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Paul Krugman Meets Richard Layard – Can We Be Happier?

47 mins watch time

Posted March 2021

Economics, Politics

What would our world feel like if wellbeing was the core value of its citizens and the chief aim of government policy? How would our lives change if everyone – from economists to scientists, politicians to teachers, therapists to middle managers – was driven by the need to help alleviate suffering and produce a gentler, less egotistic and competitive society? Two titans of contemporary economics explore how we can each work to transform society, creating a culture that values and improves happiness for all.