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Buying Happiness

by David Sturtz

Had to pass along (from Kottke) this article by Robert Frank, a professor of economics at Cornell, titled How Not to Buy Happiness.

The gist is that you can buy happiness (i.e. a more relaxed, healthier life) if you spend your money on the right things. It also seems to say that as a society we are collectively purchasing unhappiness.

I think it has interesting potential in relation to some New Urbanist ideas I was reading a few months ago.

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