The Easterlin Paradox

game over - consumption, degrowth, Easterlin paradox, economics, environment, GDP, growth, happiness      “Though within a given country people with higher incomes are more likely to report being happy, in international comparisons, the average reported level of happiness does not vary much with national income per person, at least for countries with income sufficient to meet basic needs.”

Richard Easterlin, Does Economic Growth Improve the Human Lot? Some Empirical Evidence (1974)

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