Gross National Happiness
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About This Event

Happiness is not just a personal issue--it is a matter of national concern. America’s founders believed that the pursuit of happiness was a measure of the effectiveness and morality of the state. Today, we know that happy people work harder, are more charitable, have better marriages, are better parents, act Listen to Audio


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with greater integrity, and are better citizens than unhappy people. It is time to reclaim happiness as an American cultural and policy priority--and a standard by which we judge our leaders.

In this provocative new book, Arthur C. Brooks examines vast amounts of evidence and empirical research to explode the myths about happiness in America and uncover the truth about who is happy, who is not, and--most importantly--what makes them so.

Agenda
3:15 p.m.
Registration
3:30
Presenter:
Arthur C. Brooks, AEI and Syracuse University
Discussants:
Jonathan Haidt, University of Virginia
Sally Satel, AEI
Will Wilkinson, Cato Institute
Moderator:
Steven Hayward, AEI
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