The Blue Frontiers Podcast

Happiness, Wellbeing, Natural Assets & Blockchain: Mark Anielski - Episode 16

June 12, 2018

In this episode, Mark Anielski, author of The Economics of Happiness and The Economics of Wellbeing, speaks with our seavangelesse about his books. The conversation touches points such as the limitations of indexes, such as GDP and proposes to measure and back the wealth of communities with natural assets and how we could tokenize this.

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0:00 Introduction to Mark Anielski

0:35 Mark’s Book: The Economics of Happiness

1:00 Backing the wealth of a community with natural assets

1:35 Can money buy happiness?

2:00 Relation between GDP and happiness

3:40 Happiness is underestimated when measuring value

5:17 Ecological economics (Marc is a forest economist)

6:05 Mark’s socratic method to teach students about economics

7:01 Economics of wellbeing

7:55 How to measure happiness

8:45 Measuring Happiness in Arue in Tahiti

10:00 The island of Tahiti is shaped as a Mandelbrot Set Fractal

11:00 Te aroa ai rahi (verify)

12:00 Life and time in the Tahitian culture

13:00 No words for time in the Tahitian language

14:00 Time as an asset. We live 7.050 hours on average

15:35 : LIFE IN TIME

17:10 Money is nothing but a social invention

21:55 Using time as a currency

22:55 Bitcoin and time

22:25 Happiness and nature in French Polynesia

25:21 Reciprocity in Rapa Nui (Easter Island)

26:05 Sharing in the Inuits  community

26:52 The link between dancing, spontaneity and happiness

27:55 Ho pono pono

29:02 Mark Anielski: the most dangerous man in Tahiti

29:40 Backing natural assets on the blockchain

34:00 Designing bio-inspired systems

37:12 Greetings in parts of the world

38:14 How many hours has Mark lived?

41:10 The monetisation of natural resources

42:35 Rains of diamonds in Jupiter

43:35 I love you




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