The Happiness Industry
Will Davies talked his book, The Happiness Industry: How the Government and Big Business Sold us Well-Being, about the increasing importance that governments and businesses are giving to the idea of happiness in an effort to increase economic performance. It has been estimated that the unhappiness of employees costs the U.S. $500 billion per year in lost productivity and also has a negative effect on consumers. An entire industry has been created to address this problem and a new scientific field, “happiness science,” has been created to study it. In his book, Mr. Davies takes a critical look at this trend and questions if it is actually good for us. He spoke with Simon Critchley, a professor at the New School. close
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Simon Critchley Professor New School University->Philosophy Department
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