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Critical Faculties

More money, more problems

An economic historian argues that affluence does not a happy society make

By Christopher Shea
October 15, 2006

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THE NEW BRITISH documentary ‘‘49 Up,’’ the latest update on the fates of a dozen people the filmmaker Michael Apted has been following since the age of 7, offers fresh evidence that the wellsprings of human happiness are, indeed, mysterious. Apted clearly intended his films to be explorations of the British class system—and, yes, the pampered 7-year-olds do turn out ... (Full article: 955 words)

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