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The loss of happiness in market democracies, Robert E. Lane

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The loss of happiness in market democracies
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The loss of happiness in market democracies
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Robert E. Lane
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eng
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"Drawing on extensive research in such fields as quality of life, economics, politics, sociology, psychology, and biology, Robert E. Lane presents a challenging thesis. He shows that the main sources of well-being in advanced economies are friendships and a good family life and that, once one is beyond the poverty level, a larger income contributes almost nothing to happiness. In fact, as prosperity increases, there is a tragic erosion of family solidarity and community integration, and individuals become more and more distrustful of each other and their political institutions. Lane urges that we alter our priorities so that we increase our levels of companionship even at the risk of reducing our income."--Jacket
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The Yale ISPS series
The loss of happiness in market democracies, Robert E. Lane
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The loss of happiness in market democracies, Robert E. Lane
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1cc2k3n
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-450) and index
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online resource
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Contents
pt. I. Introduction. 1. Shadow on the Land -- pt. II. Well-Being and Depression. 2. Unhappiness in Our Time. 3. Happiness as an Endowment: Evolution, the Fall from Grace, and Devalued Children -- pt. III. Income versus Companionship. 4. Why Money Doesn't Buy Happiness for Most of Us. 5. Companionship or Income? 6. Searching for Lost Companions in Market Democracies -- Appendix to Chapter 6. Community Characteristics by Size of Place. 7. Gaining Felicity While Losing Income? -- pt. IV. The Market Makes People Unhappy. 8. Materialism in Market Democracies. 9. Is Well-Being a Market Externality? 10. Pain and Loneliness in a Consumers' Paradise -- pt. V. Is Democracy a Source of Unhappiness? 11. Rising Malaise at Democracy's Feast. 12. Do Democratic Processes Contribute to Ill-Being? 13. The Pain of Self-Determination in Democracy. 14. Companionate Democracy. 15. Political Theory of Well-Being -- pt. VI. Individualism. 16. Are People the Best Judges of Their Own Well-Being? 17. Self-Inspired Pain
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9780300191318
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illustrations.
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