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Consumption and the Pursuit of Happiness
In the Declaration of Independence, the Founders called the “pursuit of Happiness” an “unalienable Right”—yet both psychologists and economists have noted that we don’t really know how happiness can be obtained. Daniel Barbezat, professor of economics, will examine different ways of understanding why people make the decisions they do.
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