It's Our Money podcasts: Paying for Catastrophe and the Economics of Happiness

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Left: Tim Canova, professor of Law and Public Finance at Nova Southeastern University's Shepard Broad College of Law, Candidate FL 23rd Congressional District; Right: Helena Norberg-Hodge, Producer The Economics of Happiness, Author Ancient Futures, Founder and Director of Local Futures

 

In the latest "It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown" podcast, Ellen talks with law professor Tim Canova. Whether a flood, fire, hurricanes or a failed financial system, the Federal Reserve and the US Treasury have the means to address big financial challenges in a variety of ways – if they want to. Recent devastations challenge our understanding of how to pay for recovery, but when we look back to our not-so-distant past, answers emerge in a clear and encouraging way. Ellen’s guest, Law Professor Tim Canova, is an expert on banking, finance and the Federal Reserve, and candidate for the Congressional seat of Debbie Wasserman Schultz in Florida. [listen]

The next episode of "It's Our Money" will be broadcast live on Wednesday, Nov 2 at 3pm EST / Noon PST. [Listen live.] We've been told that marketplace productivity is irrefutable evidence of economic efficiency and a precursor to consumer happiness. But that meme is a self-serving axiom designed to consolidate wealth, power and systems control into the hands of global corporations. Ellen’s guest, Helena Norberg-Hodge, is the producer of the award-winning documentary The Economics of Happiness and author of Ancient Futures. 

She is also founder and director of the NGO Local Futures, which has been a pioneer in the emerging global-to-local movement. Helena shows from her studies with native peoples that economies centered in local production are superior to globalized economies in both efficiency and a happiness quotient for citizens.

Helena will be speaking at public events in Los Angeles on November 5th and in Claremont, California on November 6th


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