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Not sure if this is where to post this but here goes.

Check out this incredible documentary. You can't watch the whole thing online but you can check for screenings near you (or organize one) or purchase the DVD.

http://www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org/

What some of the reviewers had to say

The Economics of Happiness says everything it should say. Ambitiously, it attempts to explain the many downsides of economic globalization, while offering actual alternatives that the viewer can get behind… it does this concisely and without too much dreadful hyperbole or schmaltz…. I can heartily recommend this film as an activist tool.” – Antonio Roman-Alcalá, http://civileats.com/

...understanding localization versus globalization
...the perfect balance between telling the hard truth and conveying the warmth of the heart.
...enlightening and engaging approach to the solution
 
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Thanks!  It's now on my to-watch list.
 
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"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."

Damn fine! Yours?
 
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Nope, it's a quote by sci-fi author Robert Heinlein.  I should edit my signature to include the citation.  I think the specific quote is from "Time Enough for Love"

Edit - the quote takes up the max of 400 characters, which is why I didn't attribute it to begin with.
 
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I like it. Needs to include caring for babies but as my friend Nancy says, anyone who can't do that will be unable to die gallantly anyhow  .
 
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Caring for babies is not that difficult...
...by the time they are 3, they should have you completely trained!
 
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Is that the secret? I have been doing it wrong all this time. No wonder it's been such a challenge!
 
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