Boyce CJ (2019) Happiness may be a choice – except that it’s constrained by vested economic interests. The Conversation. 10.06.2019.
First paragraph: Our knowledge about what it is that people need to feel happy and satisfied with in their lives keeps growing, yet the extent to which people actually feel happy and satisfied with their lives has largely stagnated. There might be small shifts each year that may enable one country to claim it is “happier” than another, but these shifts rest on narrow definitions of happiness and are rarely the result of government policies that would warrant any real celebration.
Money; Happiness; GDP; Wellbeing; Economic growth; Choice