The “happiness” literature purports to speak about levels of happiness in various countries. Popular journalism then purports to explain why the happiest places are happy — and it’s always because of the state. Is there anything to this research?
About the Guest
Gene Epstein is economics and book review editor of Barron’s.
Guest’s Debate Series
Ep. 32 The World’s Happiest Country? (Christian Bjørnskov)
Ep. 921 The Long History of Presidential Stupidity in Economics
Ep. 891 Fiscal Doomsday: When It’s Coming and What It Looks Like
Ep. 822 The Work of Thomas Sowell: An Appreciation
Ep. 728 Can Libertarians Make a Decent Case for Free Trade?
Ep. 704 Adam Smith, Not the Founder of Economic Science
Ep. 634 The Economic Freedom of the World: What the Numbers Tell Us
Ep. 473 Does the Economy Do Better Under the Democrats, and Has Obama Been Better Than Reagan?
Ep. 462 We Found a Major Flaw in the Egalitarian Argument
Ep. 450 Noam Chomsky Led Me to Libertarianism, Says Guest
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