The happiest nations are not the high-consuming ones, survey says
A new Happy Planet Index supports the cliché that money can't buy happiness. The New Economics Foundation, a British think tank, looked at 178 countries' consumption levels, life expectancy, and happiness, and concluded that people can live long, happy lives without sucking up large quantities of the planet's resources. In its ranking of happiest nations, the South Pacific
straight to the source: BBC News, 12 Jul 2006
straight to the source: The Independent, Philip Thornton, 12 Jul 2006
straight to the index: Happy Planet Index
For a more in-depth, and far more boring look at the divergent correlation between GDP growth and well being check out this earlier post on the Threshold Hypothesis... Also, my love and thoughts going out to Zimbabwe and all my friends & 'family' living there... an unfortunate mess. Stay going.