The quest for happiness in America is a long-standing tradition, dating as far back as Thomas Jefferson's iconic phrase, "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." Yet very few people understand what actually makes Americans happy. In Gross National Happiness, public policy expert Arthur Brooks uncovers America's "happiness gap." Brooks reveals the surprising truth about who is happy in America, who is not, and how we can become happier--not just as individuals, but as a nation. Employing his trademark blend of unconventional wisdom and data-driven analysis, Brooks offers unexpected and illuminating conclusions about how our government can aid all Americans in their pursuit of happiness.
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group