Thursday, May 6, 2010

Happiness is Just Around the Corner

An economist wanted to teach
What the prophets purported to preach:
With material gains,
Satisfaction remains
Elusively just out of reach.

Thanks to Real Time Economics, for illuminating the economics of happiness through the work of Prof. Richard Easterlin.


  1. I’ve always liked a quip from my college economics professor, which I can’t quite remember exactly, that what people are really seeking in life is not the satisfaction of their desires, but better and better desires.

  2. There is a nexus of economics and psychology!


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