Monday, October 13, 2008

Money Does Not Equal Happiness....But Poverty Sure Doesn't Help

Take a look at the world happiness map.  The richest countries do not have the highest degree of satisfaction with life.  But the poorest countries certainly have a far lower level of happiness.  Apparently, according to researchers at the University of Leicester, the happiest nations have moderate wealth and lower expectations.  Imagine if the wealthiest nations lowered their expectations and redistributed a bit of that wealth -- it might truly be a win-win situation.happiness_map.pdf

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