Posts Tagged ‘happiness’

  • The Washing Machine Empowered Women.

    The GDP and Happiness

    Jun 9, 10 • 186 Views • No 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...  [read more]

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    Money and Happiness

    Jun 8, 10 • 197 Views • No 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...  [read more]

  • Measuring Happiness

    Dec 29, 09 • 311 Views • No 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...  [read more]