By Mark Anielski
- The Economics of Happiness: Building Genuine Wealth (2007)
- An Economy of Well-being; Common-Sense Tools for Building Genuine Wealth and Happiness (2018)
In the face of political, financial, and environmental upheaval, it's difficult to slow down and build lives of mindfulness and joy. These things are within reach, but how can we go about creating a new world, using common-sense economics? In An Economy of Well-being, author Mark Anielski presents a practical guide for building a new economy of well-being to help communities and nations become more flourishing and happier places to live. In this follow-up to his best-selling The Economics of Happiness (2007), Anielski addresses key questions including:
- How can our personal and family assets be strengthened for a more fulfilling life of meaning and purpose?
- How can neighborhoods and cities become flourishing economies of well-being by making the best of abundant community assets?
- how can an organizations, communities and financial institutions measure, manage and finance assets to achieve high levels of well-being?
An Economy of Well-being responds to a common yearning for common-sense tools to orient our lives, our businesses, and our communities towards well-being. This is ideal reading for anyone who wishes to contribute to building happier, more mindful communities, and ultimately lives of joy and meaning.
Anielski on Well-being and Banking / Money
- Podcast (36 min) that Mark Anielski made about this book
- Powerpoint presentation by Mark Anielski on the topic
- Official website of the book, including links to 'common sense tools'
Table of Contents of An Economy of Wellbeing
- Introduction: A New Economic Paradigm Based on Wellbeing
- Reclaiming Economics for Happiness (Reclaiming the Language of Economics / Happiness: Well-Being of Spirit / New Index of Well-Being / Measuring Well-Being Objectively / Alberta’s Economic Growth, Disease and Income Inequality / Exposing the Myth of Productivity / Measuring Happiness is All the Rage / People Prefer Happiness Over Wealth / Who Are the Happiest Canadians of All? / Happiness as the Ultimate Objective of Economic Development / From Financial Capitalism to Well-Being / Drowning in Debt / The Inconvenient Truth: How the Hidden Costs of Debt are Killing American Happiness/ The Path Ahead)
- A Roadmap to Well-Being (Can Well-Being Be Measured? / The Science of Well-Being: What We Measure Affects What We Do / Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and an Indigenous Model of Well-Being / The Util: Measuring Real Utility / Without Virtue, Happiness Cannot Be / The Five Capital Assets of Well-Being / Well-Being Accounts / The Five-Assets Sustainable Livelihood Model for Measuring Assets / The Well-Being Economy and UN Sustainable Development Goals / Well-Being-Based Governments)
- Bhutan, Edmonton and Alberta: Models of Well-Being Economics (Back to Edmonton: The City that Could / The Promise of Alberta / Alberta’s Preliminary Asset Accounts)
- The Well-Being Community (The Edmonton Social Health Index /Measuring the Well-Being of Valleyview, Alberta / Edmonton’s Well-Being Index and Measuring the Well-Being Return on Taxes / Community Asset and Well-Being-Impact-Based Governance / Well-Being-Based Governance and Budgeting / Designing a New Economy of Well-Being for Tahiti (French Polynesia))
- Well-Being for First Nations (Measuring What Matters to Community Well-Being /Why a Community Asset Assessment? / Natural Capital Assessment / The Well-Being Community Planning Process / Benefits of a Well-Being-Based Approach to Community Development)
- The Well-Being Workplace (Well-Being at Work /Businesses That Operate on Well-Being Principles / The Well-Being Corporation / Doing Well By Doing Good: The Flourishing Well-Being Enterprise / Well-Being: The Best Interest of Business / A Corporate Culture of Well-Being / Well-Being By Design)
- Accounting for Enterprise Well-Being (The Origins of Auditing / Toward Quality-of-Life Auditing and Accounting / Well-Being Inventory / Five Assets of Enterprise Well-Being / Measuring Workplace Well-Being / Enterprise Well-Being Index / True Pricing: Full-Cost Accounting / Making the Business Case of Well-Being / Asset Valuation and Verification with Well-Being in Mind)
- Well-Being Impact Investing (Virtuous Financial Leadership / Lintel Capital LLC: Investment for Good / Well-Being Impact Investment Funds / And the Times, They are a-Changin’)
- The Community Asset Well-Being Fund (Eliminating Poverty in Cincinnati within a Generation)
- Banking on Well-Being (All Roads Lead to London: The Queen’s Banker’s Wife / Freeing Economies of the Burden of Interest from Debt-Based Money )
About Mark Anielski
Mark Anielski is President and Chief Well-being Officer at Anielski Management Inc. He consults and speaks internationally on merging and measuring happiness, well-being and economics, including at Harvard, the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, the University of Texas in El Paso, the Harbin Institute of Technology in China, Shanghai Normal University, University of Alberta, and the School of Business in Innsbruck, Austria. He has served as an economic advisor to China and Bhutan in their efforts to adopt new measures of well-being and happiness. He is the author of the award-winning The Economics of Happiness (2007). He lives in Alberta, Canada with his family.