Happiness 2/e: Lessons From A New Science by Richard LayardHappiness 2/e: Lessons From A New Science by Richard Layard

Happiness 2/e: Lessons From A New Science

byRichard Layard

Paperback | May 17, 2011

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In this new edition of his 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? Now fully revised and updated to include developments since first publication, Layard answers his critics in what is still the key book in 'happiness studies'.
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 Scho...
Title:Happiness 2/e: Lessons From A New ScienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.85 × 5.1 × 1 inPublished:May 17, 2011Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0241952794

ISBN - 13:9780241952795

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A MUST to any economics/politics novice!!! I absolutely LOVED this book! Any person who wants to go into politics should read this! It is science/evidence based proof of why government policies are SO important! And how important our government is to have a better collectivity that impacts us all directly and indirectly. I cannot say enough greta things about the book and the author!
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