Can You Buy Happiness?
- How to Feel Happy. Dolliver, Mark // Adweek Eastern Edition;10/2/2000, Vol. 41 Issue 40, p44
Cites a survey conducted by Alden & Associates Marketing Research, which asked respondents in the United States whether buying or spending makes them feel 'happier.' Existence of a marital gap in the effects of spending on a person's emotional well-being.
- Economy, Values and Happiness in Norway. Hellevik, Ottar // Journal of Happiness Studies;Sep2003, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p243
Why has the level of happiness in the Norwegian population not risen in parallel with the substantial increases in income and possessions in the period 1985â€“2001? An answer is sought by analysing data from a series of large representative surveys of the Norwegian population. Individual...
- The Pursuit of Happiness. Cannon, Carl M. // National Journal;10/25/2003, Vol. 35 Issue 43, p3244
Discusses the link between U.S. materialism and the pursuit for happiness and the concept of freedom. Justifications for the invasion of Iraq; Views of President George W. Bush on the concept of moral truth; Background on the principles and truths advocated by the founding fathers of the U.S.;...
- Happiness and declining inframarginal values. Lee, Dwight // Journal of Bioeconomics;Apr2009, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p1
I accept the broad findings of happiness studies on the longitudinal and cross-sectional relationships between income and happiness, and argue that standard demand curve analysis is inconsistent with those findings. This inconsistency is overcome with a simple dynamic modification to the...
- Individualism/Collectivism and Cultures of Happiness: A Theoretical Conjecture on the Relationship between Consumption, Culture and Subjective Well-Being at the National Level. Ahuvia, Aaron C. // Journal of Happiness Studies;Mar2002, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p23
This theory paper seeks to explain an empirical puzzle presented by past research on the relationship between consumption and subjective well-being (SWB). Research has shown that people in rich countries are, on average, significantly higher in SWB than people in poor countries, which is...
- Money or compassion - which is your currency? House, William // Journal of Holistic Healthcare;Dec2011, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p61
The article presents the author's comments on the importance of compassion and wealth. The author says that the amount of money decreases on spending it but on the other hand, amount of compassion increases on spending. According to him, possession of wealth leads to restlessness, fear and...
- HAPPY MONEY. Wolverson, Roya // Time;10/10/2011, Vol. 178 Issue 14, p40
The article presents information on the correlation between money and personal happiness, noting the differences between spending money on goods and services which provide short-term happiness and those which provide long-term happiness.
- What's a Polite Word for Depression? Iyer, Pico // Time International (South Pacific Edition);9/17/2001, Issue 37, p55
Focuses on economic conditions in Japan in light of unemployment and consumer spending. Idea that it is difficult to see economic depression in Japan due to the level of consumer spending; Topic of happiness and optimism in Japan.
- An Interview with Annie Leonard. Kupfer, David // Annals of Earth;2011, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p12
An interview with author and film maker Annie Leonard is presented. When asked how national happiness correlates to material consumption, she states that the relationship between them is complicated but there is a direct connection. She explains the shifting of economy in terms of progress....