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Big Ideas - Full program podcast

ABC Radio National

Society & Culture, History

Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world, casting light on the major social, cultural, scientific and political issues

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CBC Massey lecture 5: Gross National Happiness

February 2nd, 2015

Episode 99 of 478 episodes

“Belonging” to a society means to know your own place as an individual, but also to embrace your responsibilities as a citizen. The last CBC Massey lecture picks up the Bhutanese principle of "Gross National Happiness": the value of the harmonious well-being of people. It’s a social good that's maybe even more important than economic growth. The drivers of this concept are generosity, ethical behaviour, and tolerance. Do they also have a role in our concept of democracy and citizenship?

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