Deirdre’s “Happyism: The creepy new economics of pleasure” stirs political thought.

See “On pleasure, happiness, and that thing called ‘better off’,” Michael Miner for The Chicago Reader, 18 June 2012.

In answer to “Are you happier than you were four years ago?” Miner says, “happiness cannot be measured and barely be pondered.

“If you don’t know that already, you will once you’ve read Deirdre McCloskey’s long essay, ‘Happyism,’ in the June 28 New Republic. McCloskey’s subtitle is ‘The creepy new economics of pleasure,’ and her subject is the movement of psychologists and economists to equate happiness with pleasure and come up with tools for quantifying it.”

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