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December 18, 2009


Richard Gadsden

There's an implicit assumption, not just that individuals don't predict their future well-being accurately, but also that some other person would be better. Even if people misjudge their own desires, the assumption that someone else will judge them better is pretty heroic.

Neil Murphy

Essentially what you say is that humans can't look after themselves. Therefore some other humans (who also can't look after themselves) have to have the power to look after the rest of us. No idea how these will be selected to ensure they have the capability to look after themselves and then us?

Chris C

"For example, in Germany, Australia, Finland and the US (to a lesser extent) people who watch no TV are happier than those who watch more than three hours a day."

That's self-evident if you've ever seen German or Australian TV.


Is watching lots of TV a cause or effect of unhappiness?

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I can't decide what to watch.


Humans cant look after themselves?

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