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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Tue 11 Sep 2012 22:00

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