TEDGlobal 2010

The Happy Planet Index: Nic Marks on TED.com

Posted by: Tedstaff

Statistician Nic Marks asks why we measure a nation’s success by its productivity — instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people. He introduces the Happy Planet Index, which tracks national well-being against resource use (because a happy life doesn’t have to cost the earth). Which countries rank highest in the HPI? You might be surprised. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2010, July 2010 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 16:49)

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Comments (1)

  • Tabby Lorentz commented on Aug 6 2012

    This is one of the best talks I’ve ever seen. Not only is the content interesting and inspirational, but those 5 activities are practical things everybody can do. My pay it forward act since I’ve seen this is telling people of these 5 activities because they work.