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Happiness Plateaus

Happiness, as measured by national surveys, has hardly changed over 50 years. The rich are generally happier than the poor, but rich countries do not get happier as they get richer. The Japanese are much better off now than in 1950, but the proportion who say they are “very happy” has not budged. Americans too have remained much as Alexis de Tocqueville found them in the 19th century: “So many lucky men, restless in the midst of abundance.”

from Economics Discovers its Feelings in Dec 19, 2006 Economist

The Abundance Gap

via Citizen Agency » Looking over the CA horizon into 2007

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