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CO2 emissions make you happy!

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Well, at least according to this chart, which Cato’s Will Wilkinson links to as part of his nice demolition of the very dodgy Happy Planet Index that we discussed a few days ago.

Of course, CO2 emissions themselves don’t make you happy. This chart is just another way of making a point well-established in the happiness literature, that a reasonably high average standard of living (though one considerably lower than in wealthy Western countries) is a precondition of average happiness being in the normal 7-8 range of a 0-10 scale – contrary to what the new economics foundation is trying to show through the Happy Planet Index.

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Written by Admin

July 16, 2006 at 12:36 pm

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