Since early 2018, we have spent a lot of time with our protagonist Katherine Trebeck. In the summer of last year, we also traveled to Costa Rica together, to film her while she was speaking at a conference about sustainable fashion, and while she met the Costa Rican First Lady. On that trip, she told… Continue Reading
I can hardly contain my excitement: the Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon gave a TED Talk, and only two hours ago it was published on the TED.com website. In her talk, she makes the case for governments focussing the efforts of their work no longer on GDP, but on increasing the well-being of their citizens:… Continue Reading
I just read the text “Economic growth: a short history of a controversial idea” by Gareth Dale — and thought that some of its points merit mentioning here, as they relate to the core issue of our film project: the unhealthy obsession of most governments with GDP Growth, and how to end it. Dale’s text… Continue Reading
In the past weeks and months, we’ve been excited to notice how the Wellbeing Economics Governments have been making progress. New York Times About New Zealand’s Wellbeing Budget The most visible example may have been the New York Times article about New Zealand’s Wellbeing Budget. We were excited to see this in part also because… Continue Reading
We’ve taken too much time off this blog — but it’s not because we were idle. Quite the contrary. At least a month and a half were filled with us doing two fairly tedious jobs for this film, much of which we couldn’t share — because it is simply way too boring: We had to… Continue Reading
Our final trip to Rome, Jeffrey Sachs about Wellbeing vs. Trump, a prime minister bailing out, and a Tesla breaking down — all in under four minutes!
It’s been over a month that we’ve published our last post here on the blog and on Facebook, when we introduced our new “partner in crime” Rou Reynolds. We didn’t really mean to take that long a break, but there was just a lot going on in other areas of our lives, and the work… Continue Reading