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Who Says Money Can’t Buy Happiness?
By Dwight R. Lee
This article appeared in the Winter 2006 issue of The Independent Review


Abstract

Some new arguments for higher taxes and government spending rest on the claim, supposedly established by empirical studies and by Adam Smith, that money doesn’t buy happiness. In reality, however, more wealth does increase human happiness, if only temporarily.



Other Independent Review articles by Dwight R. Lee
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    Fall 2011   Shrinking Leviathan: Can the Interaction Between Interests and Ideology Slice Both Ways?
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