The American Happiness Paradox

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Does spending more money in the pursuit of happiness work?

Ruth Whippman, British documentary maker living in California and the author of America the Anxious: How Our Pursuit of Happiness is Creating a Nation of Nervous Wrecks (St. Martin's Press, 2016), explores the contradiction she noticed upon moving to the United States; although Americans spend more money in pursuit of happiness, studies show we have not found it.