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Well-being: How to lead the good life and what government should do to help

Griffiths, Simon and Reeves, Richard, eds. 2009. Well-being: How to lead the good life and what government should do to help. London: Social Market Foundation. ISBN 1904899676 [Edited Book]

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Why are we are no happier than we once were? Should raising well-being be the aim of government? This book brings together celebrated academics and commentators to look for answers in the work of earlier thinkers, from JS Mill to JK Galbraith.

Richard Reeves, Liam Halligan, Will Hutton, Kevin Hickson and Marina Bianchi examine the arguments of their chosen theorists. Lord Richard Layard, the best known contemporary advocate for government action in this area, concludes by giving his own take on why government should put well-being at the centre of its agenda.

Item Type: Edited Book

Keywords:

well-being, happiness

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Politics

Date:

2009

Item ID:

3789

Date Deposited:

01 Oct 2010 10:20

Last Modified:

13 Jul 2018 05:15

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/3789

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