9 April 2012 – The Economist and the Washington Post report on the move from establishment economies such as the United States are joining the trend to measure happiness.
One of the more surprising growth industries to have taken off during the current period of economic downturn and austerity has been “the happiness industry”—the increasing activity of economists (not philosophers) who study what constitutes happiness and make recommendations to governments about how best to increase it. Read the whole story