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First broadcast:
Tuesday 11 September 2012

In a week of programmes devoted to the good life, Anne McElvoy examines whether we place too much weight on happiness as a measure of our quality of life.

Contributors consider the new economics of well-being and the role of happiness in writing and include: Richard Layard, Edward Skidelsky, Gus O'Donnell, Juliet Michaelson, Paul Ormerod and Alexandra Harris.


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