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A Not-For-Profit World Built For Wellbeing

Imagine waking up every morning knowing that your work not only supports your own livelihood but also supports the wellbeing of your entire community. Imagine how it would feel to know that everyone has meaningful work that supports social wellbeing and helps keep the planet healthy.

Welcome to a Not-For-Profit World, a world in which all businesses exist to meet social needs rather than earn private profits. Researchers at the Post Growth Institute are busy writing about how this vision for the future is becoming a reality and how we can all help move this transition along. The book is called “How on Earth: Flourishing in a Not-For-Profit World by 2050”.

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Around the World of Wellbeing in Eighteen Web Links

Spanish postgraduate student and NOW volunteer, Jesus Martin offers a brief survey of recent wellbeing policy initiatives in different countries. He explains, "in this post, I “travel” around the world to briefly survey some governance initiatives (top-down approaches) to Wellbeing policy in different countries, as well as highlighting various pieces of recent news where one can observe that the Wellbeing Agenda is becoming more and more visible in the mass media."

Gross Domestic Problem Book Launch

In early February NOW hosted a launch for an excellent new book entitled Gross Domestic Problem: The Politics Behind the World’s Most Powerful Number. The author of this book, Lorenzo Fioramonti, came to Totnes Book Shop to speak about the key themes of his book; namely the political background of Gross Domestic Product as a measurement of economic growth, the weaknesses of using GDP as a measure and the grassroots alternatives now beginning to take root.