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Geographies of human wellbeing

In this talk, Jim Harter talks about the critical elements of wellness and happiness.


Psychologist Tim Kasser discusses how America's culture of consumerism undermines our well-being. When people buy into the ever-present marketing messages that "the good life" is "the goods life," they not only use up Earth's limited resources, but they are less happy and less inclined toward helping others. The animation both lays out the problems of excess materialism and points toward solutions that promise a healthier, more just, and more sustainable life.



What would happen if the government started giving everyone $15,000 a year – no matter how rich or poor they are?

Spatial variations in wellbeing

These are the 10 countries with the highest percentage of total wealth in the hands of their top 1%.


10 countries that are best at preventing too much wealth from accumulating at the top.



Created by Luciana Cavallaro March 2022