public policy

The Ease of Happiness

By Lisa Sansom / October 21, 2011 / 0 Comments

Here is a great interview with Dan Beuttner discussing what he’s learned about happiness from travelling and researching around the globe. A few notable insights from the article: In Denmark, where people have a 70% tax rate, they are incredibly happy. The social security safety net removes a lot of stress and worry. Singapore, statistically […]

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What if public policy measured happiness?

By Lisa Sansom / October 6, 2009 / 1 Comment

In an earlier post, I talked about France’s consideration of “happiness” measures in public policy. We talked about this at our last MAPP (Master of Applied Positive Psychology) class weekend, and the different takes on it are very interesting. I just thought I’d briefly highlight some of the conversation points… First of all, it was […]

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