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Graphic: Happiness and Income in the U.S.

Happiness and Income in the U.S. from 1955 to 1999 (illustration | sociecity)

Happiness and Income in the U.S. from 1955 to 1999 (illustration | sociecity)

Often widely dispersed in their views, Economists, politicians, and academics are slowly coming to the same conclusions about the value of jobs and money; conclusions that have many re-thinking the true value of per-capita income and GDP.

Is it true, that in the years between 1955 and 1999, while we were busy concentrating on creating wealth for the American people, all we actually did was create a whole lot of misery?

More Resources:

Strength in a Smile – The Economist
France To Use Happiness As Economic Indicator
– Huffington Post
Ian McGilchrist Lecture
– Schumacher College