At What Price Happiness?

What are we talking about when we talk about happiness? For some it’s a fleeting, ephemeral state contingent on circumstance and resistant to a singular definition; for others it’s a phenomenon that can be observed, measured and distilled into numbers, metrics and, ultimately, policy. Whatever your take, the question of happiness, and the goals accompanying its measurement, is far from settled. Rather, it is one wracked with disputes along epistemological, ethical and ideological lines.

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