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  1. Sep 7

    thenewinquiry:


Can a government really teach people to be happier? And what gives governments the right to indoctrinate people in their particular version of happiness in the first place? Policymakers’ answer to both these criticisms is “we have discovered the scientific formula for happiness. It’s been proven to work, therefore we have a moral obligation to teach it to our citizens.”

Jules Evans, “Solving Happiness”

    thenewinquiry:

    Can a government really teach people to be happier? And what gives governments the right to indoctrinate people in their particular version of happiness in the first place? Policymakers’ answer to both these criticisms is “we have discovered the scientific formula for happiness. It’s been proven to work, therefore we have a moral obligation to teach it to our citizens.”

    Jules Evans, “Solving Happiness”

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      THIS REALLY FREAKS ME OUT!
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      The New Inquiry, I mostly love you. I think the debate of WHAT happiness is is a red herring (especially if you’re...
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      Wellbeing as defined by the State - there’s an interesting (and troubling) parallel in the adoption/co-option of...
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