- Bruno S. Frey (Zeppelin) and Alois Stutzer (Basel): The Use of Happiness Research for Public Policy.
- Bruno S. Frey (Zeppelin) and Jana Gallus (Zurich): Happiness Policy and Economic Development.
- Gianluigi Coppola (Salerno): The Easterlin Paradox: An Interpretation.
- Taddese Mezgebo (Mekelle): Something Out of Nothingness: Extended Identity’s Implication for Human Nature and Happiness.
- Martina Menon and Federico Perali (Verona) and Ravi Pendakur (Ottawa): All in the Family: How Do Social Capital and Material Wellbeing Affect Relational Wellbeing?
- From New Philosopher, a special issue on happiness.
- For Margaret Thatcher as for today’s happiness industry, there is no such thing as society.
- Benjamin Radcliff, author of The Political Economy of Human Happiness, argues that generous welfare states and strong labor market protections produce happier citizens than do more laissez-faire policies.
- Eugenio Proto and Aldo Rustichini on GDP and life satisfaction: New evidence.
- Andrew Anthony on Nick Brown, the British amateur who debunked the mathematics of happiness.
- Mari Ruti on happiness and its discontents.
- John Quiggin on what happiness conceals: For years, economists have laboured on the riddle of happiness — if they studied misery, they might get somewhere.
- Even though the search for happiness is never in short supply, as is the case with other human commodities, happiness merely remains an elusive possibility for all who seek it.
- Be happier — spend more money on others: A round-up of recent research finds spending money on others can satisfy basic psychological needs and boost happiness.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Happiness and its Discontents - Omnivore
From Bookforum's Omnivore blog, sometime last week, this collection of links focuses on happiness and its various forms, its economics, and as an object of our obsession.