The Politics of Happiness

The Politics of Happiness During the past forty years, thousands of studies have been carried out on the subject of happiness Some have explored the levels of happiness or dissatisfaction associated with typical daily activities, such as working, seeing friends, or doing household chores Others have tried to determine the extent to which income, family, religion, and other factors are associated with the satisfaction people feel about their lives The Gallup organization has begun conducting global surveys of happiness, and several countries are considering publishing periodic reports on the growth or decline of happiness among their people One nation, tiny Bhutan, has actually made Gross National Happiness the central aim of its domestic policy How might happiness research affect government policy in the United States and beyond In The Politics of Happiness, former Harvard president Derek Bok examines how governments could use the rapidly growing research data on what makes people happy in a variety of policy areas to increase well being and improve the quality of life for all their citizens Bok first describes the principal findings of happiness researchers He considers how reliable the results appear to be and whether they deserve to be taken into account in devising government policies Recognizing both the strengths and weaknesses of happiness research, Bok looks at the policy implications for economic growth, equality, retirement, unemployment, health care, mental health, family programs, education, and government quality, among other subjects Timely and incisive, The Politics of Happiness sheds new light on what makes people happy and how government policy could foster greater satisfaction for all. Free Read The Politics of Happiness by Derek Bok For Kindle ePUB or eBook – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Hardcover
  • 262 pages
  • The Politics of Happiness
  • Derek Bok
  • English
  • 07 July 2018
  • 0691144893

10 thoughts on “The Politics of Happiness

  1. says:

    I liked this book, it started with the Country of Bhutan, a small country located between tibet and china which measures the gross national happiness, rather than gross domestic product It is the first country on earth to bepublically concerned with happiness than with production This is great So then it goes into how we define happiness how we can measure such an ephemeral thing 1 Relationships were the thing that gave people most happiness 2 Wealthier people generally happier.3 I I liked this book, it started with the Country of Bhutan, a small country located between tibet and china which measures the gross national happiness, rather than gross domestic product It is the first country on earth to bepublically concerned with happiness than with produ...

  2. says:

    Seven factors of happiness inherited temperament, marriage, social relationships, employment, perceived health, religion and quality of government.Sleep is also important Sleep deprived people perform badly on all aspects of creativve thinking including originality, flexibility, generating unusual ideas being able to change strategy, word fluency All in all they are worse at co...

  3. says:

    This book had some interesting thoughts, especially in the first two chapters and in a couple of the middle chapters, but it also had a lot of detail that didn t hold my attention I kept putting the book aside and later picking it back up Still, I feel like I learned a lot from reading it If nothing else, I have a better understanding of how our representational democracy actually works, how the media in my lifetime gives us a little bit of a dis...

  4. says:

    Interesting research data on what really makes people happy family situation, education, financial wealth, health conditions, etc Also offers some ideas on what governments could do to increase happiness in its citizens, but apparently it s not a priority fo...

  5. says:

    I picked this one up again and finished it not my usual fiction Through studies and educated assumptions, it suggests how government might use public policy to make its citizens lead happier lives.

  6. says:

    This was not what I expected it to be, but that s probably my own fault for not looking closely at what it was trying to do I was looking forabout the research on happiness and less on the public policy aspects Oh well.

  7. says:

    Scientific studies of what promotes happiness tell us that we should pretty much pursue the liberal agenda Also teachcivics A lot .

  8. says:

    Bok takes a hard look at the newest research on happiness and how it might be used by policy makers, for better or worse I thought he did a great job of examining issues from multiple viewpoints.

  9. says:

    Fascinating topic but dreadfully boring book.

  10. says:

    Text included in my Happiness book

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