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Consumption Does Not Equate to Happiness

We all want stuff, but in our overdeveloped, fast-paced culture we seldom challenge ourselves to ask ourselves the one important question: how much is enough?

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Richard Layard

Richard Layard on Happiness Economics

Richard Layard remembers being a history student sitting in Oxford’s Bodleian Library on a misty morning, reading philosopher Jeremy Bentham (he of the famed “It is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong”). As he recounts to interviewer David Edmonds in this Social Science Bites podcast, he thought, “Oh yes, this is what it’s all about.”

2 years ago
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The Pursuit of Happiness at Work

This National Public Health Week, we remind ourselves there is much that management academics and practitioners can do to refocus […]

9 years ago
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The Need for a Happy Holiday

Vacations are made for enjoyment. Seeing old friends, relaxing, sightseeing, and escaping the daily grind are all undeniably appealing. But […]

9 years ago
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Are You Happy At Work?

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Better Life Index revealed last week that while the U.S. ranks No. 1 […]

9 years ago
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