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Can a government make you happy?

New Zealand is the first western country to state it should be judged not by its wealth but by its citizens’ wellbeing. Is securing our happiness really the job of governments?

New Zealand is the first western country to state it should be judged not by its economic prosperity but by its citizens’ wellbeing. Might these wellbeing policies be masking an inability by governments to effect any real change in citizen’s lives or do they actually end up making economic sense after all?

(Photo: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Credit: Getty Images)

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