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Mental health interventions are the most cost-effective generators of happiness
There may be more to life than cash, but should the pursuit of wellbeing guide policy?
A round-up of the titles to remember
Is our pursuit of happiness obscuring the more important goal of alleviating suffering?
Labour peer Richard Layard on why governments need to focus more on their citizens’ wellbeing
Given the considerable economic costs to society, treatment would pay for itself
‘In 100 years, the world’s poorest people may live like today’s middle-class Americans’
After four decades, new research is challenging the received wisdom about the link between money and wellbeing
Paid employment is not the sole provider of purpose and self-worth. It can work against us if it is experienced as tedious and irrelevant
Payment often reduces people’s motives for doing something, writes Richard Layard
In spite of the harsh economic climate, ‘happyology’ has made more progress in the UK than in most other western countries
The idea that public policy should concentrate on the promotion of happiness, rather than wealth, is gaining strength
Demands for stimulus and credible public finances can both be valid
There are signs that banks understand they need to win it back