Author Archives: Mark Anielski

About Mark Anielski

I am an economist interested in genuine wealth and the author of the Economics of Happiness, a book that reveals how to use numbers to get at what's really important in life.

Relationships key to a happy life

Relationships matter more to our happiness and well-being than money, education, genetics, and position in society. I have learned this from studies of well-being and happiness in small communities in Alberta including Leduc and Olds. Strong relationships translate into higher levels of … Continue reading

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The Cost of Unemployment and Suicide in Alberta

          Alberta’s Medical Examiner warned that suicides are expected to jump 30% in 2015 reaching 654 suicides. Is this due to the impacts of falling oil prices and a down-turn in Alberta’s economy? Alberta’s total number … Continue reading

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Why Forests Matter: The Indigenomics of Forests

Here are the notes from last evening’s (November 4, 2015) Nature Conservancy of Canada forum on Why Forests Matter. Other speakers included Brian DePrato, economist with TD Bank, talking about natural capital, poet Lorna Crozier, Andrea Lyall (Aboriginal forester), Dr. … Continue reading

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The real costs and benefits of ending poverty in Edmonton by paying a living wage

I have the pleasure of serving on the End Poverty Task Force for the Mayor of the City of Edmonton. I completed the following preliminary analysis to the key question: what are the real costs (and benefits) of ending poverty … Continue reading

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What I would advise Premier Rachel Notley on Monday

Some economic advice for Premier-designate Rachel Notley Take a balance sheet approach to managing Alberta’s assets By Mark Anielski Co-founder Genuine Wealth Institute EDMONTON, May 11, 2015/ Troy Media/ – If I were sitting with Premier-designate Rachel Notley this morning … Continue reading

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