Arthur C. Brooks – There is nothing inherently fair…

There is nothing inherently fair about equalizing incomes. If the government penalizes you for working…


“There is nothing inherently fair about equalizing incomes. If the government penalizes you for working harder than somebody else, that is unfair. If you save your money but retire with the same pension as a free-spending neighbor, that is also unfair.”
-Arthur C. Brooks

Arthur C. Brooks – The truth is that relative…

The truth is that relative income is not directly related to happiness. Nonpartisan social-survey…


“The truth is that relative income is not directly related to happiness. Nonpartisan social-survey data clearly show that the big driver of happiness is earned success: a person’s belief that he has created value in his life or the life of others.”
-Arthur C. Brooks