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Money Can Buy Happiness Pamphlet – January 1, 2008


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Product Details

  • Pamphlet: 25 pages
  • Publisher: Ockham's Razor / CEE; 1st edition (January 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979427002
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979427008
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.2 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,057,411 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Tara Smith received her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University and is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas, Austin. She is the author of Viable Values, A Study of Life as the Root and Reward of Morality (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000), Ayn Rand s Normative Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2006), and many essays in academic and other publications.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By B. Hewlett on July 24, 2011
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There is nothing new here for those who have read and understood Atlas Shrugged, but this direct explanation of the value of money is clear and convincing. Dr. Smith answers the usual moral condemnations of money and provides concise reasoning to prove that money can be used as a tool for achieving and sustaining happiness. She is very careful to point out that money does not necessarily lead to happiness, but some minimum level of it is essential to sustain it.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 8, 2008
Comprehensive and clear critique of the usual arguments against money and a strong positive case for money's value.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Gault's Cousin on February 3, 2013
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For any folks out there who are wondering why it is important to work and earn money and are feeling either consciously or unconsciously guilty about wanting to have more money - READ THIS SHORT BOOK. It points out the obvious and makes the connection between money and having and doing things you love and make you happy. This also expands on the standard retort to those who would say that money can't buy happiness by pointing out and proving that, in fact, it can.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pete from across the River on September 24, 2013
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This is a rather small booklet -- with powerful information on how objectivist thinking can allow us to live richer, fuller lives. It emphasizes how the power of free markets benefit all and that guilt free success is normal and healthy.
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