Alan Wolfe – Joy to the World (The New York Times)

Alan Wolfe reviewed The Politics of Happiness by Derek Bok in “Joy to the World,” The New York Times, February 16, 2010. 

"Economists, especially those who cross the disciplinary boundary into psychology, have recently begun informing us about what makes people happy. The American political system, as Thomas Jefferson memorably declared, seeks among its three objectives the pursuit of that very thing. The conclusion seems self-evident: Apply what psychology teaches us to the way the system works and the achievement of a good society will be one step closer."

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