The Politics of Happiness: What Government Can Learn from the New Research on Well-Being

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INDEX
Page numbers for entries occuring in footnotes are followed by the letter f.
abortion, 60, 143
accountability: government and, 181–84; personal responsibility and, 112–17, 210–11
advertising, 16, 74, 91–92, 115, 171, 206
AIDS, 21, 70, 164
alcohol: education and, 164,174; families and, 149; inequality and, 84–85; preg- nancy and, 149; public schools and, 164; suffering and, 130, 134; unemployment and, 21, 109
Alesina, Alberto, 6, 97, 229n52
Alvarez-Diaz, Angel, 112f
Alzheimer's disease, 70
American Pain Society, 127
American Political Science Association, 89–90
Angeletos, George-Marios, 97
Angola, 54
anti-discrimination laws, 94
Aristotle, 95
art education, 161–62, 167
Association of American Colleges and Universities, 200
asylums, 134
attorneys, 174
Australia, 4, 106f
Austria, 12
bailout bill, 137
bankruptcy, 99, 105, 108, 112, 116–17, 122
Barnett, W. Steven, 153
Battels, Larry, 90–91
Beccaria, Cesare, 4
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 51
Belgium, 12, 52
Bentham, Jeremy, 204; aim of government and, 4–5, 8, 54–57; felicific calculus and, 4–5, 59–60; measurement of happiness and, 32
Bhutan, 1–4, 57f
“Bigger the Better? Evidence of the Effect of Government Size on Life Satisfaction around the World, The” (Bjornskov, Dreher, and Fisher), 112f
birth control, 143
Bjornskov, Christian, 112f
black markets, 72
Bloom, Allan, 169
Bonanno, George A., 18f
Bowen, William G., 96
Bowling Alone (Putnam), 83
brain scans, 38
Brave New World (Huxley), 49–51
Britain, 4, 84–85, 106f, 181–84
Broadnax, Walter D., 161f
Buddhist culture, 1, 3
Bulgaria, 25–26
Burke, Edmund, 58
Bush, George W., 66, 144, 158
Calcutta, 25
Cambridge, 89

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Introduction 1
  • 1: What Investigators Have Discovered 9
  • 2: The Reliability of Research on Happiness 32
  • 3: Should Policy-Makers Use Happiness Research? 45
  • 4: The Question of Growth 63
  • 5: What to Do about Inequality 79
  • 6: The Threat of Financial Hardship 99
  • 7: Relieving Suffering 124
  • 8: Marriages and Families 139
  • 9: Education 156
  • 10: The Quality of Government 179
  • 11: The Significance of Happiness Research 204
  • Notes 213
  • Index 247
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