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<img title="Dewey, post eviction" alt="Dewey, post eviction" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/threatlevel/2011/12/dewey-post-eviction-660x440.jpg" /> Dewey Square after the Dec. 10 eviction of Occupy Boston <img title="Last day of Occupy at Dewey" alt="Last day of Occupy at Dewey" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/threatlevel/2011/12/last-day-from-ga-660x440.jpg" /> Boston's Dewey Square on Dec. 9, as some occupiers evacuated and other drew together in preparation for eviction <img title="Occupy Boston's Sacred Space" alt="Occupy Boston's Sacred Space" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/threatlevel/2011/12/a-sacred-tents-660x440.jpg" /> The view from inside Occupy Boston's Sacred Space, an interfaith chapel inside of a tent. Protestors prayed here up until the eviction.
what struck me is the truly radical economic notion enmeshed in the Mesh: The more we share our stuff, the less we need to buy all that new stuff that inevitably leads to ever-rising greenhouse gas emissions, environmental degradation, and the pursuit of unsustainable consumption
The capability approach (also referred to as the capabilities approach ) was initially conceived in the 1980s as an approach to welfare economics . [ 1 ] In this approach, Amartya Sen brought together a range of ideas that were hitherto excluded from (or inadequately formulated in) traditional approaches to the economics of welfare.
We are told that a healthy happy citizen must enjoy "meaning, mastery and autonomy".
Excerpted from a report by Pat Kane, on how various UK forces are trying to use ‘happiness’ politics: