A Holistic Economy

an interview with Helena Norberg-Hodge

October 27, 2017

Interview by
Joanna Harcourt-Smith

In this week’s episode Helena Norberg-Hodge speaks with Joanna Harcourt-Smith and Jacob Aman about: a  deregulated global system, responsible for every problem we face; the economic shift in the West in the last thirty years; growing things organically is more efficient; millions of initiatives connecting producers and consumers; the great hope lies in the people’s movement; rebuilding face-to-face cultures and deep connection with Nature; everyday indigenosity; a decentralization that understands ecological and human realities;; creating a way of life where people and planet matter; we need a holistic view helping us to create political, community and personal change.

Author and filmmaker Helena Norberg-Hodge is the founder and director of Local Futures-Economics of Happiness. A pioneer of the ‘new economy’ movement, she has been promoting an economics of personal, social and ecological well-being for more than thirty years. She is the producer and co-director of the award-winning documentary “The Economics of Happiness”, and is the author of “Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh”, described as “an inspirational classic”. She was honored with the Right Livelihood Award (or ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’) for her groundbreaking work in Ladakh, and received the 2012 Goi Prize for contributing to “the revitalization of cultural and biological diversity, and the strengthening of local communities and economies worldwide”.

“I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik

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