Posts Tagged ‘happiness’

  • The Washing Machine Empowered Women.

    The GDP and Happiness

    Jun 9, 10 • 89 Views • Behavioral Economics, Economic History, Gender gap, Households, InnovationNo Comments

    Yesterday’s post about the impact of individual wealth on happiness started me wondering about flush toilets, washing machines, and cars. As our nation became wealthier and produced more goods and services, how did that affect our happiness? To get some...

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    Money and Happiness

    Jun 8, 10 • 77 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Does money buy happiness? A 2006 report from the Pew Research Center said yes and no. If we compare income groups, the answer is yes. Almost 50% of people earning more than $100,000 annually said they were happy. However, as income levels dropped, so too did...

  • Measuring Happiness

    Dec 29, 09 • 119 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    On September 27, I questioned whether anyone could develop a better measure of well-being than the GDP even when Dr. Stiglitz’s commission suggested the possibility. Perhaps confirming the challenge, several lists of state happiness levels were recently...