The Search for Meaning

If you were to chart the objective indicators of social welfare since World War Two, you would see an across-the-board increase in such objective measures as per-capita income, “real” income, longevity, cars per driver, phone calls per capita, trips taken, highest degree earned, and even IQ scores. The graphs of subjective indicators like personal freedom, women’s freedom, and reduction of bias against minority groups would also show steady trends upward.

Obviously with more of everything, we should all be happier. Right?.....

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