My second book An Economy of Well-being: Common Sense Tools for Building Genuine Wealth and Happiness was released May 10th in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Over 80 people attended the book launch on May 10th.
In my second book An Economy of Well-being responds to a common yearning for common-sense tools to orient our lives, our businesses, and our communities towards well-being. This is ideal reading for anyone who wishes to contribute to building happier, more mindful communities, and ultimately lives of joy and meaning.

This book, released just over 10 years since my award-winning The Economics of Happiness (2007) book, explores practical guide for building a new economy of well-being to help communities and nations become more flourishing and happier places to live. In this follow-up to his best-selling The Economics of Happiness, Anielski addresses key questions including:

  • How can our personal and family assets be strengthened for a more fulfilling life of meaning and purpose?
  • How can neighborhoods and cities become flourishing economies of well-being by making the best of abundant community assets?
  • how can an organizations, communities and financial institutions measure, manage and finance assets to achieve high levels of well-being?

In the face of political, financial, and environmental upheaval, it’s difficult to slow down and build lives of mindfulness and joy. These things are within reach, but how can we go about creating a new world, using common-sense economics?

You can buy the book from New Society Publishers,  Amazon or in ask for it in your favourite local bookstore.

Also check out my new website: for examples of practical tools, practices, videos and podcasts on how individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, First Nations communities, municipal governments and nations are beginning to adopt key aspects of an economy of well-being.


  • Darryl Hay says:

    Hi Mark,
    I’m not entirely up on the details, but believe the Pembina Foundation and Pembina Institute have dropped the ball and lost their way on implementing GPI, reducing fugitive emissions, orphan wells, dangerous drilling and production process and the like, and increasing consumption taxes while reducing deficit and debt in Alberta.
    Am looking for an alternative Registered Charity in Alberta or Canada to divert my donations.
    Can you advise one or two to research?

    • Mark Anielski says:

      Hi Darryl, my apologies for the very long delayed reply. I am actually working on the update to the Alberta GPI for 2020. Stay tuned. I believe you have very generous towards me already!

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