Re: Happiness of the rich
Source Sandwichman
Date 07/02/09/21:27

...On a more serious note, I just happened to have started reading an
essay titled "Happiness and Individualism: A Very Difficult Union" by
Stefano Zamagni. I imagine that what Zamagni has to say might have
some bearing on David's question but I was brought up short by a
sentence on the first page: "[in conventional economic theory] models
are generated where what is analysed is essentially an autistic
behavior: the understanding of the mental states of the other is
simply not considered at all, nor are sympathy and empathy given a
proper role in the explanation of economic decisions in intereractive

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