Ellen Brown: Real Wealth – A Future We Can Bank On + Vicki Robin + Donnie Maclurcan + Helena Norberg-Hodge

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Updated: June 1, 2015

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May 21, 2015

The Economics of Happiness on May 21, 2015

Ellen Brown is the founder of the Public Banking Institute, and author of twelve books, including the best-selling Web of Debt. This is her plenary talk at the Economics of Happiness conference, held in Portland, Oregon in February, 2015. The conference was organized by Local Futures, a non-profit organization that has been promoting a shift from global to local for nearly 40 years. To learn more about the conference or Local Futures’ work, go to www.localfutures.org.


Ellen Brown is an attorney, founder of the Public Banking Institute, and author of twelve books including the best-selling Web of Debt. Her latest book, The Public Bank Solution, explores successful public banking models historically and globally. Her 200+ blog articles are at EllenBrown.com.

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Vicki Robin: Beyond Individualism – Community as Currency

The Economics of Happiness on May 21, 2015

Vicki Robin is co-author of the best-selling book, Your Money or Your Life, and author of Blessing the Hands that Feed Us: Lessons from the 10-Mile Diet. This is her plenary talk at the Economics of Happiness conference, held in Portland, Oregon in February 2015. The conference was organized by Local Futures, a non-profit organization that has been promoting a shift from global to local for nearly 40 years. To learn more about the conference or Local Futures’ work, go to www.localfutures.org.

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Donnie Maclurcan: The not-for-profit world beyond capitalism

The Economics of Happiness on Apr 6, 2015

Donnie Maclurcan is Executive Director of the Post Growth Institute, and Affiliate Professor of Social Science at Southern Oregon University. This is his plenary talk at the Economics of Happiness conference, held in Portland, Oregon in February 2015. The conference was organized by Local Futures, a non-profit organization that has been promoting a shift from global to local for nearly 40 years. To learn more about the conference or Local Futures’ work, go to www.localfutures.org.

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Helena Norberg-Hodge: The Economics of Happiness

The Economics of Happiness on May 21, 2015

Helena Norberg-Hodge is the founder and Director of Local Futures, the author of Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh, and producer and co-director of the film The Economics of Happiness. This is her closing talk at the Economics of Happiness conference, held in Portland, Oregon in February, 2015. The conference was organized by Local Futures, which has been promoting a shift from global to local for nearly 40 years. To learn more about the conference or Local Futures’ work, go to www.localfutures.org.

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Updated: June 1, 2015

Can We Do It Ourselves?

Fria Tidningar webbtv on May 19, 2015

This is a solid, thought provoking documentary covering a relevant economic topic in-depth. The question of capitalism’s grip on the modern world is highly relevant today and the film questions if we should be pushing for a democratic cooperative way of doing business, showing case studies of businesses who are surviving as democracies within a capitalist system.

A film by Patrik Witkowsky, Jesper Lundgren, André Nyström and Nils Säfström. Distributed in cooperation with Fria Tidningar Media Cooperative.

h/t: David, thank you.

from the archives:

Chris Hedges: Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis

Helena Norberg-Hodge: The Right to Fresh, Healthy Food is a Fundamental Human Right

After 100 Years, It’s Time to Make the Federal Reserve a Public Utility by Ellen Brown

#TPP Fast Track Targets Local Foods Efforts by Karen Hansen-Kuhn + Take Action!

Helena Norberg-Hodge: Localization: Development without destruction and The Economics of Happiness, interviewed by Cindy Sheehan

6 thoughts on “Ellen Brown: Real Wealth – A Future We Can Bank On + Vicki Robin + Donnie Maclurcan + Helena Norberg-Hodge

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  3. Short post script re Ellen Brown’s initial amusing “Monopoly” quip about sharing one’s chips, the true originator of the first “Landlords Game” is not widely acknowledged http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Magie ~ she first patented her invention in 1904ce “designed to demonstrate the economic ill effects of land monopolism and the use of land value tax as a remedy for them…”

  4. This is a very encouraging set of talks, great insight and creative thinking ~ can’t get enough of these ideas, especially when they reflect actual experience as living examples….I particularly relish that dynamic strategy of resistance/renewal (Helena N-Hodge….)

    On that note, I just watched an excellent, well produced Swedish doc. with fine American interviews including N Chomsky & others; the Swedish narrative is subtitled, so it’s worth stopping occasionally to catch all the text.

    It presents clear discussion about the institutional disconnect of capital investment from production processes and how it erodes community values that preserve, guarantee and inspire meaningful work. Covers two successful cooperative businesses in the US (Equal Exchange & a care company in NY. I thinks it adds real value to the videos in this post, so hope you may agree Lo.

    • Thanks for the link, David. Glad you enjoyed this post, unfortunately posts like these don’t receive many views.

      I’ll add this video to the post as it is very important to understand what economic democracy really is.

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