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作者 Lane, Robert Edwards
書名 The loss of happiness in market democracies / Robert E. Lane
出版項 New Haven : Yale University Press, c2000
國際標準書號 0300078013 (alk. paper)
9780300078015 (alk. paper)
9780300091069 (pbk.)
0300091060 (pbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人社中心  HB72 L364 2000    在架上    30560400156904
 歐美所圖書館  330.1 L244 2000    在架上  -  30500101466848
說明 x, 465 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 The Yale ISPS series
Yale ISPS series
附註 Includes bibliographical references (p. 349-450) and index
"Drawing on extensive research in such fields as quality of life, economics, politics, sociology, psychology, and biology, Robert E. Lane presents a challenging thesis. He shows that the main sources of well-being in advanced economies are friendships and a good family life and that, once one is beyond the poverty level, a larger income contributes almost nothing to happiness. In fact, as prosperity increases, there is a tragic erosion of family solidarity and community integration, and individuals become more and more distrustful of each other and their political institutions. Lane urges that we alter our priorities so that we increase our levels of companionship even at the risk of reducing our income."--BOOK JACKET
Pt. I. Introduction. 1. Shadow on the Land -- Pt. II. Well-Being and Depression. 2. Unhappiness in Our Time. 3. Happiness as an Endowment: Evolution, the Fall from Grace, and Devalued Children -- Pt. III. Income versus Companionship. 4. Why Money Doesn't Buy Happiness for Most of Us. 5. Companionship or Income? 6. Searching for Lost Companions in Market Democracies -- Appendix to Chapter 6. Community Characteristics by Size of Place. 7. Gaining Felicity While Losing Income? -- Pt. IV. The Market Makes People Unhappy. 8. Materialism in Market Democracies. 9. Is Well-Being a Market Externality? 10. Pain and Loneliness in a Consumers' Paradise -- Pt. V. Is Democracy a Source of Unhappiness? 11. Rising Malaise at Democracy's Feast. 12. Do Democratic Processes Contribute to Ill-Being? 13. The Pain of Self-Determination in Democracy. 14. Companionate Democracy. 15. Political Theory of Well-Being -- Pt. VI. Individualism. 16. Are People the Best Judges of Their Own Well-Being? 17. Self-Inspired Pain
主題 Economics -- Moral and ethical aspects
Economics -- Sociological aspects
Quality of life
Money -- Moral and ethical aspects
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