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Happiness is back

Growing incomes in western societies no longer make us happier, and more individualistic, competitive societies make some of us positively unhappy. Public policy should take its cue once more from Bentham's utilitarianism, unfashionable for many decades but now vindicated by…
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The big picture

Richard Layard recommends the most illuminating of recent books on the wired society but draws more pessimistic conclusions than the author
Richard Layard