Findings by the Institute of Economic Affairs show that happiness levels correlate with the amount of wealth a person accumulates. And, in contrast to popular belief, it does not level off when the assets reach a certain threshold.
The report, by a dozen academics from around the world, has dismissed David Cameron’s strategy of promoting happiness over other objectives.
It suggests he would have done far better to invest the time and money into simply making us all better off by boosting Britain’s flatlining GDP.
Philip Booth, editorial director at the IEA, told The Sunday Times: ‘The Government is spending money on collecting happiness statistics in order to promote government policies to try to increase national happiness.
'This is a flawed policy and based on a complete misconception.’
Sorry Paul, but yes, money can buy you love, at least for a while...
and just for kicks...