This book is a pleasure to read.
I suppose my one real criticism of the book is that for the general reader, the enormous quantity of evidence the author builds begins to become tedious after a while.
He goes so far as to say "The market economy is one of humanity's greatest achievements," and he is clearly writing as a friend of the market.
Well-written, well-researched, and extremely thought-provoking. Highly recommend!Published 18 days ago by LK
Radcliff makes a compelling argument for re-focusing our policy-making on improving human well-being. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Christopher Weaver
A fascinating look at how economic policies can affect ordinary peoples' happiness and well-being. It strikes a nice balance between theory and impressive evidence to support its... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Andre Audette
As someone who enjoys the challenge of debating politics and the role of government in Idaho during political campaigns I long to summarize the wisdom of this book into a 30... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Suzanne Wallace
This book is accessible to graduates and undergraduates who are interested in cutting-edge research on the quality of human life; I've added Radcliff's book to my Comparative... Read morePublished 2 months ago by RL
I wasn't sure what to expect when I was given a copy of this book, but I know something of the scholarship here and ended up being quite satisfied with it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by SWBScholar
While not a social scientist, I have been studying happiness economics for the past two years and read every book I can find on the subject. Read morePublished 10 months ago by John C. Havens
With some members of Congress ridiculously labeling unemployment insurance as some kind of "gravy train," what could be more timely that a book that celebrates the quality... Read morePublished 15 months ago by William F. Endicott
Radcliff provides an overwhelming amount of social scientific data to demonstrate that Big Government, comprehensive regulation of the economy, and powerful labor unions benefit... Read morePublished 16 months ago by John D. Buenker