Human Happiness and Economic Growth: The Easterlin Paradox
I originally wrote this article in October 2020 – better to publish it here now than have it sit on my hard drive forever!
So Australia has officially entered its first recession in 29 years. Heads are hanging in parliament and a chorus of concern is rising. But the most important question is not being asked: what is the purpose of it all?
Since antiquity some philosophers and religious leaders, in both the East and West, have held that the final purpose of a human life is happiness. Buddha […]