Economics and similar, for the sleep-deprived
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Monday, November 15, 2010
In the cold light of day
hmmm, these things never seem quite as much fun as they did when you were just daydreaming about them, do they? Apparently we're going to have policy shaped round managing the Gross National Happiness going forward. Because money isn't everything you know. It was when we were making loads of it but now it isn't. I think this is the definitive answer to students campaigning about fees and debt and the like - god it's all about the money with you people isn't it? Don't you have better things to think about? Stop and think about the flowers and magnets man, don't just obsess about your nine thousand bloody pounds all the time. Etc, etc. You can be just as happy living in a bedsit in Luton as you can on full housing benefit. Here's a book by Philip Blond that explains it all, I really think you should read it.
I would guess that there are a fair few dozen economists of the leftish persuasion who are feeling right now rather as one used to on Christmas mornings past, as the realisation seeped in that the MegaRanger Exclesior was not really quite as life-transformingly cool as it had appeared to be in the advert.
PS: Bhutan was hardly ever any kind of Shangri-la either, by the way.
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