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General election 2015: We’re happier than you think

Wellbeing has risen over the past four years, so why aren't we hearing more about it in the election?

By Gus O'Donnell   May 2015

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“It’s time we admitted that there is more to life than money, and it’s time we focused not just on GDP but on GWB—general wellbeing… It’s about the beauty of our surroundings, the quality of our culture, and above all on the strengths of our relationships.”

So which of our political leaders said that? Hard to guess, perhaps, because it sounds suspiciously like the sort of thing politicians of all hues say when (in office) they are failing to deliver…

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