Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Happiness Project

I was visiting some economics blogs I hadn't visited in a long time - I changed computers and lost alot of links - and came across a link to this post on The Happiness Project:

"If I’ve learned one thing from my happiness project, it’s that if I want my life to be a certain way, I must be that way myself."

What's this got to do with economics? There's this idea out there that despite all the stuff we've got and our "high standard of living," most studies indicate we aren't any happier than we ever were. Something in economic theories and efforts of maximizing utility are at a disconnect with overall happiness created in society.

No comments: