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Unformatted text preview: inability to tell correlation from causation o people who say theyre happy typically go on to earn higher incomes than people who said theyre not happy o a sense of well-being boosts productivity, inititative and other traits that lead to a higher income o content people are also more likely to get married and stay that way, be healthy, etc wealthy nations tend to be democracies that respect human rights and have a fair legal system, good health care, effective/honest gov this contributes to well-being once a nation reaches a certain level of prosperity, further economic growth is unlikely to buy additional happiness o since WWII, GDP per capita in the US has tripled, but life satisfaction has barely budged...
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2012 for the course COM 339 taught by Professor Shulman during the Fall '11 term at Miami University.
- Fall '11