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Why Government Can't Measure Your Happiness

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09/19/2019Ryan McMaken

When a parent leaves the work force to focus on parenting, this shows up in government stats as lower employment and less consumer spending — suggesting a less productive economy. But that's not what's going on at all.

Original Article: Why the Government Can't Measure Income, Happiness, or Well-Being.

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