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Why money doesn't buy happiness
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Category: Wellbeing and happiness
More than ever, we are defined by how much we earn. But does a higher salary make us more content? Or is it enough just to be paid more than our colleagues? With the gulf between top earners and the lowest paid at its widest ever, we find out what is the optimum salary.

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NS Essay - Does sex make us happy? Don't talk about it . . .
Monday, March 28, 2005
Category: Wellbeing and happiness
Our satisfaction in bed is not rising in relation to the public obsession with open sexuality - in fact, quite the opposite

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'It's time to cultivate the good life'
Monday, July 07, 2003
Category: Wellbeing and happiness
John Maynard Keynes made four predictions in his essay Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren, published in 1930.

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NS Essay - 'Envy was the midwife of social justice; now, it reduces the happiness of those who have little to complain about'
Monday, March 31, 2003
Category: Wellbeing and happiness
Richard Reeves argues that, if we really want people to be more contented, we should think of how we can stop those who are already comfortably off from aspiring to become richer and richer In his introduction to the 1997 Labour manifesto, Tony Blair wrote that he had "no time for the politics of envy". This was an important piece of new Labour positioning. What it meant was: "Labour is not a tax-and-spend party. We have no interest in taking money off people simply because they are rich. There is nothing wrong with being successful or wealthy." Blair's subsequent statements about the UK needing more millionaires reinforced the message. No pips were to be squeaking under his administration. And, apart from the odd raid by his chancellor on the pensions of the rich, he has been as good as his word.

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December 2002, RSA Journal, 'The Sun Sets on the Enlightenment'
Monday, December 02, 2002
Category: Wellbeing and happiness
Reeves claims that, measuring our progress in terms of an evaluation of our own well-being, we have not advanced for half a century. Ancient questions about the nature of the "good life", questions to which the Enlightenment seemed to have the answers, need to be asked all over again.

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