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The Hidden Wealth of Nations.

Author: David Halpern
Publisher: Oxford : Wiley, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Richer nations are happier, yet economic growth doesn't increase happiness. This paradox is explained by the Hidden Wealth of Nations - the extent to which citizens get along with other independently drives both economic growth and well-being. Much of this hidden wealth is expressed in everyday ways, such as our common values, the way we look after our children and elderly, or whether we trust and help strangers. It  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Halpern, David.
Hidden Wealth of Nations.
Oxford : Wiley, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Halpern
ISBN: 9780745656274 0745656277
OCLC Number: 843188404
Description: 1 online resource (563 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Prosperity and Well-being; Markets and Well-being; Can Well-being be Measured?; Is Well-being Important?; The Drivers of Well-being; Is Subjective Well-being the Business of Government?; What are the Implications for Policy?; Well-being Doesn't Mean Abandoning the Economy; Conclusion; 2 Not Getting Along; Crime --
High and Rising?; Why are Some Countries More Afraid than Others?; Reducing Actual Crime; Immigration; Terror; Conclusion; Appendix; 3 The Politics of Virtue; Beyond 'Respect' Religion, Ethics and Secular SocietyThe Economy of Regard; Good Fences Make Good Neighbours; Crowding Out Regard; Oiling the Economy of Regard: The Case for a Complementary Currency; Implications: The Space between Formal Welfare and Family; National Identity; Soft National Identity: Within Nation Convergence of Norms; War; Conclusion; 4 Fairness and Inclusion; Income Inequality; So What? The Impact of Poverty and Inequality; Meritocracy; Social Mobility; Inequality --
One or Many?; Values and Sympathies; Attitudes to Inequality in the UK; What Do we Do? Between Weber and Laissez-faire.

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Richer nations are happier, yet economic growth doesn't increase happiness. This paradox is explained by the Hidden Wealth of Nations - the extent to which citizens get along with other independently drives both economic growth and well-being. Much of this hidden wealth is expressed in everyday ways, such as our common values, the way we look after our children and elderly, or whether we trust and help strangers. It is a hidden dimension of inequality, and helps to explain why governments have found it so hard to reduce gaps in society. There are also deep cracks in this hidden wealth, in th.

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