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NEW ECONOMY  

The Economics of Happiness Film Review: The Economics of Happiness

Kristy Leissle   |   Apr 14, 2011

Why are we so lonely when we have so much? Beyond the unhappiness of a disconnected world are new—and very old—ways we can turn it around.   MORE »



Helping Hand by Knight725 Our Human Nature

David Korten   |   Apr 12, 2011

People often justify greed as simply human nature. Why our economic policies need to reward our caring, cooperative sides instead.   MORE »



PLANET  

Photo by Martin Klein 20,000 New Species Under the Sea

Lynsi Burton   |   Apr 13, 2011

Who lives in the ocean? The world’s first census of the sea introduces thousands of new creatures, and the impact we’re having on them.   MORE »



Photo by Natalie Manuel What’s So Special About Humans?

James Trimarco   |   Apr 13, 2011

We take for granted that humans have rights. Courts say corporations do, too. Now, there’s growing interest in rights for Nature and animals.   MORE »



PEACE & JUSTICE  

Photo by Victoria Bernal The Moral Case for Change

Gara LaMarche   |   Apr 12, 2011

It’s time to put the moral life back into our philanthropy and politics.   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

Get Your Skysight On!: How to Change the Way We Perceive the World

Daniel Dancer   |   Apr 12, 2011

An Oregon artist creates giant, living images to help students see their planet in a new way.   MORE »



Photo by Ian Brewer Common Stories

Kim Eckart   |   Apr 10, 2011

Do you ride the bus? Use the library? Walk on the sidewalk? Congratulations—you’re already part of the commons movement.   MORE »



PEOPLE POWER  

Budget Tug of War by Joe Philipson The Budget Agreement: No Occasion for Back-Patting

Alan W. Houseman   |   Apr 11, 2011

Lawmakers are congratulating themselves for averting government shutdown—but the nation’s budget for 2012 is still out of balance.   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

You Can’t Ignore Me Any Longer

Apr 14, 2011

Street artist JR brings art to improbable places, creating projects that force us to really see each other.   MORE »
JR delivering his TED Talk on the occasion of winning the TED Prize


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