A powerful endorsement of happiness…from a Nobel Laureat!

A powerful endorsement of happiness…from a Nobel Laureat!

By Harpreet Bhal

LONDON (Reuters) – Levels of happiness could help shape economic policy in the industrialized world in the same way such factors have gained prominence in developing countries, said economics Nobel laureate Amartya Sen.

Sen, 76, said citizens’ quality of life and their general wellbeing should be considered as a measure when looking at overall economic success, particularly since developed countries face social issues such as unemployment despite economic growth.

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