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Can We Be Happier?

Evidence and Ethics

Richard Layard George Ward



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04 February 2020
Series: Pelican Books
Most people now realise that economic growth, however desirable, will not solve all our problems. Instead, we need a philosophy and a science which encompasses a much fuller range of human need and experience.

This book argues that the goal for a society must be the greatest possible all round happiness, and shows how each of us can become more effective creators of happiness, both as citizens and in our own organisations.

Written with Richard Layard's characteristic clarity, it provides hard evidence that increasing happiness is the right aim, and that it can be achieved. Its language is simple, its evidence impressive, its effect inspiring.
By:   Richard Layard, George Ward
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 222mm,  Width: 144mm,  Spine: 37mm
Weight:   527g
ISBN:   9780241429990
ISBN 10:   0241429994
Series:   Pelican Books
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   04 February 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Richard Layard is Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and the author of the bestselling Happiness- Lessons from a New Science, which has been published in nineteen languages.

Reviews for Can We Be Happier?: Evidence and Ethics

for people who want to understand how both the political economy and psychology influence wellbeing, it's a great primer. The few hours it took me to read it were happy ones. -- Rana Foroohar * Financial Times *

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