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Liberals are much more active writers, because they are not happy according the research reported in the book!
It could very well be that unhappy people prefer certain types of government, while happy people prefer other types.
When people are asked "Are you happy?" they may give you an honest or a dishonest answer, but you cannot be sure.
One of the best books to know how to shape one's own politics.
The facts in this book don't lie and go a long way in clearing up a few basic myths about who's who in American... Read more
I heard the author speak at a conference a few years ago, was very impressed, and bought the book. But I proceeded to let it get buried in the reading pile under history, economic... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Robert A. Hall
If someone eating a chocolate ice cream cone says he is very happy, while someone else eating a vanilla ice cream cone says he is (just) happy, what does this mean? Read morePublished 17 months ago by dr
This book is one of the best I've read in a long time. Our country needs these concept that needs to be taught in our schools.Published 17 months ago by Lynn McDowell
I had heard of Gross National Happiness at a symposium and thought I was getting a book that would go more in depth into the application of the measure. Read morePublished on November 16, 2011 by Kathleen M Shissler
I was most impressed that the author is not trying to force his personal views upon the readers. To quote from the introduction, "This book is based completely on data - large... Read morePublished on January 13, 2011 by Handyman
Gross National Happiness: Why Happiness Matters for America--and How We Can Get More of It
Review by Richard L. Weaver II, Ph.D. Read more
Using factual data. Arthur Brooks shows what factors in people's lives actually make a difference and how to influence them. He leaves religion on the side and uses data. Read morePublished on February 26, 2010 by K. F. Petersen
This book offers some genuinely surprising bits of data. Having read so much critique of religions it is pleasant to read that at least in U.S. religious people are happy. Read morePublished on August 28, 2009 by Markku Ojanen