The Economics of Well-Being

The Economics of Well-Being
Hi I’m Mark Anielski an economist and the author of An Economy of Well-being: Common Sense Tools for Building Genuine Wealth and Happiness and the award-winning book The Economics of Happiness.

California legalizes public banking, like Alberta and North Dakota
Oct 13 • 40 min
My next guest is Walt McCree with the US-based Public Banking Institute (and Associates). Walt and I discuss the importance of this weeks decision of California’s State Governor Gavin Newsom that allows California cities and counties to create their own…
John Cobb Jr. on the creation of an Ecological Civilization
Sep 30 • 40 min
World renowned process theologian John Cobb Jr. (94) gave this special keynote lecture in Seoul, South Korea on September 30, 2019. He presents his ideas on how the process theology philosophies of Alfred North Whitehead (father of process theology) would…
Ellen Brown banking on the people, democratizing money
Jun 23 • 55 min
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…
Tim Nash: Impact Investing for Good
Jun 10 • 61 min
Tim Nash is the founder of Good Investing and blogs as The Sustainable Economist. As an expert on socially responsible investing, impact investing, and the green economy, he is regularly featured in publications such as CBC’s The National, BNN Bloomberg’s…
Takota Coen: Permaculture farming as a model for an economy of well-being
Apr 25 • 64 min
Takota Coen is one of Canada’s youngest and innovative pioneering permaculture farmers. Takota along with his family farm 250 acres of prime agriculture land just east of Ponoka Alberta near Red Deer Lake. They practice a form of…
Marilyn Hughes: A Christian mystic talks about how to build an economy of love and well-being
Mar 24 • 72 min
Marilynn Hughes is my next guest on an economy of well-being podcast. Marilyn is a Christian mystic. She has experienced, researched, written and taught about Out-of-Body Travel and Mysticism since 1987 and has appeared on innumerable radio and television…
Jacqueline Cardinal: Stories of hope from an indigenous entrepreneur.
Jan 28 • 53 min
Jacqueline Cardinal is a gifted young (28) indigenous woman. Jacqueline was recently named as one of the top people under 40, along with her brother Hunter Cardinal (24), by Avenue Magazine. Jacqueline is a serial entrepreneur. She is the co-owner and…
Carol Anne Hilton: Indigenomics and Canada’s $100 Billion Indigenous Economy
Jan 17 • 29 min
Carol Anne Hilton is one of the leading First Nations thinkers and leaders in Canada. Her concept of ‘indigenomics’ is gaining more attention in Canada and around the world. In 2018 she launched the Indigenomics Institute, the leading research, education,…
Lil MacPherson: Better Lives Through Eating Good Local Food
Jan 6 • 46 min
December 22, 2018 My next special guest is Lil MacPherson, a businesswoman and restaurateur based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Lil is the the co-founder of the Wooden Monkey restaurant. I first met Lil in Halifax in 2007 when she hosted a book salon in her…
A Vision for an Economy of Well-being for Alberta
Dec 18, 2018 • 19 min
What would an economy of well-being for Alberta look like? Author Mark Anielski outlines his vision for a new economic future for Alberta.
Bonnie Trottier: How to measure well-being in a small town
Dec 16, 2018 • 31 min
Bonnier Trottier, a former child-care social worker and Valleyview community coordinator, has been a major part of the fledgling Valleyview Well-being Coalition. Bonnie was asked by Town Manager, Marty Paradine, to become a key architect of the Coalition…
Suza Singh, Calgary-based Action Film Maker
Dec 11, 2018 • 47 min
Suza Singh is a remarkable women. Suza is an action film maker originally from Manchester UK living in Calgary, Alberta. She has some bold ideas about this interesting genre of film and casts women as modern action heros. Her recent film, Replican, cast…
John Cobb Jr. on China’s Ecological Civilization
Dec 11, 2018 • 47 min
John Cobb Jr. is one of world’s most important theologians of our era; a master of Alfred North Whitehead’s process theology. At 93-years of age Cobb’s mind is remarkably sharp. His wisdom is unparalleled. He joined me today from his home in Claremont,…
Peter Block (Author of Flawless Consulting and the Abundant Community)
Nov 6, 2018 • 40 min
Peter Block, a 78-year-old master of public sector governance consulting and someone passionate about communities, joins me from Cincinnati on a far-ranging, wisdom-filled conversation. Peter has been my mentor and friend. He has been working with John…
John McKnight: Building Neighbourhood Assets
Sep 19, 2018 • 45 min
Author John McKnight joins me today in a special interview about his legacy of work as a community organizer. His work inspired me to think about community assets differently; assets are the diversity of gifts, skills and competencies we all have to share…
Walter Brueggemann: A Gospel of Hope
Aug 22, 2018 • 36 min
Legendary Old Testament scholar, theologian and teacher Walter Brueggemann joins me today from his home in Michigan to talk about his life’s work and his new book A Gospel of Hope. At 85 years of age, Brueggemann is one of the most important voices of our…
Robert Dellner: Investment Banking and Well-being
Aug 17, 2018 • 42 min
Robert Dellner, a London-based investment banker, impact investment expert and master of credit risk, joins me on my show exploring new avenues for impact investment that would take a well-being perspective. Robert joined me from his home in Woking just…
Dr. Muhammad Amjad Saqib founder of Akhuwat the world’s largest interest-free micro finance program
Jul 14, 2018 • 19 min
Today (July 15, 2018) I’m pleased to have a pre-recorded interview between my previous guest, Aneeqa Malik, and Dr. Muhammed Amjad Saqib, the founder of Akhuwat ( Dr Muhammad Amjad Saqib is the Founder and Chairperson of…
Aneeqa Malik: Soul-i-darity, Sufi Mysticism and Akhuwat (interest-free lending) in Pakistan
Jul 14, 2018 • 23 min
My guest is Aneeqa Malik, a London-based, Pakistani-born Transformation Management Consultant and Soulidarity Stewardess. She is Akhuwat UK’s Senior Research and Development Strategist. She is an Action Learning (ILM) & Research Facilitator and a Research…
How do you measure well-being in a small town like Valleyview, Alberta?: with guest Bonnie Trottier
Jul 13, 2018 • 32 min
Bonnier Trottier, a former child-care social worker and Valleyview community coordinator, has been a major part of the fledgling Valleyview Well-being Coalition. Bonnie was asked by Town Manager, Marty Paradine, to become a key architect of the Coalition…
Marty Paradine - Measuring Well-being in the Town of Valleyview Alberta
Jul 11, 2018 • 36 min
Join my next guest, Marty Paradine, an engineer and the town manager of a small Alberta town called Valleyview (2000 people). Marty was instrumental in envisioning and leading the Well-being Project for the town of Valleyview between 2016-2017. The…
Laura Musikanski (The Happiness Alliance) on Measuring Happiness and Well-being
Jun 15, 2018 • 35 min
My next guest on The Economics of Well-being podcast show is Laura Musikanski. Laura is the executive director of The Happiness Alliance and former executive director of Sustainable Seattle. A lawyer by profession, Laura is passionate about measuring the…
John De Graaf, Beauty and Well-being
Jun 8, 2018 • 30 min
John de Graaf is my new guest on An Economy of Well-being podcast. John is a Seattle-based independent producer of the award-winning television documentaries Affluenza and Escape from Affluenza, and is the national coordinator of Take Back Your Time Day.…
The Well-being Business: Introduction
May 26, 2018 • 6 min
In this series of podcasts, author and economist Mark Anielski, explores how well-being is being integrated into the business world, government policy analysis, banking, impact investment, First Nations self-determination and in our personal lives. This…
The Well-being Corporation: Introduction
May 26, 2018 • 6 min
In this short podcast I introduce the idea of how businesses can incorporate well-being principles and practices into their operations. Can a new Well-being Bottom Line become the fundamental measure of success of a new generation of business leaders that…
Well-being By Design
May 26, 2018 • 13 min
In this second podcast I explore the concept of incorporating well-being attributes in the architecture and design of buildings, office spaces, our homes and even on the ‘internet of things.’
Personal Happiness and Well-being
May 26, 2018 • 8 min
This is my first rough cut podcast about my personal perspective on personal happiness and well-being.
The Wellbeing Corporation: Possibilities
May 10, 2018 • 4 min