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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

TED talk: Costa Rica FTW!!! The Happy Planet Index: Why good lives don't have to cost the earth

My favorite line from this talk is:

"I have a dream, that the future doesn't have to be a nightmare"

(If you find this getting a bit dry at first, just fast forward to the 7:30 mark thats when it gets GREAT!) -MA

Statistician Nic Marks asks why we measure a nation's success by its productivity -- instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people. He introduces the Happy Planet Index, which tracks national well-being against resource use (because a happy life doesn't have to cost the earth). Which countries rank highest in the HPI? You might be surprised.

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