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Happiness By Richard Layard

Happiness
by Richard Layard

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Most people want more income. Yet as societies become richer, they do not become happier. We have sophisticated ways of measuring how happy people are. All the evidence shows that on an average, people have grown no happier. It is true of Britain, Japan, and other countries. This book shows that there is a paradox at the heart of our lives.
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Happiness: Lessons from a New Science (Second Edition) by Richard Layard

In this landmark book, Richard Layard shows that there is a paradox at the heart of our lives. Most people want more income. Yet as societies become richer, they do not become happier. This is not just anecdotally true, it is the story told by countless pieces of scientific research. We now have sophisticated ways of measuring how happy people are, and all the evidence shows that on average people have grown no happier in the last fifty years, even as average incomes have more than doubled. In fact, the First World has more depression, more alcoholism and more crime than fifty years ago. This paradox is true of Britain, the United States, continental Europe, and Japan. What is going on?

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About Richard Layard


Richard Layard is a leading economist who believes that the happiness of society does not necessarily equate to its income. He is best known for his work on unemployment and inequality, whihc provided the intellectual basis for Britain's improved unemployment policies. He founded the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, and since 2000 he has been a member of the House of Lords. His research into the subject of happiness brings together findings from such diverse areas as psychology, neuroscience, economics, sociology and philosophy.

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GOR001205112
Happiness: Lessons from a New Science (Second Edition) by Richard Layard
Richard Layard
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2006-04-06
320
0141016906
9780141016900
N/A
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