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.

Not Just an Ugly Duckling: How Canada’s Wetlands Provide Genuine Value to the Well-being of Canadians.

Not Just Another Ugly Duckling: How Canada’s Wetlands Provide Genuine Value to the Well-being of Canadians. July 8, 2014 Most of us take nature for granted. In economic terms we effectively ignore the benefits that nature provides to us including providing … Continue reading

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Let’s Measure What Matters to Well-being

Let’s go beyond GDP and Start Measuring What Matters to our Well-being and Happiness  Between 1995 and 1998 I was working as a senior economic advisor to former Alberta Treasurer Jim Dinning as part of a team at Alberta Treasury that … Continue reading

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First Study to Measure the Wellbeing Impacts of the BC Construction Associations Employment Program

BC’S STEP PROGRAM PAYS BACK GOVERNMENT FUNDING WITHIN 10 MONTHS, DELIVERS $8+ MILLION IN INCREMENTAL REVENUE  VICTORIA, BC, October 2, 2013 – A report published today by Mark Anielski of Anielski Management demonstrates that the British Columbia Construction Association’s (BCCA) … Continue reading

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The real cost of eliminating poverty

What would it cost to eliminate poverty and ensure that each person on the planet enjoyed a ‘living wage’; enough income to meet their basic needs for a descent and good life? First, the world’s leaders, along with the world’s … Continue reading

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On Happiness: Creative Mornings Edmonton January 11 2013

On January 11, 2013 I presented the following thoughts and ideas on the subject of Happiness to Creative Mornings Edmonton. What is Creative Mornings? Every month in major cities around from New York to Madrid to Edmonton hosts, videographers, photographers, … Continue reading

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