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  • Published: 4 February 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241429990
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $45.00

Can We Be Happier?

Evidence and Ethics




Reasoned argument for overall happiness as the aim of a society, and a demonstration of how everyone can help achieve it.

Most people now realise that economic growth, however desirable, will not solve all our problems. Instead, we need a philosophy and a science which encompasses a much fuller range of human need and experience.

This book argues that the goal for a society must be the greatest possible all round happiness, and shows how each of us can become more effective creators of happiness, both as citizens and in our own organisations.

Written with Richard Layard's characteristic clarity, it provides hard evidence that increasing happiness is the right aim, and that it can be achieved. Its language is simple, its evidence impressive, its effect inspiring.

  • Published: 4 February 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241429990
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $45.00

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