Go Advanced Search
 

Buy from a third party:




Learn More About
Find More Titles by
This Author: Arthur C. Brooks
This Narrator: Richard Stevens
This Publisher: Audible.com

Gross National Happiness by Arthur C. Brooks

Gross National Happiness

Why Happiness Matters for America and How We Can Get More of It

by Arthur C. Brooks


Video About This Audio Book



Product Details

Narrator
Publisher
 
Unabridged Edition
Running Time
6 Hrs. 10 Min.
Share This

Description

Democrats and Republicans have two very different visions of America. Which one will make us happier? Who are the happiest Americans

Surveys show that religious people think they are happier than secularists, and secularists think they are happier than religious people. Liberals believe they are happier than conservatives, and conservatives disagree. In fact, almost every group thinks it is happier than everyone else.

In this provocative new book, Arthur C. Brooks explodes the myths about happiness in America. As he did in the controversial Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism, Brooks examines vast amounts of evidence and empirical research to uncover the truth about who is happy in America, who is not, and - most important - why. He finds that there is a real "happiness gap" in America today, and it lies disconcertingly close to America's cultural and political fault lines. The great divide between the happy and the unhappy in America, Brooks shows, is largely due to differences in social and cultural values. The values that bring happiness are faith, charity, hard work, optimism, and individual liberty. Secularism, excessive reliance on the state to solve problems, and an addiction to security all promote unhappiness.

What can be done to maximize America's happiness? Replete with the unconventional wisdom for which Brooks has come to be known, Gross National Happiness offers surprising and illuminating conclusions about how our government can best facilitate Americans in their pursuit of happiness.


People Who Liked Gross National Happiness Also Liked These Free Titles:
  The Republican War on Science
by Naomi Oreskes

  Case Studies in Hypocrisy
by Noam Chomsky

Reviews & Ratings
User Reviews         Rate this title  

More Details

  • Published: September 2010
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: G062351
Available On
Volumes
ISBN-10
ISBN-13
Download