Local is our future Steps to an economics of happiness

Helena Norberg-Hodge

Book - 2019

Globalization has no future. Political stability is a thing of the past; climate chaos is intensifying; anxiety disorders are of epidemic proportions; extremism and fundamentalism are becoming the norm. And yet we cling to the wreckage. Politicians of every hue continue to be in thrall to the global market. To challenge 'free trade,' which is the very essence of globalization, is all but unthinkable. But challenge it we must. And replace it. The future will be local. And the good news ...is that it is already happening. Under the radar of the mainstream media, a worldwide localization movement is emerging. On every continent, people are coming together to claw back control over their own economies, and in doing so are rebuilding connections to one another, while repairing fractured communities and damaged environments.

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[East Hardwick, Vermont] : Local Futures [2019]
Physical Description
159 pages ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 146-156).
Main Author
Helena Norberg-Hodge (author)
  • Reclaiming our future
  • Globalization : creating a lose-lose world
  • Counting the costs
  • The rise of extremism
  • Localization : getting from here to there
  • Grassroots inspiration
  • Local food for our future
  • Countering the objections
  • Globalization revisited
  • Rethinking the past
  • Big picture activism
  • The economics of happiness
  • Coda: a conversation with Wendell Berry.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

From a renowned pioneer of the anti-globalization movement, a primer on working towards a localized worldFrom disappearing livelihoods to financial instability, from climate chaos to an epidemic of depression, we face crises on a number of seemingly unrelated fronts. This well-referenced book traces the common roots of these problems in a globalized economy that is incompatible with life on a finite planet. But Local is Our Future does more than just describe the problem: it describes the policy shifts and grassroots steps – many of them already underway around the world – that can move us towards the local and, thereby, towards a better world.