Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Koch Stink Tank Concludes: Rich = Happy

By Brenda Cronin

The Duchess of Windsor, who quipped, “You can never be too rich or too thin,” appears to have had it at least half right. New research by University of Michigan economists Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers found that for rich and poor alike, as income climbs, so does one’s sense of well-being.

Their findings, to be published in the May 2013 American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, counter the idea that once certain basic needs are met, a rising income doesn’t translate into commensurate surges in happiness  

Written by two Brookings fellows

Betsey Stevenson is an associate professor of public policy at the University of Michigan. Justin Wolfers is an associate professor of business and public policy at the University of Pennsylvania, and a non-resident senior fellow of the Brookings Institution.

Wolfers is a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a senior scientist for the Gallup Organization
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Not going to read it.
Reagan tried to make us believe that mink coats trickle down - that didn't work either.

But their will be some Republicons that grab on this and spend their time trying to make their donors "happier" through manipulation of legislation in favor for the rich. 

Gotta tell you, from what I have seen in the press - Charles Koch doesn't seem like a very happy man to me.  Whiny, manipulative and controlling, yes.  Happy , nope.

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