Presentations, Media and Reviews

Presentations on Youtube

Economics of Happiness presentation at the March 2010 presentation at the Garrison Institute’s Climate, Mind and Behavior symposium held in March 2010.Watch Video Presentation (Part 1) Watch Presenation (Part 2)

The University of Texas at El Paso (April 27, 2010) welcomed Mark Anielski, president of Anielski Management Inc. and adjunct professor of the School of Business at the University of Alberta, as a speaker with UTEP’s Millennium Lecture Series during the spring 2010 semester. Anielski discussed, “The Economics of Happiness: A Road Map to Building Genuine Wealth,” on April 27, in the Undergraduate Learning Center. The Millennium Lecture Series brings speakers to the UTEP campus to address topics that impact our society, culture and lives. The lectures in this series are intended to provoke community thinking and stimulate discussion about important issues of the day. Watch presentation video (60 min)

The Economics of Happiness and our education. As part of Alberta’s Inspiring Education initiative, Mark Anielski, author of The Eonomics of Happiness, shares his perspective about needing to encourage Alberta students to pursue what makes them happy (February 2010).Watch video (4 min)

Pembina’s David Dodge interviews author, Mark Anielski about the “Economics of Happiness” and his connection with the Pembina Institute. Watch Video ( 9 min)

The Genuine Progress Indicator Pembina’s David Dodge talks to Economist Mark Anielski about the Genuine Progress Indicator for Edmonton. Mark’s GPI report found the carbon footprint going down, domestic violence up – what does it all mean? Produced by the Pembina Institute. (Ma 2010). Watch video (5 min)

Reboot the Economy: Think! A new idea of Alberta: Mark Anielski, economist, author of The Economics of Happiness and president of Anielski Management Inc. on rebooting the economy.Watch video (7 min.)

Mark is interviewed by film-maker Jon Cooksey for his documentary film
How to Boil a Frog 
Watch the video

Book Awards

Mark Anielski, awarded one of the 50 Most Influential Albertans in 2008. Venture Magazine.

Nautilus Award

Economics of Happiness Wins Gold in 2008 Nautilus Book Awards in Los Angeles, June 1, 2008 Nautilus 2008 Gold Winners


Economics of Happiness Wins Bronze in 2008 Axiom Business Book Awards in New York, March 10, 2008 Axiom Business Book Awards Winners

Radio and Television Reviews

Print Media Articles

Interview with World Changing Canada’s Hassan Masum (May 8, 2008)

Many Canadians are discovering that disillusionment with shopping and accumulating “stuff” is spreading into other areas of their lives. Strategist and Futurist, PJ Wade, examines the economics of happiness and makes suggestions for redirection of emphasis.

Read the article: The Economics of Happiness: What Do You Value

US Radio Interviews on the Economics of Happiness

September 12, 2007, 7:25-7:35 am MST
WFON Milwaukee, WI “Jon and Mary in the Morning”

September 12, 2007, 7:50-8:00 am MST
Cable Radio Network – CRN National National, with Jack Roberts

September 13, 2007, 5:20-5:40 am MST
Biz Radio Network, Houston-Dallas, Texas “The Morning Show” with Brent Clanton

September 13, 2007, 9:00-9:10 am MST
WDST-FM, Albany, NY, “Gattine and France” with Greg Gattine

September 13, 2007, 9:30-9:60 am MST
Project Radio Health, Chicago, IL, “LaVeda Peterlin Interview” with LaVeda Peterlin

September 13, 2007, 10:00-10:30 am MST
WKBK-AM, Keene, NH, “Kid Talk” with Steve DeMasco

September 17, 2007, 7:10-7:20 am MST
Talk of Connecticut, Harford, CT, “The Brad Davis Show” with Brad Davis

September 25, 2007, 8:20-8:40 pm MST
Sirius Satellite Network, New York, NY. “As You Think” with Fr. Paul Keenan

September 26, 2007, 9:05-9:15 am MST
KYW-AM, Philadelphia, PA, “Morning Report” with Don Lancer

September 27, 2007, 7:35-7:45 am MST
XEPE-AM, San Diego, CA, “Morning Show” with Mark Larson II

September 28, 2007, 7:30-7:40 am MST
KCMN-AM, Colorado Springs, CO, “Tron in the Morning” with Tron Simpson

September 28, 2007, 9:34-9:40 am MST
Radio Colorado Network, “Business for Breakfast” with Tom Chenault and Woody Vincent

October 2, 2007, 7:10-7:20 am MST
WHAM, Rochester, NY, “Chet and Beth” with Chet Walker and Beth

October 3, 2007, 12:45-1:15 pm MST
Sirius Satellite Radio, New York, NY, “The Good Life” with Jesse Dylan

October 4, 2007, 7:00-7:15 am MST
WCWA-AM Toledo OH, “The Troy Neff Show” with Troy Neff

October 6, 2007, 6:10-6:40 am MST
WFMP-FM, Minneapolis, MN, “The Jill Spiegel Show” with Jill Spiegel

October 8, 2007, 8:30-9:00 am MST
KVON-AM, San Francisco, CA, “Morning Edition” with Jeff Schectman

October 9, 2007, 8:30-9:00 am MST
Lifestyle Talk Radio, “Michael Dresser Show” with Michael Dresser

October 12, 2007, 7:10-7:20 am MST
WCBQ-AM & WHNC-AM Raleigh, NC, Dr. Alvin Augustus Jones
Listen to the Interview by clicking on the Economics of Happines book cover on Alvin’s site.

What is Genuine Wealth and the Economics of Happiness?

Listen to the July 31, 2007 interview with CKUA radio host Don Hill (filmmaker, a popular speaker and a long-standing member of the Writers Guild of Canada) with Mark at the Sugar Bowl in Edmonton and which appeared on Don’s CKUA RadioCKUA Radio show Inspiring Leadership (Show 4)

Listen to the CKUA Interview between Mark and Don Hill (18 minutes, MP3 file)

Policy Channel Interview with Ken Chapman: 
Challenging the conventional gospel of economic growth

Edmonton, June 4, 2007– In his first book, ecological economist and author Mark Anielski puts forward a new economic model that measures “Genuine Wealth.”  The Economics of Happiness suggests a manner by which economic development works towards genuine well-being and happiness.

In an exclusive new interview with The Policy Channel (, Anielski says we must begin to think of progress and success in a different light.  Anielski says current measures of wealth and progress, like the GDP, only focus on growth, production and export. “There’s no account for, let’s say, the loss of social cohesion”, he adds, which makes it “a flawed income statement”. In The Economics of Happiness, Anielski creates a system that measures progress in terms of human, social, natural, built and financial capital. The Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) adds “the value of unpaid work”, and subtracts “regrettable expenditures” considering many costs of growth using examples such as “the cost of crime” and “more air pollution”, he says.

“It’s a practical model for governance,” says Anielski, one that focuses on “an economy of stewardship” rather than simply” pursuing more production and export.” He says genuine wealth and progress should bedefined by a community’s well-being and quality of life. “What makes you joyful inside? What makes life worth living?” he asks, “That should be the basis of governance of civil society.”

Anielski’s Genuine Wealth model has been applied to various communities across the globe, “from Nunavut to China” and is being heralded by Austrian Professor from Management Center Innsbruck, Michael Klassen “very comprehensive,” and “unique in the whole world.”

To watch the video of the full interview with Mark Anielski, visit

Book Reviews

The Social Crediter
The Journal of the Social Credit Secretariat
Autumn, 2007, Vol. 83, #3
West Yorkshire, UK

by: Frances Hutchinson, Editor and Chairperson

The Economics of Happiness stands to become a classic. As an ecological economist, the author writes with assured authority on the relationship between the economic theories which have served industrial capitalism well but which now need to be superseded, and the emerging alternatives. Following in the footsteps of Thorstein Veblen and J. K. Galbraith, Anielski presents a thoroughly readable economics text, packed with quotable quotes and deserving of serious study. He has analysed practical experiments in sustainable production and accounting alongside the work of key authorities in economics, commerce and the environment. The whole is distilled to produce a solid basis for the founding of sustainable communities based on socially and ecologically sound procedures. At times, the text is a revelation.

I can think of no category of human beings – from artists, architects and accountants, through teachers and students, bankers and top corporate executives, farmers, historians, media reporters, medics, technicians, parents of day-old twins and Nobel prize winning economists – who could possibly regret buying a copy of this book, studying it, and handing it on to family, friends and colleagues.

(read full review, p. 217-219)