The ultimate solution to the climate emergency: eliminate debt money

A personal plea to Greta Thurnberg and our young people. By Mark Anielski (author of An Economy of Well-being and The Economics of Happiness)       I believe the greatest thing we could do to stop the climate emergency in its tracks is to end the world’s debt-money system and replace it with a new monetary model based on well-being. Did you know that the average …

A Well-being Budget for Canada

Canada’s 2020-21 Well-being Budget Prepared by Mark Anielski Economist and author of The Economics of Well-being: Practical Tools for Building Genuine Wealth and Happiness (2018) and The Economics of Happiness: Building Genuine Wealth (2007). This fictitious well-being budget speech was created by Mark Anielski, Edmonton-based well-being economist and author of An Economy of Well-being based on the recent Well-being Budget …

Ellen Brown: banking on the people, democratizing money

Ellen Brown is the founder of the Public Banking Institute,  a Fellow at The Democracy Collaborative, and the author of a dozen books and hundreds of articles. She developed her research skills as an attorney practicing civil litigation in Los Angeles.  In her best-selling Web of Debt (2007, 2012), she turned those skills to an analysis of the Federal Reserve and “the money …

Valleyview State of Well-being Report 2017

The Valleyview Genuine Wealth Assessment for the Town of Valleyview was commissioned in 2017 to assess and report on the overall state of well-being, quality of life, vitality and long-term sustainability of the community of Valleyview. The expected utility of the use of the Genuine Wealth assessment for the town of Valleyview is to provide both local decision makers and …