Is happiness as important as GDP?

Andrew Oswald considers recent moves in economics, famously the most dismal of sciences, to take the happiness and psychological health of the population as seriously as a country's GDP My subject - economics - is becoming cheerier. You may have noticed from the newspapers that there is significant interest in…

Americans comment on UK Happiness Monitoring

So it's official. Stiff-upper-lip-Brits have gone all touchy-feely. Today the Guardian Newspaper reported that "The UK government is poised to start measuring people's psychological and environmental wellbeing, bidding to be among the first countries to officially monitor happiness." On this dull, dark afternoon in London, we UK-based Newsfeeders can't imagine that the…