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Articles by William Davies
The Political Economy of Unhappiness
NLR 71, September-October 2011, pp. 65-80in
Subjects: Social Theory , Economic Policy
As the bill for mental health problems—iconically, depression—climbs, economists seek to quantify the efficiency costs of unhappiness. In such quests, capitalism is reverting to classical psychologies of well-being, the better to neutralize the meaning of the new forms of illness—and its authorship of them.Read this article or download a PDF file
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