Income Inequality Is Inversely Correlated With Happiness

Dr. Michael LaitmanOpinion (Shigehiro Oishi, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia): “Using General Social Survey data from 1972 to 2008, we found that Americans were on average happier in the years with less national income inequality than in the years with more national income inequality. We further demonstrated that this inverse relation between income inequality and happiness was explained by perceived fairness and general trust.”

My Comment: According to many studies, happiness is measured relative to others, and that is why, no doubt, it will be optimally felt in a society of equal members.

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  1. Hello i am kavin, its my first time to commenting anyplace,
    when i read this article i thought i could also make comment
    due to this brilliant post.

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