Theresa O’Connor

Money and happiness

Journalists need to understand that the "more money won't make you happier" talking point is, in fact, a piece of propaganda designed to weaken public support for wealth-enhancing policies. Once the data is framed correctly, there is really no reason to use the talking points. It does nothing to "balance" the story. Even if it is true that the microwaves and dishwashers of those beneath the poverty line aren't making them happier than they already were, they are freeing up time that would otherwise be spent on cooking and doing dishes. And that's just good.

"Poverty in America and Happiness Talking Points", yet another good post on Will's new blog.