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Happiness

Richard Layard

5 mins

3 key insights

Visual, audio & text

Happiness will teach you how our desire for it developed, what its benefits are, why money actually hurts our happiness and where it really comes from, and how Western countries could easily increase their happiness with a few changes.

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Happiness

Happiness

by Richard Layard

Overview

Richard Layard has been researching happiness since the 70s. His book Happiness: Lessons From A New Science came out in 2005. It is a holistic approach to happiness, meaning it explains lots of aspects of it, and doesn't just focus on where to find it, for example.

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Competition for status is a zero sum game

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