Buy less and be happier for it

The wellbeing industry The word ‘wellbeing’ is bandied about pretty liberally these days, used as a catch-all for anything wanting to be viewed as good or positive. Unfortunately, the term is rarely accompanied by a definition of exactly what sort of wellbeing is on offer or what kind of benefits it might confer. Increasingly, ‘wellbeing’Continue reading “Buy less and be happier for it”

Feeding the beast: Why economics doesn’t equal wellbeing

Years ago I read a book called The Good Life1, which endorsed a life of frugality and the rejection of established concepts around work and money. The idea that one could reject wealth and a traditional working week was life-changing to me; as was the notion that I was engaging in certain practices only toContinue reading “Feeding the beast: Why economics doesn’t equal wellbeing”