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Pontifical council: conference on happiness and the economy

May 28, 2013

The British and Costa Rican embassies to the Holy See, in collaboration with the Pontifical Council for Culture, are hosting a conference on May 28 entitled, “Well-Being of Society: Happiness as a measure of the economy? A cultural perspective.”

Speakers include Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture; diplomats and other government officials of Costa Rica and the United Kingdom; and Saamah Abdallah of the New Economics Foundation, who will discuss the Happy Planet Index, a measure of wellbeing that serves as an alternative to the gross domestic product.

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