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What´s the Price of Happiness
in Your State?

Philadelphia Inquirer [PA], by Eric Reed

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Posted By:JoniTx, 7/21/2014 12:43:16 PM

NEW YORK— The price of happiness depends a lot on where you live, according to a new report by the investment group Advisor Perspectives. The analysis is based on the now-famous work by Princeton researchers Daniel Kahneman and Angus Deaton, who found that higher incomes only make people happier to a point. Up to about $75,000 per year, the more a household earns, the happier people are. After that benchmark, however, additional income "buys life satisfaction but not happiness." The team separated these two issues by distinguishing fun from happiness. More money still leads people to have more life experiences

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: civilservant, 7/21/2014 12:56:24 PM     (No. 9933936)

Yeah sure right uh huh.
I am QUITE sure that neither Kahneman or Deaton live in Ewing Township, or Trenton city proper.
Verrrrrry easy to talk about ´income´ from the ivy covered homes of oh so twee Princeton.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 7/21/2014 1:32:18 PM     (No. 9933997)

I just checked my state - it appears I must be dreadfully unhappy. Guess I´ll just eat some worms...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lala, 7/21/2014 1:42:40 PM     (No. 9934009)

I find it interesting that other DC is number 2 behind Hawaii. Yep, the economy is booming in Mordor on the Potomac. Life is good.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mitzi, 7/21/2014 1:42:49 PM     (No. 9934010)

I´m in New York and I´m happy. I only need enough money to live indoors and eat regularly.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: geoguy, 7/21/2014 2:04:43 PM     (No. 9934030)

My guess is the authors are looking for a reason to impose a 100% tax on income greater than $75,000. AND it´s perfectly in keeping with our Constitution. No reason not to impose such a tax since after you make $75,000 the pursuit of happiness is finished/accomplished.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: shamus, 7/21/2014 2:37:41 PM     (No. 9934080)

When you have to pay off politicians everything gets more expensive.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/21/2014 2:52:15 PM     (No. 9934094)

More elitist trying to justify their existence.

Notice since 2008 everyone avoids talking about retirees on SS trying to keep up with inflation ? Imagine what happens to them if minimum wages increases to $15 an hour. If they live alone, they live in poverty. Medical bills can wipe out a lifetime of savings.



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Reply 8 - Posted by: Penney, 7/21/2014 3:27:32 PM     (No. 9934137)

Phil Robertson´s autobiography, ´´Happy Happy Happy,´´ illustrates the basics for being happy, even in difficult situations along life´s way. Everyone, even in America, has challenges in this life. It doesn´t matter where you live, even if it is in a Louisiana swamp, if there is joy in your heart and a love for others happiness is there. ´´The Golden Rule,´´ has proved to be the best guide. ...Living anyplace in a free country like the USA, which the Founders established for us, is a blessing!!!!

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