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John de Graaf is a documentary filmmaker and the co-producer of the popular PBS special, AFFLUENZA. He is the co-author of AFFLUENZA: THE ALL-CONSUMING EPIDEMIC (2001) and of the upcoming WHAT’S THE ECONOMY FOR, ANYWAY? (Bloomsbury, 2011). He is the Executive Director of Take Back Your Time (www.timeday.org) and has taught at The Evergreen State College. He lives in Seattle.

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Happiness: is it just a fad of the day or the wave of the future? On July 19th, 2011, the United Nations (UN) passed a resolution urging governments across the globe to start measuring happiness and well-being “with a view to guiding public policy.” The UN recognizes that gross domestic product (GDP) is an insufficient […]

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