Is Bhutan's GNH experiment a success or failure?

This charming little video provides some history of the concept of Gross National Happiness and its application in Bhutan.

It is amazing how much passion has been aroused by Gross National Happiness outside Bhutan. In August last year Jeffrey Sachs, a distinguished development economist, suggested that western countries should follow Bhutan in adopting Gross . . . → Read More: Is Bhutan’s GNH Experiment a Success or Failure?

Whose Fault Is It? Assigning Blame for Tough Times at Home

With the recent turnaround in the stock market, happy days are here again, at least for a minute. And yet, if you are very, very still, you will a hear a faint rustling in the background, like something scary sneaking up on a rabbit.

That rustling you hear is everybody sneaking around looking . . . → Read More: Whose Fault Is It? Assigning Blame for Tough Times at Home

Warren Buffet’s Appeal to Our Dead Consumer Culture: ‘Buy American’

In an op-ed piece of October 17’s New York Times world-famous entrepreneur and financier Warren Buffet urged American investors to return to the stock market and bet on the long term future success of the United States. “Buy American,” Buffett’s headline reads. “I am.”

The essay was a vote of confidence from a successful . . . → Read More: Warren Buffet’s Appeal to Our Dead Consumer Culture: ‘Buy American’

Scapegoating: The Last American Growth Industry

Recently I read a disturbing article by a young South Carolina mother entitled “A Letter to Illegal Mexican Walmart Shoppers.” (Editor’s note: the article’s original URL no longer exists. Click here to read it from Google’s cached pages.) The gist of the letter is that, in this woman’s opinion, Mexican Walmart shoppers are rude, . . . → Read More: Scapegoating: The Last American Growth Industry

Your Right to Healthcare Or Your Right to Choose?

These are exciting times for all of us given the increasing interest in healthcare during a presidential election. One key theme in the transformation of our medical system has been whether universal healthcare is something we want, something we can afford, and something we want to make happen.

When people think of universal healthcare, . . . → Read More: Your Right to Healthcare Or Your Right to Choose?