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What’s the Point of Being Rich if you’re not Happy?

April 4, 2012

A new report out says Denmark is the happiest place on Earth – and America isn’t even close. So here we have Denmark – a nation that taxes at higher rates than we do in the United States – gives basic health care and free education to all its citizens – hasn’t sold their elections off to the highest bidder – doesn’t place any importance on arming their citizens against each other – isn’t involved in any wars abroad – and has 72% of its workers unionized. Hearing those stats – Republicans‘ heads would explode. Yet – Denmark is the happiest nation on the planet. We’re the nation that wrote the right to pursue happiness into our first founding document, our Declaration of Independence. Maybe we should take our own advice and learn a few things from Denmark.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Bob W Cain permalink
    April 4, 2012 9:48 AM

    That’s what the rich say … they think it makes us feel better!

  2. April 4, 2012 10:24 AM

    Maybe the Danes are happier because there AREN’T the super-rich there to lord it over everyone else? And with very little abject poverty, fewer people are depressed for specifically that reason driving down the average?

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