Facebook’s latest incursion into our lives further commercializes and cheapens our relationships, replacing genuine interaction with a series of sponsored connections. We can only be left wondering where Zuckerberg’s business model will next try to shift our notions of privacy. How long before corporations know you better than your closest friends? Let’s kill the beast . . . kill it now before it’s too late. Start by removing these ads with software like Adblock Plus and end with a Facebook suicide.
The Economics of Happiness explores a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. Government and big business promoting globalization and the consolidation of corporate power while on the other hand communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm – an economics of localization.