Work 35.6

Published: November 2009

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Going to work is so much a part of our lives that sometimes we forget to think about it. This issue of Alternatives will encourage you to reflect on how we spend the better part of each day. If, as research shows, we gain no additional happiness once our income climbs above $15,000, why are we working so many extra hours? Take a look at our centrespread of facts, figures and startling graphics that illustrate how our lives are changing.

We may be emerging from the recession, but have we learned anything?

 Read selected articles and web extras from this issue

Here's what else you get when you buy the issue:

News & Notes: 35.6 

Letters to the Editor: 35.6

Are We Happy Yet? - Mark Anielski
All the money in the world won’t buy it, so what are we working for?

Are We Happy Yet? - Mark Anielski
All the money in the world won’t buy it, so what are we working for?

Power of the First People - Chris Henderson
Aboriginal involvement is key to small-scale hydro in Canada.

Time, Money, and Well-Being
Alternatives surveys cutting-edge research on wealth and happiness.

The Workless Class 
A lesson from Britain on the importance of funding education.

Simpler, Fairer, Richer - Sally Lerner
Now is the time to revolutionize how we work.

In Review: Losing Confidence: Power, Politics, and the Crisis in Canadian Democracy 

In Review: Managing Without Growth

Brain Mulch: White Dress, Green Heart  

Publication of this issue was made possible by The Gosling Foundation; The Salamander Foundation; and the support from our many subscribers. We acknowledge the financial support of Canada’s International Development Research Centre (; EJLB Foundation; Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation; The McLean Foundation; Ontario Media Development Corporation; Ontario Trillium Foundation; Ontario Work Study Plan. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) of the Department of Canadian Heritage toward our project costs. The support of the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo and the Waterloo Environmental Studies Endowment Foundation is appreciated.'

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Work 35.6
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