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Old 07-23-2008, 09:30 AM   #278
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The Economics of Happiness

A growing number of economists are bravely asking: What factors make people happy?


In the last few years, a growing number of economists have been discovering happiness. It’s not that they are spending more time admiring flowers, helping old folks cross the road, dancing on the street or baking pies for neighbors. In fact, these happiness economists are working long hours in soul-numbing ways, torturing data with their latest econometric techniques to force deeply buried facts to the surface.
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