in an Age of Climate Breakdown
Virtually every government on Earth has economic growth as its primary objective. Politicians rise and fall on their ability to deliver growth at all costs. But in a world of ecological breakdown, this approach is becoming dangerous and untenable. Scientists tell us our only option for surviving the Anthropocene is for high-consuming rich nations to scale down their economic activity. What does this look like? How do we get there? Can we maintain and even improve human well-being in a post-growth economy?
Jason Hickel #
Dr. Jason Hickel is an anthropologist, author, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He has taught at the London School of Economics, the University of Virginia, and Goldsmiths, University of London, where he convenes the MA in Anthropology and Cultural Politics.