Are rich people happier than poor people
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I've know a researcher who actually specializes in "happiness" (Pedro Demo), though i did not check really his writings, and he does point examples of very rich people very sad and very poor people very happy. I guess this means that statistically there might be correlation (even strong correlation) between the two, but not causation, either way.
Why are poor people more generous than the rich?
I agree very much with #8 and others. 1/ Happiness is a relative concept. And 2/ rich people tend to not admit it when they are not happy. The approach to study the correlation between consequences of unhappiness (such as the number of suicides as suggested by Arthur) and incomes seems much more relevant (although suicide seems to me too extreme to be considered as being a consequence of unhappiness, maybe the rate of usage of anti-depressant drugs could also be seen as such less extreme proxy). Another possibility could be to do the same survey by showing instead the perception of happiness from the point of view of close friends or relative. Unhappy rich people could lie but most probably not the close people around them. Although I admit putting it in place such survey on a large scale basis may not practically be an easy task.
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I feel that your observation of the validity of idealogical warfare isvalid one. But i think that you fail to see the truth behind it, that IT is the warfare of the future. An idea can churn out an infinite number of children strapped with suicide bombs. Sending a military force in to crush an idea is foolish and naive at best. But what happens if you sent in a kind of viral meme bomb that would overtake the ideas of the people and bend them towards being less antagonistic, or worse, destroying themselves? I tend to view this war through machiavellian tinted glasses, and i think that while you are right about the fact that the idealogical war on america has been somewhat succesful, it hasn’t crippled our reaction to terrorism. If anything it has taught us an important lesson.
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Guilt itself isn’t transferrable (and nor is credit for things like the liberation of France, incidentally), but if you’re demonstrably benefiting from something your ancestors did then a little responsibility can be assumed (but doesn’t have to be – a lot of people (eg you) are going to be only too happy to scuttle away bleating consoling stuff about “bad Stalinist memes”).