Image: front cover Buy Print Book Now
  •  CDN $20.95 
  •  USD $20.95 


Buy Ebook Now
  •  CDN $20.95     CDN $13.60
  •  USD $20.95     USD $13.60

Paperback – 288 pages
6 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)

Weight: 465 Grams
BISAC: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Environmental Economics
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865715967
Pub. Date: 2007-06-01

About the Authors

Mark Anielski

Mark Anielski is an economist, consultant and Adjunct Professor in both the School of Business, University of Alberta and the Bainbridge Island Graduate Institute. He was named a "rising star" amongst international progressive economists by Adbusters magazine in 2004, and awarded the 2004 ECO Award for his work on the Genuine Progress Indicator.

view author profile

The Economics of Happiness

Building Genuine Wealth

by Mark Anielski



We all know that money can't buy you love...or happiness, but we have been living our lives as though the accumulation of wealth is the key to our dreams.

Why, in spite of increasing economic prosperity over the past 50 years, are many conditions of well-being in decline and rates of happiness largely unchanged since the 1950s?

Why do our measures of economic progress not reflect the values that make us happy: supportive relationships, meaningful work, a healthy environment, and our spiritual well-being?

Economist Mark Anielski developed a new and practical economic model called Genuine Wealth, to measure the real determinants of well-being and help redefine progress. The Economics of Happiness shows:

  • How economics, capitalism, accounting and banking, which dominate our consciousness, can be reoriented towards the pursuit of genuine happiness.
  • How to rediscover the original meaning of the language of economics.
  • How to measure the five capitals of Genuine Wealth: human, social, natural, built and financial.
  • How nations, governments, communities and businesses are using the Genuine Wealth model to build a new economy of well-being.
  • How you and your family can apply the Genuine Wealth model in your lives.

Anielski's road-map towards this vision of flourishing economies of well-being will resonate with individuals, communities and governments interested in issues of sustainability and quality of life.

You might also enjoy

Supply Shock (EPUB)

Supply Shock (EPUB)

Economic Growth at the Crossroads and the Steady State Solution

Politicians, economists, and Wall Street would have us believe that limitless economic expansion is the Holy Grail, and that there is no conflict …

view title info
Afterburn

Afterburn

Society Beyond Fossil Fuels

Climate change, along with the depletion of oil, coal, and gas dictate that we will inevitably move away from our profound societal reliance on …

view title info
Life, Money and Illusion

Life, Money and Illusion

Living on Earth as if we want to stay

In recent years, unchecked growth has brought us to the brink of economic and environmental collapse. Life, Money and Illusion was inspired by the …

view title info
The Wealth of Nature

The Wealth of Nature

Economics as If Survival Mattered

The Wealth of Nature proposes a new model of economics based on the integral value of ecology. Building on the foundations of E.F. Schumacher's …

view title info

New Society Publishers have decided to sell their ebooks without copy protection or DRM (Digital Rights Management) so that customers can enjoy full use of their ebook purchase. In return we expect our customers to respect this decision.

By clicking in the box below, you agree that you will:

  • NOT make illegal or unauthorized copies of our ebooks.
  • ONLY make copies of our ebooks for backup purposes.
  • NOT sell or give copies of our ebooks to family, friends, associates, etc., or upload to any file-sharing sites.
I agree to the above terms and conditions
Our ebooks are available in PDF or EPUB format.
Please choose the correct format for your device.
Buy PDF Version