John de Graaf

Happiness Initiative

Guest

Co-founder of the Happiness Initiative and Executive Director of Take Back Your Time, both in Seattle, Washington; writer and documentary-maker whose books include Take Back Your Time: Fighting Overwork and Time Poverty in America, Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic and What's the Economy for, Anyway?: Why It's Time to Stop Chasing Growth and Start Pursuing Happiness

John de Graaf on KCRW

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"Happiness" is a right enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. Is it a better measure of human "progress" than "Gross National Product?"

Gross National… Happiness?

"Happiness" is a right enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. Is it a better measure of human "progress" than "Gross National Product?"

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Members of the Senate and Congress are on summer breaks all over the world, visiting war zones as well as ancient ruins and sunny beaches.

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Members of the Senate and Congress are on summer breaks all over the world, visiting war zones as well as ancient ruins and sunny beaches.

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