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Can Money Buy Happiness?

Maybe more cash does make people happier. Especially salient are analyses done by University of Pennsylvania economists Daniel Sacks, Betsey Stevenson, and Justin Wolfers. In their updated 2010 study, “Subjective Well-Being, Income, Economic Development and Growth,” the three compare subjective well-being survey data from 140 countries with those countries' income and economic growth rates. The researchers find that within individual countries richer people are happier than poorer; people in richer countries are happier than people in poorer countries; and over time increased economic growth leads to increased happiness. “These results together suggest that measured subjective well-being grows hand in hand with material living standards,” they conclude..


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    Jan 31 2013: Depends...
    Are all rich people happy? Nope. Shrinks have a lot of rich clients with stress [some even suicide]
    Would poor people be happy if given money? Yes, as their necessities would be covered and they will be 'happy'

    I say true happiness is in remembering The Creator and spreading love and joy to whole world [It might sound Muslim/Hippie combo but that's what a man would tell you who has lived 80-odd years and is about to die]

    So people don't stress yourself for this world and love your loved ones. This life is a gift! :)

    My 2 cents :P

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